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Joint Open Letter to the Consumer Goods Forum – It’s Time to Stop the Fires and Deliver on ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ Commitments

Joint Open Letter to the Consumer Goods Forum – It’s Time to Stop the Fires and Deliver on ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ Commitments


June 22, 2020

Dear Members of the Consumer Goods Forum:

Ten years ago, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) made a commitment to end deforestation in member companies’ supply chains by 2020, with an emphasis on high-risk commodities such as soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper. In 2014, additional companies joined this pledge as part of the New York Declaration on Forests. These commitments represented a recognition that deforestation is a serious environmental and social concern, and a major contributor ... read more

Posted on 07:15 PM in Activities, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
“Hört doch einmal ganz tief in euer Herz hinein, versucht zu fühlen, was wir fühlen” – Appell an die Aktionär*innen von HeidelbergCement

“Hört doch einmal ganz tief in euer Herz hinein, versucht zu fühlen, was wir fühlen” – Appell an die Aktionär*innen von HeidelbergCement


Zur Person:

Gunarti ist Mutter von drei Kindern und Bäuerin, wie ihre Eltern und Großeltern. Gunarti (die wie viele Menschen auf der indonesischen Insel Java nur einen Namen hat) gehört zur indigenen Gruppe der Samin und ist Mitglied des Netzwerkes der Menschen, denen das Kendeng-Gebirge am Herzen liegt (JMPPK). JMPPK setzt sich seit Jahren für den Erhalt des Karstgebirges ein, dass mit seinen unterirdischen Wasserläufen für die lokale Landwirtschaft unverzichtbar ist. Der Bau von Zementfabriken am Kendeng-Gebirge, u.a. geplant von ... read more

Posted on 01:50 PM in Activities, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Open Letters, Publications, Environment & Climate
RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)

RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)


July 16, 2018

Dear RSPO Members and Consumer Goods Manufacturing Companies:

We are writing to you regarding the proposed revisions to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles & Criteria (P&C). The second draft was released recently for public consultation, ending on August 4, 2018.

The undersigned NGOs are concerned about existing deficiencies in the proposed requirements. Stronger reforms are needed to bring the P&C in line with the ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) standards adopted by ... read more

Posted on 12:32 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmöl im Tank: Offener Brief an Wirtschaftsminister Altmaier

Palmöl im Tank: Offener Brief an Wirtschaftsminister Altmaier


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German version

Posted on 10:01 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank

Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank


Jakarta, Bremen, Berlin, 28. February 2018

https://www.watchindonesia.de/wp-content/uploads/180228-Letter-to-DB-on-Maybank.pdf

To: Mr. Stuart Lewis
Deutsche Bank Chief Risk Officer
stuart.lewis@db.com

Cc: Mr. Werner Steinmüller
Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific
werner.steinmuller@db.com

Dear Mr Lewis,

A report launched today shows that Deutsche Bank is still profiting from controversial palm oil companies, despite its own policies and its participation in the development of the so-called “soft commodities compact”.

The report ‘Maybank: the single largest palm oil financier’ [1], by TuK Indonesia and Profundo, ... read more

Posted on 10:48 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Letter to Asia Pulp & Paper: PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)

Letter to Asia Pulp & Paper: PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)


17 March 2017

www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/20170317-letter-to-APP-on-PT-BRS.pdf

Association with new suppliers in Bangka Belitung, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)

A group of nearly 60 Indonesian and international NGOs sent today a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, to express concern regarding a new possible supplier, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (PT BRS).

According to a recent NGO report, the company has a concession laying up to 85% on land used by local communities for their livelihoods. The report suggests that 100,000 people in West Bangka ... read more

Posted on 09:57 PM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Appointment of General Wiranto (Retired) as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia

Appointment of General Wiranto (Retired) as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia


 

July 27, 2016

Open Statement 

Three human rights groups, TAPOL, ETAN, and Watch Indonesia!, today criticized President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo’s appointment of former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander General (Ret.) Wiranto as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs minister. Wiranto replaces General (Ret.) Luhut Pandjaitan. Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, told the media that Wiranto was appointed “because he had been well-tested and was experienced in resolving various assignments, especially during the transition period from the New Order to ... read more

Posted on 08:13 PM in Joint Open Letters, Justice, History & Overview, History & Overview, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice
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Truth Seeking and Formal Public Apology is Essential for 1965/1966 Resolution

Truth Seeking and Formal Public Apology is Essential for 1965/1966 Resolution


29 April 2016

Luhut Panjaitan
Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security Affairs
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 15
Jakarta Pusat 10110
Indonesia

Dear Minister,

Amnesty International, ETAN (East Timor and Indonesia Action Network), TAPOL and Watch Indonesia! are writing to urge you to take the important steps necessary to ensure that the national symposium on the 1965 tragedy, held in Jakarta on 18 and 19 April, leads to justice, truth and reparation for victims.

This ... read more

Posted on 01:33 AM in Joint Open Letters, Justice, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Keine Regenwaldzerstörung für Palmölplantagen

Keine Regenwaldzerstörung für Palmölplantagen


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Posted on 01:16 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Umsetzung der EU Biokraftstoff-Reform in Deutschland

Umsetzung der EU Biokraftstoff-Reform in Deutschland


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Posted on 12:23 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Publications, Environment & Climate
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