Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) members today responded to a report exposing critical flaws in the industry body’s certification of ‘sustainable’ palm oil by supporting a resolution to improve the quality, oversight and credibility of assessments by third-party auditors
Our new report, Who Watches the Watchmen?, has revealed flaws in the system by which the Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) guarantees palm oil is free from links with primary forest destruction. Auditing firms relied on by RSPO regularly fail to identify and mitigate unsustainable practices by oil palm firms.
Just days before UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has set out the key actions it believes are essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment
A group of 16 environmental organisations are calling on Japan to put in place stronger measures to stop the trade in illegal timber, citing evidence that Japanese companies are importing timber from Samling Global, a company involved in illegal logging in Malaysian Borneo
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends Norway’s divestment of its pension fund’s shares in Malaysian logger Samling Global this week, but calls for a more comprehensive review of the fund’s wider investments of over $400 million in other controversial forestry and plantation companies