Think-tank Calls on European Parliament, Commission to Protect Citizens from Fake News on Palm Oil

ForFreeChoice, an Italy-based think-tank is calling on the European Parliament and Commission to step in and protect its citizens from misleading claims by companies that says "Free from Palm Oil” products guaranteed customers healthier food and less environmental...

From Coca to Cacao, The Transformation of Chazuta

The Palm Scribe Content Manager, Bhimanto Suwastoyo, was selected by the UNDP's Good Growth Journalism Initiative to visit Peru with other journalists around the world to see how Peru is coping with the growth of palm oil. This long story is part of the requirement to...

Indonesian Banks Play Important Roles in Achieving Palm Oil Sustainability

As demand for sustainable financing grows, Indonesian banks are trying to contribute to the battle against deforestation and against other environmental and social issues in the palm oil sector, by requiring clients to comply with palm oil sustainability standards,...

UNDP picks The Palm Scribe to join Sustainability Training and Good Growth Conference in Peru

The UNDP has selected The Palm Scribe as one of two Asian media organizations to attend its Good Growth Conference in Peru. Bhimanto Suwastoyo, the content manager for The Palm Scribe is one of eight journalists selected globally to learn more about how journalists...

Palm Oil Sustainability: Whose Business Is It?

Environmentalists and lately the European Commission have been relentless in attacking the palm oil industry in Indonesia for its alleged lack of sustainability - which covers a glossary of wrongs such as deforestation, planting on peat, exploitation of labor,...

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Asian Agri is now 100 percent ISPO certified

Palm oil company Asian Agri has now become 100 percent certified under the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) scheme following the sustainability certification of two of its business units – PT Indo Sepadan Jaya and PT Rantau Sinar Karsa. “We are fully committed...






Nazir Foead: Challenges in Planting Oil Palm on Peatland

Our Story: How Palm Oil Changed Our Lives

Konsultasi Dengan Masyarakat Setempat Kunci Bagi Operasi ANJ di Papua

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Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.

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RI certifies record amount of ISPO

The Jakarta Post, 28 March 2019 Indonesia, the world's largest palm oil producer, has certified a record amount of land under oil palm cultivation as employing environmentally sustainable methods, the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Standard (ISPO) Commission said on...

Malaysia’s palm oil reserves drag CPO price down

Bisnis Indonesia, 12 February 2019 Malaysia's palm oil stockpiles fell to 3 million metric tons in January. According to "Bloomberg", the benchmark crude palm oil (CPO) contract for April delivery on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange (MDEX) fell 1.05% to 2,266 ringgit...