The Palm Scribe

Activists Welcome New Indonesia Oil Palm Plantation Data but Want Follow Ups

A number of environmental and labor activists on Tuesday (21/1) welcomed new data on Indonesian oil…

Sawit Watch Airs Concerns Over Planned Revision of Manpower Law

Palm oil watchdog Sawit Watch is airing concerns that a plan by the Ministry of Manpower…

Sawit Watch: Presidential Instruction on Sustainable Palm Oil Fails to Address Root of Problems

Presidential Instruction number 6 of 2019 on the management of a sustainable palm oil industry for…

Watchdog wants RSPO members operating on peatlands to form forum

BANGKOK – Palm oil watchdog Sawit Watch is calling on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil…

Palm Oil Watchdog Wants Govt to Declare State of Emergency Over Forest Fire 

The forest and ground fires that have been raging in Sumatra and Kalimantan for weeks now,…

Sawit Watch: Outsourcing Strengthen Discrimination Against Women Labor

Palm oil sector watchdog Sawit Watch is airing its opposition to proposals to expand the outsourcing…

Sawit Watch Calls on Govt to Firmly Enforce Law in Palm Oil Sector

In the wake of findings recently announced by the State Financial Audit Board (BPK), that reinforced…

Sawit Watch Points to Palm Oil Plantation Workers’ Poor Conditions

Sawit Watch is saying that exploitation of workers continues to take place in a number of…

Sawit Watch: Indonesia Has More than 21 Million Hectares of Oil Palm Plantations

While the Indonesian government says the country’s oil palm plantations cover some 14 million hectares, a…

Sawit Watch urges government on need for resolution of agrarian conflicts

The call was made in response to the intense expansion of palm oil plantations across Indonesia,…