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Palm oil trader reveals its plan to save the rainforests

December 20th, 2018

The world’s largest palm oil trader has unveiled a plan to tackle deforestation that campaigners believe is a “potential breakthrough” in saving rainforests.

Wilmar International, which supplies 40 per cent of the world’s palm oil, has committed to map its suppliers’ entire landbank by the end of 2019.

The company, based in Singapore, will use satellite monitoring to check for deforestation. Companies caught cutting virgin forest for plantations will be immediately suspended from doing business with the company. Read th news item in the London Times.

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