Major Rogue Player in Southeast Asia’s Palm Oil Industry Announces Zero Deforestation Policy

Today, BLD Plantation Bhd, a major palm oil producer and refiner operating in Sarawak, Malaysia, announced a Sustainability Policy committing to “No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, and No Exploitation” (NDPE)


Resistance to Destructive Palm Oil Grows in South Korea

A recent report has exposed the harmful practices of major Korean conglomerates linked to the palm oil industry in Indonesia, leading to public outcry and consequences for some of the companies involved.


FSC Allowing Groups Engaged in Deforestation to Continue Profiting from its Eco-friendly Forestry Label

After a two-year investigation process, Mighty Earth calls for action on stalled Korindo scandal and files new complaint against KTS Group


New study reveals severe health impacts of Indonesia’s haze crisis on babies

New science revealed this week that the toxic haze from Indonesia’s 1997 raging forest fires, which spread across 42,500 square miles (bigger than the state of Tennessee), had a direct and irreversible impact on babies.


Mighty Earth Responds to Cargill’s Announcement of Revisions to Forests, Soy, and Human Rights Policies

"We are hopeful that we will be able to soon praise Cargill not just for promises, but for action."


Korindo Group guilty but still not charged: FSC Board delays complaint verdict until next year

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has notified Mighty Earth that its International Board of Directors has delayed until March 2019 a decision on whether the organization will disassociate from the Korindo Group.


Over 60 NGOs call for stronger reforms to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards

Mighty Earth together with over 60 other NGOs, signed an open letter to members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and consumer goods companies regarding the planned revisions to the RSPO Principles & Criteria.


ABP, World’s Fifth Largest Pension Fund, Divests from Forest Destroyer, But Retains Stake in Parent Company

The world’s fifth largest pension fund – the Dutch national pension fund ABP – has announced that it is divesting €300,000 from a Korean company, Posco Daewoo, which has destroyed 66,718 acres of pristine rainforests in Papua, Indonesia for palm oil plantations.


Dutch pension fund exposed on national TV for financing Posco Daewoo’s rainforest destruction

On May 5th, the national TV station in the Netherlands, Kassa, ran a 16-minute segment exposing the Dutch Pension Fund's financing of Posco Daewoo


Korindo Group Still Destroying Pristine Rainforest in Papua

While the Korindo Group has enacted a temporary moratorium on new deforestation on its oil palm plantations, it has been quietly but steadily destroying areas of pristine rainforest in one of its logging concessions in Papua, PT Inocin Abadi (PT IA).


Activists in South Korea Rally Against Indonesian Rainforest Destruction by Korean Conglomerate POSCO Daewoo

Mighty Earth joined with The Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM), Korea’s largest environmental NGO, at a rally in Gwanghwamun North Square in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, July 31st, to demand that the Korean conglomerate POSCO Daewoo stop destroying Indonesian rainforest on its palm oil plantation in Papua.


Palm Oil Producer POSCO Daewoo dropped by UK drugstore chain Boots over deforestation, claims to have temporarily suspended forest clearing

The UK’s largest drugstore retailer, Boots, reports that it has ended a retail partnership with POSCO Daewoo, following a letter sent by Mighty Earth to parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance.