Unsustainable palm oil production and use could severely impact your future. Know what the problems are and act to preserve tropical rainforest ecosystems and the communities that thrive in them.
Oil palms are mainly grown in Indonesia and Malaysia but is spreading in Southeast Asia, to the Pacific, South Asia, Africa and Latin America. Where the oil palm plantation estates go, so do unsustainable practices that uproot communities, harm workers and destroy rainforests and all life it sustains.
In the mid-2000s, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was set-up to provide a voluntary certification process to encourage sustainable palm oil practices. However, where it was initially meant to protect both people and planet, RSPO has increasingly been interested in protecting itself and the industry - from growers to the downstream supply chain. Communities and indigenous peoples continue to be deprived of their land, workers and the surrounding ecosystem continues to be poisoned.
Know the truth behind palm oil.
Support the indigenous community of Long Teran Kanan to reclaim their ancestral land from the corporate giant IOI.
Pressure RSPO and the palm oil industry to phase out paraquat.