Palm oil giant Wilmar launches steps to protect the environment
Singapore-based palm oil giant Wilmar International is encouraging the industry to become more environmentally and socially responsible.
It launched a new "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" policy on Thursday as part of those efforts.
The firm will ensure that its plantations and suppliers will provide products that are free from links to deforestation or the abuse of human rights and local communities.
This includes measures to protect high carbon stock and land that has great conservation value. The firm also aims to ensure respect for community rights and support for development, said Wilmar in a statement.