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Palm Oil Producers In Indonesia Guilty Of “Greenwashing” Their Deforestation Efforts

July 11, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Greenpeace warns that an initiative by major palm oil producers ostensibly to stop deforestation in Indonesia will actually lead to further forest destruction to create more palm oil plantations. The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM) sets tougher deforestation standards than those established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), according to the producers. But Greenpeace says the initiative gives the producers time to determine which Indonesian forests to protect while actually allowing them to clear forests. “Allowing clearance in the name of 'sustainability' is nothing less than greenwashing,” a Greenpeace representative said.
"Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation", News release, Greenpeace International, July 11, 2014, © Greenpeace
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