Commodity Crimes

21 November 2013

This report is the result of an investigation into two of the world’s leading distributors of palm oil. It documents the illegal logging of land near protected forests in Indonesia by Bumitama Agri Group. The illegal activities include irregular permits, the encroachment on land which is home to endangered orangutans, and illegal clearing and landgrabbing.

The report also documents the financing - including from European financiers - behind the companies involved and calls on the banks and pension funds involved to take steps towards public divestment from these companies if these problems are not addressed.