Indirect supply chains pose a major deforestation risk for global cocoa industry
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
A new report has emphasised the threats major firms face in not having a full picture of their cocoa suppliers
Brazilian meat giants linked to farmer charged with massacre in the Amazon
Friday, March 20th, 2020
A new investigation by Repórter Brasil reveals links between JBS and Marfrig and a farmer accused of Amazon massacre.
JBS urged to improve ‘indirect’ supply chain monitoring
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
The meatpacking giant has long faced allegations that it is fuelling deforestation and now Brazil’s environment commission has called for an investigation into its traceability mechanisms.
Indonesian timber auditors to probe allegations of faked permits for $6bn of wood
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Ongoing legal uncertainty risks more conflict at Indonesia palm site linked to murders
Friday, February 21st, 2020
Tension rising once more at KSU Amelia as new land rights disputes fester in wake of local activists’ murder in 2019 at the North Sumatra plantation.
Forest 500 report laments “painfully slow” progress of brands to tackle supply chain deforestation
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
New analysis of corporate efforts to fight against deforestation accuses Amazon, Nike, McDonald’s and dozens of other firms of falling short.
Feronia security guard reportedly acquitted of environmental activist’s murder in DRC
Monday, February 17th, 2020
Court decision to clear palm oil company employee of murder has left local rights group “shocked and outraged” as NGO pressure mounts on Feronia and its European backers.
UK-based Equatorial Palm Oil under fire for alleged malpractice in Liberia
Friday, January 31st, 2020
Traidcraft Exchange report calls for UK due diligence legislation outlawing environmental and human rights abuses by UK-registered firms operating overseas.
Critics round on Bolivia authorities for prioritising agribusiness over deforestation crisis
Friday, January 31st, 2020
New legislations in Santa Cruz and Beni could see millions of hectares of forest destroyed for agribusiness as indigenous leaders say an “emergency” is unfolding in the country.
EU risks buying “illegally produced” Mexican avocados as imports surge 70% in 2019
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Criminal groups now “embedded in the entire supply chain” of production in Michoacán where violence, extortion and illegal land clearing are rife.
Poultry excuses? UK chicken retailers’ soy purchases aiding destruction of South American forests
Friday, January 24th, 2020
Supermarkets and fast-food outlets under fire in new Greenpeace report for buying soya for chicken feed from commodity traders linked to illegal deforestation.
Nestlé dumps Cargill’s Brazilian soy but persists with its palm oil, cocoa supplies
Friday, January 17th, 2020
Decision of food giant to stop sourcing Brazilian soy from Cargill welcomed but a failure to act on other suspect commodity supply chains raises yet more questions.
Feronia’s EU funders look to act after report exposes Congo palm plantation abuses
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Major development banks commit to addressing reports of worker abuses, environmental pollution and other malpractices at controversial Feronia palm oil sites in DRC.