Companies importing palm oil, soy, cocoa, rubber, and a host of other commodities into the EU are in for a challenging year. The pending EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) presents perhaps the greatest shift in approach to global deforestation ever attempted. All companies importing into the EU need to be able
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 Second, data that is publicly available tends to be out of date or incomplete.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