Wilmar opens palm oil supplies to scrutiny to protect forests – Reuters – January 22, 2015

According to an article published on January 22, 2015 on Reuters, “Wilmar International Ltd. , the world’s largest palm oil processor, opened its supply chains to outside scrutiny on Thursday in what environmentalists called an unprecedented step to help safeguard tropical forests.

Singapore-based Wilmar said it would give outsiders, from customers to environmentalists worried about deforestation, access to online maps showing where it buys palm oil at more than 800 mills in Indonesia and Malaysia.”

You can read the article on the Reuters internet site.

“What do companies report?” – Vigeo – January 21, 2015

Vigeo, the French ESG ratings and research firm, published its second study of the worldwide evolution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting. This edition of the study analyzes reporting between 2008 and 2014. The sample “comprises 1,309 companies, whose headquarters are located in Europe, the United States, Canada and the Asia Pacific Region (Australia, Hong -Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore) and in emerging countries.”

You may download a presentation about and a detailed table of contents of the report from the News page of the Vigeo internet site.