According to studies by the Ministry of Agriculture, most United Cacao deforestation occurred in soils suitable for forestry, which is not permitted.[:]
The area that was designed to protect timber forest, was deforested to be used in the development of agricultural activities.
Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
According to the RSPO’s complaints panel, Plantaciones de Pucallpa is failing to respect customary land rights and clearing primary forest.
Leaders from indigenous and forest communities in Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, and Peru are in London to call for action on human rights violations and land grabbing linked to the global trade in palm oil.