Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
released 21 July 2017
In February 2017, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released a report that showed massive deforestation at the plantation of PT. Agra Bumi Niaga (PT. ABN), despite a moratorium of clearing forests inside the Leuser Ecosystem.1 With the report, RAN also released shocking drone footage of the forest destruction. Field investigations carried out by RAN’s investigators found that, at the time of the forest clearance, oil palm fruit was transported from PT. ABN’s plantation to a nearby crude palm oil mill, which is owned by PT. Koperasi Prima Jasa (PT. KPJ) and was a known supplier to Wilmar International. Wilmar shipped this Conflict Palm Oil around the world and it may have been used in products by prominent consumer brands, including PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble.