UPDATED: MAY 2015
Southeast Asia’s economies are roaring. But with the rise of the so-called “Asian tiger” economies, too many companies are still putting the region’s environment and economy at risk through continued deforestation and other irresponsible practices. But some countries and companies are choosing a different path. They are adapting to the revolutionized global market by evolving to ensure that their growth does not come at the expense of forests.
These are the Green Tigers — those companies that are working aggressively to protect forests and reduce their overall environmental footprint are enjoying dramatically improved market access — with strong prospects for continued international growth.
Our Green Tigers report ranks palm oil companies on their adherence to forest conservation requirements — showing which companies are slated to prosper in the new era of forest protection, and which are lagging far behind.
We ranked 18 of the world’s largest palm oil companies, judging them on forest protection, high carbon stock protection, peat protection, and their human rights records.
Below you’ll find links to profile pages for each company, which include a description of their conservation practices and our rankings.
Our Green Tigers report examines the current state of forest conservation in the midst of the Asian economic boom. Click here to download Green Tigers: Which Southeast Asian Companies Will Prosper in the New Age of Forest Conservation?