Interesting report from the government of Cameroon. Does Herakles use bribery to acquire land? Answer on page 7. Enjoy the pictures at the end too…
In the same area where the Ministry or Forest and the EU observed illegal logging by SGSOC, the Minter of Forests has apparently granted an authorization to cut down additional trees and plant palm oil saplings. Interesting that they get to illegally log and conduct business all in the same place.
The EU’s Independent Forest Observer has found SG Sustainable Oils in Cameroon (SGSOC) is illegally logging. As these docs show, the EU believes these actions justify a 24,506,000 CFA fine.
As these show, SGSOC decided to disregard the Ministry of Forest’s convocation, which is itself a violation of the law.
SG Sustainable Oils in Cameroon (SGSOC) has signed up to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and the Equator Principles to attract international investors to their palm oil project.
RSPO requires companies to conduct numerous studies to ensure compliance with their social/environmental guidelines.
Below we have the pleasure to share three impact assessments completed by SGSOC. None of these documents were ever made public by SGSOC or its parent company…
What exactly are they trying to hide? Forced displacement, high conservation value forest destruction, endangered species impacted?
SG Sustainable Oils in Cameroon (SGSOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with villages impacted by its palm plantation. Considering the favorable terms of SGSOC’s contract, will the promises made in these MOUs become reality?
Take a look at these two documents. Environmental and social impact assessments are always interesting. They are especially interesting when the version released to the public is different from the version created by the consulting group that performed the study…
SGSOC ESIA Original – Version not released to the public – 320 pages
SGSOC ESIA approved by CMR – Public version approved by Cameroon’s Environmental Ministry – only 299 pages
Where did those 21 pages go?
Check out which version Herakles Capital posted on the site (hint: not the original one)