SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Wilmar International last week signed a joint statement with Aidenvironment Asia, a not-for-profit consultancy in the field of sustainable production and trade, to reaffirm its commitment to “break the link between oil palm cultivation and deforestation, peatland development and social conflicts”.

The Dec 7 document was primarily signed between Wilmar chairman and CEO Kuok Khoon Hong and Eric Wakker, Aidenvironment’s co-founder.

It comes with Wilmar’s plans to immediately suspend suppliers found involved in deforestation or new development on peatland from Jan 2019, under plans to continue implementing its ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) policy.

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