Promises in Practice

Policies seeking to halt the environmental and social damage of palm oil production are proving to be only a partial success.

Major palm oil companies have increasingly adopted ambitious ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ policies to make palm oil more sustainable.

But the findings in our report Promises in Practice indicate that although deforestation rates in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua provinces have fallen to approximately half of what would be anticipated under business-as-usual, deforestation is still happening.