Business & Human Rights Resource Centre re companies responses to Conflict or Consent Publication

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Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch & TUK Indonesia report: “Conflict or consent? The oil palm sector at crossroads”

In November 2013, Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia released a report raising concerns about environmental and social impacts of large-scale expansion of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia and Africa.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies named in the report to respond to the allegations contained in the following items:

– Press release: “Sustainable Palm Oil: Marketing Ploy or True Commitment? New Research Questions Effectiveness of RSPO Standards”, Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia, 7 November 2013

– Report: [PDF] “Conflict or consent? The oil palm sector at crossroads” Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia, November 2013

Company responses / non-responses:

Wilmar International did not respond, but referred us to a press release announcing its “No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy” aiming to protect communities and forests.

Link:

http://business-humanrights.org/en/forest-peoples-programme-sawit-watch-tuk-indonesia-report-conflict-or-consent-the-oil-palm-sector-at-crossroads-0

 

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