All tagged Palm oil

Loving Dragons: Golden Agri Resources Gets it Right

Years and years of fighting dragons hasn’t yet stopped deforestation or many other ills. We’ve successfully ‘dragonised’ a lot of people, many companies and brands and yet here we are in Pooville. Judging people in this way leads to shame. Shame gets people’s attention and can work to raise awareness, get discussion started, but it leads to a very human call for punishment. When it comes to really changing, that has serious limits.

The No Deforestation Blame Game

Couldn't we have a more mature dialogue between companies and NGOs, encouraged by the reporters that tell their stories, where we get as much information and data as we can before we jump to judgment? Where we take people at their word that they are in fact serious about implementing their policies based on their fundamental values and beliefs? If we can, we might stand a chance of getting the better of these massive, wicked problems.

Into the Light

Wilmar’s step into the light really is a revolution. If Wilmar can do it, everyone else must too. Wilmar is not some itsy-bitsy niche company - they’re the world’s largest palm oil company for goodness sakes. We can expect transparency to be the new order in the years ahead and it started last week with Wilmar’s announcement.