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Is this Malaysian palm oil firm still destroying forest in Borneo — and selling to Wilmar?

mongabay.com - 9 February 2016

The Malaysian-owned palm oil company Genting Plantations has again been accused of clearing ecologically important secondary forest in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province according to a recent report by Greenomics that raises fresh concerns over the effectiveness of “zero-deforestation” monitoring within the palm oil industry.

The report, titled “Wilmar’s palm oil products continue to be associated with deforestation,” alleges that PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang (PT CSC), a Genting subsidiary, cleared High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest in its concession in West Kalimantan, a violation of Wilmar International’s landmark pledge to purge its supply chain of deforestation. Read more...