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They deforested 37,105 hectares of natural forest despite RGE's no-deforestation policy

Despite its pledges and its no-deforestation policy, Royal Golden Eagle, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pulp and products, is sourcing its wood from deforestation ⚠️

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A new investigation found that RGE’s pulp and paper unit in China, Asia Symbol, received wood in 2021-2022 from 3 pulpwood suppliers in Kalimantan, Indonesia, that cut down 37,105 hectares of natural forest. Among these three companies, PT Industrial Forest Plantations (IFP) has alone cleared out 21,827 hectares of forest, most of it being identified as orangutan habitat, according to data from Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

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Picture from Mongabay

This goes directly against RGE's pledges and sustainability policy, where RGE has committed to eliminating deforestation from its entire supply chain since 2015.
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  • zelda ninga

    47 w

    Why are so many people obsessed with profit over the life of humans, I,m sure the people doing this are well protected by the corrupt leaders, that we ourselves have elected, maybe it's a high time we need to take this matter seriously.

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    • Sarah Chabane

      48 w

      This is scandalous!

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      • Jengaj John

        48 w

        Disheartening,without trees, we lose the environmental benefits they provide.

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          48 w

          The law should take it's course and have justice fairy served .

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          • Kevin

            48 w

            frustrating and shameful

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            • Joyce Waturu

              48 w

              RGE should have its licenses withdrawn ASAP.

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              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                48 w

                Having a policy without enforcement is zero work

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                • Joyce Waturu

                  48 w

                  It's ridiculous to put profits before planet,RGE's licenses should be withdrawn ASAP since they've consciously violated the deforestation laws.

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                  • Marine Stephan

                    48 w

                    @joyce_waturu_nyakweya There are three issues here: 1- This isn't a law, it is an internal deforestation policy, which is technically not-binding; 2- It is RGE's supply chain that is deforesting, not them directly; and 3- the companies deforesting are doing it legally, in the concession that the government gave them, so there is nothing illegal per se

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    48 w

                    This is unacceptable, the pledges and promises made by companies and organisations must be kept.

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                    • Marine Stephan

                      48 w

                      @joseph_githinji I agree, otherwise it is just greenwashing

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                    • john linus Tom

                      48 w

                      This is too bad

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        48 w

                        This is not acceptable

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          48 w

                          Are they well aware of the pending disasters that can arise due to deforestation? hopefully they do hence the policy of no deforestation,so,why go against it for them to continue producing?

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                          • Tabitha Kimani

                            48 w

                            Quite saddening.

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                            • Elizabeth Gathigia

                              48 w

                              This is frustrating and actions are needed to stop these

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                              • Rashid Kamau

                                48 w

                                Deforestation harms biomass and worsens climate change.

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                                • mercy nduta

                                  48 w

                                  Deforestation increases the risk for more pandemics hence should be halted.

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                                  • Thomas Tienso

                                    48 w

                                    No!

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                                    • Munene Mugambi

                                      48 w

                                      A big shame this is

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