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Indonesia: We reject the palm oil companies because this is our home

WALHI | 27 January, 2015

We reject the palm oil companies because this is our home

A new video from WALHI (Friends of the Earth-Indonesia) documents the views of villagers in Bengkulu Province, on the west coast of Sumatra, who are resisting the expansion of palm oil on their lands. According to WALHI, the local company, PT Sandhabi Indah Lestari, which has taken over the communities’ lands without their consent, is a supplier of the palm oil trading giant, Wilmar. In December 2013, Wilmar issued a public policy committing itself ensuring there was ‘Zero Deforestation’ and ‘Zero Exploitation’ in its entire supply chain. The villagers impacted by Wilmar’s supply chain have yet to see the benefits of this policy’s implmentation.

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