Posts Tagged with "land grab"

PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

Today, food and beverage giant PepsiCo declared that it will no longer accept land grabbing in its global supply chains. Land grabbing occurs when Indigenous Peoples or local communities are kicked off their land so corporations can make profits from growing palm oil, sugar, and other crops. This announcement comes after significant consumer pressure from [...]

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

Friday, January 31, 2014

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. While this policy is notable, especially given APRIL’s recent suspension from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it falls far short of what is needed for APRIL to clean up its [...]

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

 The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on notice. APRIL has been placed on probation and the WBCSD will revoke its membership unless it can prove that it has [...]

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

The following guest blog is a call to action by RAN ally Adelbert Gangai on behalf of his people in Papua New Guinea. Please watch this compelling short interview with Adelbert speaking to RAN staff at last month’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Sumatra, Indonesia. Then take action here to help the [...]

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Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

Monday, November 11, 2013

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Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

The Indigenous communities of Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea are engaged in a high stakes battle to defend their land and culture from the threat of Conflict Palm Oil expansion and they have a quick and easy request for help right now. Much of RAN’s forest team is currently in Medan, Sumatra for the annual [...]

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No Blood for Palm Oil

Friday, January 21, 2011

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No Blood for Palm Oil

The land grab crisis in Indonesia is getting worse — with tragic consequences. On Tuesday, six unarmed villagers were shot while harvesting palm oil fruit on their own land. Jakarta Globe’s Jan. 16 article reports the villagers had an ongoing conflict with Kresna Duta Agroindo, a palm oil subsidiary of Sinar Mas, when they were [...]

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