Land Grabbing

Bio Bud Label certifies palm oil plantation


Bio Suisse stands for organic production, sustainability - and also for fairness. The certification of Socfin palm oil plantations damages the credibility of th…

“A door opener for clean, fair procedures”


In Liberia, human rights have allegedly been violated on rubber plantations managed from Switzerland. Instead of taking up mediation offers, the Socfin group pr…

Addax Bioenergy Project


There is an urgent need to invest in alternative farming methods for the communities. The land is their most valuable resource, and farming is already their way of life, such investment is c…

Friends of the Earth Groups an supporters file complaint against ING for financing palm oil abuses


Today Friends of the Earth groups Milieudefensie (NL), Sustainable Development Institute (Liberia) and WALHI (Indonesia) file a OECD complaint against the Dutch…

FTA Switzerland – Indonesia: Respect human rights and nature – keep palm oil outside!


Open letter to Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann: Palm oil must be excluded from the free trade agreement between Switzerland and Indonesia.

No improvement in Sierra Leone


After the takeover of the failed Addax project by Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Ltd, the situation for those affected has not improved.

Palm oil leads to land grabbing


Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund call on retailers and manufacturers in Switzerland to reduce their use of palm oil.