The EU Deforestation Regulation could be a turning point in efforts to reduce palm oil-related deforestation. With the regulation likely to go into effect next year, companies need to consider three factors. First, public support has polled as high as 87%, so industry will be under scrutiny to comply with
The biggest challenge in deforestation monitoring is determining who caused it. This is difficult for a number of reasons. First, concessions - areas licensed to oil palm companies for industrial plantations - are not widely available. Second, data that is publicly available tends to be out of date or incomplete.
Grievances possibly provide the most valuable window into whether a palm oil company is actively addressing unsustainable and socially irresponsible practices in their supply chain. To make tracking and reviewing grievances simpler and more effective, Palmoil.io has built a comprehensive grievance database, which now features over 1,500 grievances