Media Releases

Jul 20, 2018
New action plan to review Golden Veroleum’s sustainability journey as company voluntarily withdraws from RSPO membership

Golden Veroluem Liberia (GVL) today announced a new sustainability action plan aimed at reviewing the company’s sustainability journey and addressing ongoing criticism of the company’s performance especially in relation to community engagement. Recently appointed CEO, Mr Patrice Lobet, unveiled the new action plan at the same time as the company announced its voluntary withdrawal from […]

Read More
Jul 05, 2018
GVL Response To Allegations High Risk In The Rainforest Report

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is disappointed by the High Risk in the Rainforest report from Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in partnership with Friends of the Earth Netherland and Friends of the Earth United States that includes inaccurate information and previously disputed or rebutted claims to the detriment of GVL’s reputation. While the 65 year Concession Agreement signed by GVL […]

Read More

Latest News

May 08, 2019
GVL Clarifies misleading reporting regarding Alfred Brownell

    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. Brownell’s assertion of being forced into exile due to his advocacy […]

Read More
Apr 04, 2019
GVL Sustainability Action Plan Progress

Experts from Earthworm Foundation (formerly TFT) and members of GAR’s Sustainability Team conducted field assessments in September 2018.  This resulted in a set of recommendations and an action plan which was agreed by GVL.  The GVL team has been implementing the action plan since November 2018 including: Engagement with communities to discuss and negotiate the conversion of provisional […]

Read More
Apr 04, 2019
GVL joins RSPO Improving Communications and Understanding Launch

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in partnership with Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) on January 15, 2019, officially launched the “Improving Communication and Understanding of the RSPO Standard and mechanisms and their application in Liberia and at the West Africa Level” project in Monrovia. The project is a one year pilot aimed at bridging […]

Read More