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Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.
VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation from its supply chain.
This week, the NGO Mighty reached an agreement with Olam to stop deforestation for palm oil and rubber development across its land concessions in Gabon, central Africa.
New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on felling virgin rainforest. But that's not the only company NGOs say is breaking the rules when it comes to deforestation and human rights.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender funds far more fossil fuel projects than clean-energy initiatives in some of these nations.
Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of them children -- are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains more sustainable.
Last week, the Chicago Sun Times reported that Tyson Foods purchased a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat, the Southern California-based purveyor of meat analogs that strive to be similar to chicken and beef. The company earned praise for creating meat alternatives ...
McDonald's caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after the fast food giant said no to Amazon beef, deserves a closer look.
Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. But is this campaign really about impact or public relations?