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Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges

Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges by Megan Rowling LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - James Mulbah knows how forests work. After fleeing Liberia's civil war, aged seven, he and his family lived as refugees in a forest village in Guinea for the next eight years, reliant on the environment for food, medicine and fuel.

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Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges

Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges by Megan Rowling LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - James Mulbah knows how forests work. After fleeing Liberia's civil war, aged seven, he and his family lived as refugees in a forest village in Guinea for the next eight years, reliant on the environment for food, medicine and fuel.

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RSPO Certification - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

A Global Standard For Sustainable Palm Oil To ensure the credibility of palm oil sustainability claims, all RSPO members that take legal ownership and produce or handle RSPO-certified sustainable oil palm products need to be RSPO certified. At the heart of this process are the RSPO Principles & Criteria.

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Palm oil: why do we care more about orangutans than migrant

Labour rights forgotten in the sustainable industry. In 2004, the palm oil sector responded to international criticism of its environmental and social impacts by launching the Roundtable on

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is 'greenwashing' labelled

THE EIA says the RSPO, whose slogan is "Transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm", is greenwashing its products, effectively giving them false environmental credibility. "This is despite these same major concerns about the credibility of the RSPO being raised by the EIA in 2015," the agency said.

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Impacts of the palm oil industry | SPOTT.org

The production of palm oil can result in land grabs, loss of livelihoods and social conflict, and human rights are often violated on plantations. The resulting conflicts have had a significant impact on the social welfare of many.

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Palm oil body promises revamp amid credibility doubts

RSPO has promised to revise its complaints system, says green group that threatened to quit body. BANGKOK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an industry group that

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Palm oil group's sustainability guarantee is 'destructive con

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a sustainable palm oil certification program, is guilty of "fraudulent auditing of oil palm plantations" and other "greenwashing" practices that give "false environmental credibility to its products," according to a new report by industry watchdog, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). "Consumers around the world are still

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Oil Palm Plantations and Rights Violations in Indonesia | HRW

A patchwork of weak laws, exacerbated by poor government oversight, and the failure of oil palm plantation companies to fulfill their human rights due diligence responsibilities, have resulted in...

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Industrial palm oil investors struggle to gain foothold in Africa

Industrial palm oil investors struggle to gain foothold in Africa Twenty-seven concessions intended for industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa have either failed or been abandoned in the last decade. Of the 49 that remain, less than 20 percent of the allocated land has been developed.

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Evolution of sustainable palm oil policy in Southeast Asia

palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, 2016). They also highlight their efforts to promote sustainable palm oil and improve transparency within the industry (Laurance et al., 2010). The RSPO was officially established under the Swiss Civil Code in 2004 after the WWF commenced seeking in-

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Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges

Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges it must gain what is called "free, prior and informed consent" (FPIC) from local people before the first oil palm tree is planted

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Indigenous peoples rights palm oil - CSPO Watch

Palm Oil News Indigenous Peoples Rights Palm Oil and Exclusion from Sustainability It is easy to fall for the narrative that indigenous peoples and the forests they live in are a solution for the climate crisis caused by others that live thousands of miles from them.

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What's driving the palm oil industry's human rights abuses

Palm oil is cheap because it's produced by a global industry built on land grabbing, human rights abuses and environmental devastation. Along with low production costs and a growing market comes the other reason why palm oil has become ubiquitous: it gives high returns on investment. Palm oil's environmental footprint

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Human Rights Abuse and the Palm Industry - LIVING PALM FREE

Palm oil suppliers make billions of dollars, however, their workers struggle to earn enough money for survival. In extreme cases, they are earning as little as $2.50 a day. According to Amnesty.org, children as young as 8 drop out of school to help their parents in the plantation working in hazardous and physical conditions .

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Industrial palm oil investors struggle to gain foothold in Africa

Industrial palm oil investors struggle to gain foothold in Africa by Ashoka Mukpo Twenty-seven concessions intended for industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa have either failed or been abandoned in the last decade.

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Palm oil - Consumer NZ

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a largely industry-led initiative, promised to provide a solution by certifying only "good" oil. Set up in 2004, the RSPO counts about 2700 companies among its members including some 135 growers, and 500 food and grocery manufacturers.

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Indigenous peoples rights palm oil - CSPO Watch

Palm Oil News Indigenous Peoples Rights Palm Oil and Exclusion from Sustainability It is easy to fall for the narrative that indigenous peoples and the forests they live in are a solution for the climate crisis caused by others that live thousands of miles from them.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is 'greenwashing' labelled

THE EIA says the RSPO, whose slogan is "Transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm", is greenwashing its products, effectively giving them false environmental credibility. "This is despite these same major concerns about the credibility of the RSPO being raised by the EIA in 2015," the agency said.

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Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges

Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges it must gain what is called "free, prior and informed consent" (FPIC) from local people before the first oil palm tree is planted

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GRAIN | The "greening" of a shady business – Roundtable for

When the RSPO process started, the oil palm industry had already managed to achieve a bad reputation as a result of its direct involvement in human rights violations and environmental destruction. Documentation of these include Eric Wakker's 1999 publication, Forest Fires and the Expansion of Indonesia's Oil Palm Plantations, and one year

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Palm Oil and human rights: What you need to know | Amnesty

In fact, more than 2000 companies are members of the Roundtable Sustainability Palm Oil, a body set up in 2004 to clean up the palm oil sector after environmental scandals. Yet Amnesty International's report warns that even products containing palm oil the Roundtable certifies as "sustainable" could be tainted by human rights abuses.

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Palm oil group's sustainability guarantee is 'destructive con

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a sustainable palm oil certification program, is guilty of "fraudulent auditing of oil palm plantations" and other "greenwashing" practices that give "false environmental credibility to its products," according to a new report by industry watchdog, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). "Consumers around the world are still

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