First palm oil producer operating primarily at grower level announces strong forest conservation policy.
Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to Mandarin Oriental Hotels, has announced an immediate moratorium on forest clearance.
The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental is closely tied to a company that has cleared vast areas of rainforests, and is helping drive the Sumatran elephant to extinction.
PM Erna Solberg will today meet with the Orang Rimba, one of Indonesia’s most vulnerable indigenous tribes in the rainforest in Jambi, Sumatra.
On the one hand, Norway invests huge financial capital in Indonesia’s efforts to reduce deforestation. Simultaneously, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) invests in precisely the industry sectors that constitute the greatest threats to Indonesia’s forests.