Olam’s oil palm development in Gabon violated Forest Stewardship Council’s deforestation rules

An independent assessment commissioned by the FSC has concluded that Olam Palm Gabon cleared over 24,000 hectares of forest, as well as between 900 ha and 1,823 ha of non-forest areas with High Conservation Values, in violation with the FSC Policy for Association. This was the basis of the complaint Mighty Earth filed with the FSC in 2016.