Founding members of POIG, Agropalma, DAABON and New Britain Palm Oil have been named among the World’s most responsible palm oil producers in a new report by the Forest Heroes campaign.
The campaign, labels the leaders in the industry as ‘Green Tigers’ described as companies who are ‘adapting to the revolutionized global market by evolving to ensure that their growth does not come at the expense of forests.’ and ‘are working aggressively to protect forests and reduce their overall environmental footprint are enjoying dramatically improved market access – with strong prospects for continued international growth.’
To read more about the Forest Heroes campaign and the Green tiger ranking click here.
The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) today released a set of indicators that allow for the independent verification of performance against the POIG Charter, which was released in November 2013. The POIG Charter builds on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) certification standard with additional requirements that ensure all palm oil operations by POIG grower members are free from deforestation, the destruction of peatlands,
and human and labor rights abuses.
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The indicators are available here
POIG founding member New Britain Palm Oil Limited released their fourth Sustainability Report in April 2014. The report details how the company is working towards compliance with the POIG Charter.
The report can be downloaded here