In response to pressure from customers and Greenpeace, Asian Agri adopted a moratorium on clearing High Conservation Value areas and High Carbon Stock forests, including peat in line with the standard definition used by Wilmar, Golden Agri-Resources, Cargill and others. However, Asian Agri’s parent company Royal Golden Eagle continues to engage in extensive deforestation, and implementation needs to be monitored as well. Even with Asian Agri’s moratorium, the company was found to be tainting global supply chains with deforestation palm oil as recently as 2017.
In 2014, Asian Agri endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests. The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.