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September 17, 2014

Mongabay: Plantation companies agree to process to define zero deforestation commitments

"A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for determining what constitutes "forest" in terms of carbon storage. 

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Golden Veroleum Liberia, Wilmar, Agropalma and New Britain Palm Oil have agreed to establish a body that standardizes the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach, the methodology being used to implement zero deforestation commitments."


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