World Rainforest Movement

Up in Smoke: Failures in Wilmar’s promise to clean up the palm oil business

PeA_WilmarA report by some of the Friends of the Earth groups shows how some of the fires that affected Indonesia’s forests in the last months can be traced to companies that supply or are owned by Wilmar International, a company that spurred a dramatic wave of sustainability pledges in the palm oil sector in December 2013. Despite new evidence that the company violates its own ‘no deforestation’ policies, this report sustains how major U.S. and European investors have not taken significant steps to address these problems. According to Indonesian law, the companies are legally responsible for the fires.