European Consumers Demand Sustainable Natural Rubber: Survey

Unsustainable natural rubber is increasingly becoming a reputational risk for consumer-facing brands


Webinar: Possible Financial & Legal Implications of Casino Group’s Deforestation Links

Chain Reaction Research held a webinar with guests from Envol Vert and Mighty Earth to discuss Casino’s ties to deforestation, the legal ramifications, and the financial risks the company faces.


ONG : L’industrie et les gouvernements affaiblissent-ils le nouveau rapport cacao pour minimiser le travail des enfants et la pauvreté des agriculteurs ?

Depuis près de 20 ans, la question du travail des enfants et de l’esclavage est sur le radar de l’industrie qui s’approvisionne en Afrique de l’Ouest, région qui produit environ 66% du cacao mondial.


NGOs: Are Industry and Governments Watering Down New Cocoa Report Data to Downplay Persistent Child Labor and Farmer Poverty?

For close to 20 years the issue of child labor and slavery has been on the radar of the industry who source from West Africa which produces around 66% of the world’s cocoa.


Complicit: An Investigation into Deforestation at Michelin’s Royal Lestari Utama Project in Sumatra, Indonesia

“Our evidence shows thousands of hectares of wildlife-rich rainforests were industrially deforested in Jambi in the run-up to the agreement of the RLU Project in late 2014. Michelin knew about this terrible forest destruction, they didn’t do enough to stop it, and instead chose to provide green cover to the project in order to attract green bond investors that have since sunk millions of dollars into the scheme.”


Environmentalists Greet New Tyson CEO Dean Banks With “Welcome” Protest on First Week of Work 

NWA citizens rally at Tyson HQ as CEO starts job, calling for fulfilled promises, transparency, regenerative agricultural practices and community health.


IEA Fails to Deliver a 1.5-degree Climate Scenario for Steel Industry

The International Energy Agency has squandered its unique opportunity to set the stage for the decarbonization of steel.


Chocolate groups gain ground on bean-to-bar tracing

“If the cocoa industry can achieve full traceability it will be huge,” said Etelle Higonnet, senior campaign director at NGO Mighty Earth, noting that if the chocolate sector could achieve supply chain transparency, there was no excuse for other agricultural commodities not to follow suit. The industry, which pledged to eradicate the problem of child labour decades ago, has long faced criticism over its social and environmental impact in the countries where it is grown.


Indigenous-Led Movement Tells Brazilian Government: #HandsOffTheAmazon

Urgent action is needed to stop deforestation in the Amazon, protecting the livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and the keeping the Amazon from ecosystem collapse due to decades of destruction.


Indonesian workers stage protests against new labour laws

…Critics also said the move reduces environmental protections.  Environmental campaign group Mighty Earth said: “Elements of the new law will worsen deforestation and land rights abuses and reverse recent successes in reducing forest loss.”  “The Indonesian parliament made a ruinous false choice between environmental sustainability and economic growth by effectively legitimising uncontrolled deforestation as an engine for a so-called pro-investment job creation policy,” Phelim Kine, senior campaigns director with Mighty Earth said in a statement sent to Al Jazeera.


Report: Michelin Covered Up Industrial Deforestation by its Indonesian Partner in “Eco-Friendly” Rubber Venture

World's largest tire company seeking millions from investors to restore forest that its own business partner destroyed.