The Future of Peatland in Indonesia

The Future of Peatland in Indonesia

Out of an estimated 14.9 million hectares of peatland in Indonesia, only around  6.7 million hectares remain undeveloped and in forests, and a peat expert is calling on the government to maintain these at their current state at all costs.

A world without palm oil

A world without palm oil

At our company’s Kick Off Meeting for this year, I wanted to motivate my colleagues about sustainability, to imbue them with a lofty purpose and make them feel good about working in a palm oil company. ILLUSTRATION. Workers loads palm oil to vehicle at a plantation....
Cowspiracy and the palm oil industry

Cowspiracy and the palm oil industry

“Suggest you watch the documentary “Cowspiracy” if you have Netflix,” said the cryptic message from a friend of mine in the palm oil industry. I took his suggestion, watched the documentary that allegedly exposes the hypocrisy of the world’s largest environmental NGOs...
What palm oil can learn from bitcoin

What palm oil can learn from bitcoin

What is the moral duty of palm oil companies that produce a product that is constantly attacked from various quarters? The answer to this question could come from comparison with, surprisingly. Bitcoin. Like palm oil, bitcoin is a commodity. By definition, a commodity...
The development of palm oil in peat soil

The development of palm oil in peat soil

Indonesia’s peat land cover a surface of some 14.9 million hectares, mainly in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua. Peat soil, with its low PH and low micro and macro nutrient content, are poor soil for growing plants, especially commodity crops in general. Only palm oil,...
Two ways to value sustainable palm oil

Two ways to value sustainable palm oil

What is the value of sustainable palm oil? For some, it is the conservation of tropical forests and wildlife in highly biodiverse regions. For others, it is US$3. That’s the latest price of certificates on the GreenPalm trading platform; a market designed to allow...