Monrovia, 03 May 2019
While GVL recognizes Mr. Brownell’s personal commitment to land rights and environmental concerns in Liberia, leading to him being awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, we think it is important that the facts of the matter are accurately reported.
GVL announced a Sustainability Action Plan in July 2018. This plan, which is being implemented with the supported of the Earthworm Foundation (Formerly The Forest Trust of TFT), intends to strengthen GVL’s sustainability processes and operational procedures, to resolve existing grievances with some communities and to undertake remedial action where necessary. GVL also announced a voluntary stop to all land clearance activities in Sinoe County until the company is satisfied that it will be able to proceed with community agreement.
Facts of the RSPO Case
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