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23Aug

Facts about palm oil washing up on beaches

Reports of lumps of palm oil, often called ‘bergs’, washing up on beaches have been in the news. Why do they happen and what causes them? We speak with Bjorn Stignor, Managing Director of Golden-Agri … Continue reading “Facts about palm oil washing up on beaches”

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20Aug

Working with the Future Stars Programme in China

Have you ever looked forward to leading your own team when joining a company, only to be relegated to training and coursework? To be dismissed as a junior manager-in-training by senior management? To be told … Continue reading “Working with the Future Stars Programme in China”

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26Jul

A controversial collaboration: Scientists team up with the palm oil industry

If you can’t beat them, join them. Or so the old adage goes. And that’s exactly what scientists working at the SMART Research Institute (SMATRI) in Indonesia are doing. The oil palm research institute is … Continue reading “A controversial collaboration: Scientists team up with the palm oil industry”

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17Jul

Nearly half of companies with deforestation risk aren’t addressing it

Many companies have spent the last decade restructuring their supply chains — some to do the right thing, and others to reduce their exposure to climate transition risk. One of them is “high carbon stock” … Continue reading “Nearly half of companies with deforestation risk aren’t addressing it”

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28Jun

Golden Agri-Resources’ Sustainability Report 2018 highlights

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24Jun

Do smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?

While reports of rainforest destruction wrought by large plantation firms continue to emerge, recent studies have also pointed to the role of smallholder farmers—oil palm growers who cultivate palm in an area not exceeding 25 … Continue reading “Do smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?”

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21Jun

Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia

In a major collaborative effort to address persistent labour rights issues in Indonesia’s palm oil sector, five industry giants have jointly announced two new pilot projects that seek to change practices around casual labour and … Continue reading “Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia”

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14Jun

Latest Greenpeace report ignores progress being made in palm sector

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11Jun

Top food firms spot supply-chain risks to forests in real time

Led by the Global Forest Watch team at the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI), the GFW Pro platform enables commodity producers and buyers, investors and green groups to act faster to protect forests. More than … Continue reading “Top food firms spot supply-chain risks to forests in real time”

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