Palm oil traders alerted over Double Dynasty’s link to Mulu rainforest destruction

US-based environmental watchdog issues a Rapid Response alert to palm oil traders

(BASEL / WASHINGTON D.C.) Global environmental watchdog Mighty Earth has listed Malaysian palm oil group Double Dynasty in a Rapid Reponse file targeted at palm oil traders around the world. The listing is due to Double Dynasty’s close ties to Radiant Lagoon, a Malaysian palm oil concessionaire currently involved in controversial logging practices near Sarawak’s Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysian Borneo. Double Dynasty has been listed together with two other Malaysian and five Indonesian palm oil companies who are linked to deforestation for new plantations.

The listing means that palm oil traders who source palm oil from global customers with zero deforestation policies will have to address Double Dynasty’s breach of the customers’ policies within a short time frame. According to Mighty Earth, Double Dynasty’s palm oil is marketed to global consumer brands such as Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, Pepsi, P&G and Unilever.

Satellite imagery analyzed by Mighty Earth shows that between December 31, 2018 and January 20, 2019, a total of 98 hectares of forest were cleared or prepared for clearance in the Radiant Lagoon concession.

The Bruno Manser Fund calls on traders around the globe to stop sourcing palm oil from Double Dynasty as long as the group is inolved in destructive logging in Malaysian Borneo.