Palm oil buyers compromise no-deforestation pledges by sourcing from conglomerates with logging, mining assets

Most no-deforestation commitments, known in the industry as No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policies, only apply to the palm oil supply chain rather than the entire corporate entity of a company’s suppliers, a study by Chain Reaction Research (CRR), a consortium of non-profits AidEnvironment, Profundo, and Climate Advisors.


Consumer goods firms, retailers and banks with commitments to cut deforestation out of their supply chains and financial portfolios risk tarnishing their green pledges by buying from Southeast Asian conglomerates that clear forests through other forest-risk businesses, such as mining and logging.

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