Posts Tagged with "IOI Group"

Malaysian Palm Oil Scheme: More Problems, Fewer Answers

Monday, August 22, 2011

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Malaysian Palm Oil Scheme: More Problems, Fewer Answers

This post was written by Andrew Ng, a RAN ally and committed activist who has spent more than a decade working on forest issues. What is the future of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)? Clearly the Malaysian palm oil sector — including both industry and government — wants to challenge it with the [...]

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

Monday, August 8, 2011

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

If a massive palm oil company decides that getting its plantations certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is, well, just too hard, what do you think happens? The Malaysian government comes to the rescue, of course, and comes up with a solution that will allow IOI — the largest palm oil plantation [...]

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Malaysia Has A Choice To Make: Industry Or Rainforest?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Malaysia Has A Choice To Make: Industry Or Rainforest?

It appears the Malaysian government has decided to allow its drive for industrialization to trump the preservation of some of the world’s most important natural resources. Do the two really have to be at odds in the 21st century? The county of Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, contains one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests [...]

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IOI Group: Stop Undermining Indigenous Rights

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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IOI Group: Stop Undermining Indigenous Rights

Last Monday, IOI Group received an unexpected visit from a group of activists who delivered a large photo of the community of Long Teran Kanan, a community whose traditional lands have been converted to plantations by IOI Group. Along with this powerful photo, the group also delivered the following statement from Rainforest Action Network to [...]

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Reclaiming Stolen Lands: Indigenous Community Stands up to Global Palm Oil Giant

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Reclaiming Stolen Lands: Indigenous Community Stands up to Global Palm Oil Giant

After fighting for the return of their ancestral lands for more than a decade, the people of Long Teran Kenan in Malaysian Borneo took a stand earlier this month and reclaimed part of their homeland with a decisive and peaceful act of collective resistance. Their territory had been taken from them and converted into oil [...]

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

Monday, March 21, 2011

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

“Companies buying palm oil need to be aware that the only way to ensure sustainable sourcing is to buy certified sustainable palm oil from companies that have been assessed against the RSPO standards. Buying from RSPO members is not enough.” – WWF, August 2010 Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has actively resisted getting rainforest-destroying palm oil [...]

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