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Herakles abandons all operations in Mundemba and Toko concession areas, Cameroon

Herakles Farms, a New York based investment Firm and the parent company of SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) which has been under the spotlight of increasing local and international opposition for its intention to establish oil palm plantations in protected areas (including the iconic Korup National Park in south west Cameroon) has abandoned all operations in the Mundemba and Toko Subdivisions respectively and in Ndian Division on May 29, 2015.

Expansion by Indonesia’s largest palm oil company frozen for disobeying RSPO standards

The RSPO’s Complaints Panel has upheld the Forest Peoples Programme in its complaint against Golden Agri Resources, which was seeking to expand 18 of its operations in Kalimantan. After concluding that it has ‘reasonable grounds’ to conclude that the company is in violation of several RSPO norms, the latest ‘determination’ by the Panel notes:

"The Panel hereby prohibits GAR from acquiring or developing any new areas until this complaint has been dealt with to the satisfaction of the Complaints Panel."

Ekspansi perusahaan minyak sawit terbesar Indonesia dihentikan setelah pengaduan dari FPP

Konglomerat minyak sawit tersebut diperintahkan untuk menghentikan ekspansi operasinya setelah terjadi berbagai pelanggaran terhadap standar-standar RSPO.

Pada awal Mei 2015, Panel Keluhan Roundtable on SustainablePalm Oil (RSPO) mendukung Forest Peoples Programme atas pengaduannya terhadap Golden Agri Resources (GAR), yang saat itu berencana memperluas 18 operasinya di Kalimantan. Setelah menyimpulkan bahwa FPP memiliki 'alasan yang masuk akal' untuk menyimpulkan bahwa perusahaan tersebut telah melanggar beberapa norma RSPO, 'ketetapan' terbaru Panel Keluhan menyatakan bahwa: