The World Bank’s Palm Oil Policy

In 2011, the World Bank Group (WBG) adopted a Framework and Strategy for investment in the palm oil sector. The new approach was adopted on the instructions of former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, after a damning audit by International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) semi-independent Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) had shown that IFC staff were financing the palm oil giant, Wilmar, without due diligence and contrary to the IFC’s Performance Standards. Wilmar is the world’s largest palm oil trader, supplying no less than 45% of globally traded palm oil. The audit, carried out in response to a series of detailed complaints[1] from Forest Peoples Programme and partners, vindicated many of our concerns that Wilmar was expanding its operations in Indonesia in violation of legal requirements, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards and IFC norms and procedures. Almost immediately after the audit was triggered, IFC divested itself of its numerous other palm oil investments in Southeast Asia.

Politique de la Banque mondiale en matière d’huile de palme

En 2011, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale (GBM) a adopté un cadre et une stratégie d’investissement dans le secteur de l’huile de palme. La nouvelle approche a été adoptée sur instruction de l’ancien Président de la Banque mondiale, Robert Zoellick, après un audit accablant du Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) semi-indépendant de la Société financière internationale (SFI), qui constatait que la SFI finançait le géant de l’huile de palme, Wilmar, sans faire preuve de la diligence requise et de façon contraire aux normes de performance de la SFI. Wilmar est le plus grand négociant d’huile de palme au monde, fournissant pas moins de 45 % de l’huile de palme commercialisée à l’échelle globale. L’audit, effectué en réponse à une série de plaintesdétaillées du Forest Peoples Programme et de ses partenaires, a confirmé nombre de nos préoccupations quant au fait que Wilmar développait ses activités en Indonésie en violation des prescriptions légales, des normes de la RSPO et des normes et procédures de la SFI. Presque immédiatement après la mise en place de l'audit, la SFI a renoncé à ses nombreux autres investissements dans le secteur de l’huile de palme en Asie du Sud-Est.

Kebijakan Minyak Sawit Bank Dunia

Tahun 2011, Kelompok Bank Dunia [World Bank Group] mengesahkan satu Kerangka Kerja dan Strategi untuk investasi dalam sektor minyak sawit. Pendekatan baru ini disyahkan atas instruksi mantan Presiden Bank Dunia Robert Zoellick, setelah audit yang memalukan oleh badan semi independen Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) International Finance Corporation (IFC) yang menunjukan bahwa staf IFC mendanai raksasa minyak sawit, Wilmar, tanpa uji tuntas dan bertentangan Standar Kinerja IFC.

Indonesia: controversial pulp and paper giant APP comes under scrutiny as it plans expansion but makes new promises

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is coming under intensifying scrutiny over its renewed promises to bring its giant mills and supply chains into compliance with best practice norms for sustainability and its new promises that it will respect the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples. Recently, Marcus Colchester, as Co-Chair of the High Conservation Values Resource Network and Director of FPP, and Patrick Anderson, FPP's Policy Advisor in Indonesia, met with APP's Head of Sustainability, Aida Greenbury, and her team of advisers and consultants, to clarify the company's commitments.

FPP Series on Rights, Forests and Climate - October 2011: REDD+ in Indonesia

OverviewFor several years the Forest Peoples Programme has worked with the national NGO Pusaka and local partners in six Indonesian provinces and at the national level, to help indigenous peoples, local communities and local NGOs understand REDD+ and the obligations on governments and  REDD+ developers to respect community rights. These briefings draw on this work and review REDD+ developments in Aceh, Riau, Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua and at the national level, from the perspective of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.