Dear Mr. Anthoni Salim,
The Salim Group has been exposed for the illegal destruction of nearly 10,000 hectares of Borneo’s peat forests. I call on you to immediately halt all clearance of forests and peatlands on all concessions under your influence.
The forests destroyed were some of Borneo’s incredibly important peat forests: massive carbon sinks that safely store greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. The 10,000 hectares of peatland cleared is equivalent to 550,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year. In order to avoid dangerous climate change, we must keep forests standing and peatlands intact.
As a matter of urgency, the Salim Group should adopt and rapidly implement a “No Deforestation, No Peatland, No Exploitation” policy that applies to its entire palm oil portfolio and all concessions under its influence to ensure the conglomerate no longer contributes to deforestation, peatland development, biodiversity loss or the violation of human rights.
Consumers around the world will not stand by and watch continued deforestation, driving the planet further into climate chaos. Please act immediately and put a stop to all deforestation and peatland clearance on all Salim Group concessions and those under your influence.