Forest reports

Front cover of our report entitled Who Watches the Watchmen? Auditors and the breakdown of oversight in the RSPO

Who Watches the Watchmen?

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an industry body formed in 2004 with a mission to reassure consumers that palm oil bearing its certificate of approval is free from links with primary forest destruction, damage to endangered species’ habitats or abuses of the rights of indigenous peoples and communities

Banking on Extinction

This report reveals that despite adopting polices to keep it from financing deforestation, the UK bank HSBC is nevertheless a leading financier of the palm oil industry – and provides loans worth hundreds of millions of dollars to some of its worst elements

Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity

The Bali Declaration Ten Years On

The World Bank has estimated illegal logging costs producer countries $15 billion a year, it's acknowledged that timber processing and importing countries have a vital role to play in tackling the problem. This briefing assesses the progress made in the past decade, highlighting areas where actions are still needed