06 Dec '11, 10am

How @the_ecologist took on #BellPottinger with palm oil/rainforest greenwashing story

How @the_ecologist took on #BellPottinger with palm oil/rainforest greenwashing story

A major international supplier of palm oil has admitted destroying carbon-rich peatland and clearing land before identifying whether it was important orang-utan habitat. The Sinar Mas group, which has supplied palm oil to Nestlé, Kraft and Unilever, claimed an independent audit of its operations showed it did not destroy peatland or forests of high conservation value. However, the audit itself, commissioned under pressure from one-time Sinar Mas customer, Unilever, says the company broke Indonesian law as recently as this year by clearing peatland and also starting land clearance before an assessment had been made of its conservation value. Degraded forests used by orang-utans The group also claims that it develops plantations on degraded land, and that degradation occurred before they started using the land, and as such it is not responsible for destroying orang-utan habi...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/561391/pal...

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