Greenpeace, RSPO at odds over forest fires

The RSPO and Greenpeace have been exchanging increasingly strongly worded statements over recent forest fires which caused air pollution in South-East Asia

An increasingly bitter war of words has broken out between the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Greenpeace over the forest fires in Indonesia in June that enveloped parts of Singapore and Malaysia in smog.

The local media alleged numerous companies in the palm oil and pulp and paper sectors were to blame, including five members of the RSPO. The companies were Jatim Jaya Perkasa (JJP), Tabung Haji plantations, Golden Agri Resources, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) and Sime Darby.

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