Creating a better world together

A greener, more peaceful way of living is possible.

But we’re not the only ones with roles to play in living sustainably. Corporations (and often governments) are benefiting from consumer culture. More than that, they are the ones who, more than anyone else, have created and contributed to the culture themselves. We challenge the practices and business models that drive this culture of consumption. These include questioning industrial meat and dairy production – which is tearing down forests, polluting our water, warming the planet and putting our families’ health at risk – and the production of single-use plastics. A better future is achievable. And while individual efforts are undoubtedly invaluable, it is through sustained pressure on corporations and key decision makers that our culture truly shifts to sustainable living.

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Communities across Southeast Asia have reached a critical moment in the region’s battle to put a halt to the toxic…

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10 years ago, companies committed to eliminate deforestation from their products by 2020 and yet they are no where near…

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Southeast Asia coastlines are among some of the most impacted areas by plastic pollution in the world. You can be…

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COVID-19 101: How to stay safe, healthy, and eco-friendly

April 2020

Even in the face of such extraordinary times, we can make a conscious choice to make the most of this situation – especially for those of us privileged enough to…

8 films to watch while in Coronavirus self-isolation

April 2020

If you’re at home and are looking for ways to learn more about the environment, here are a few suggestions of the films we are watching. In addition to being…

Wilmar International’s exit from the High Carbon Stock Approach marks its failure to end deforestation

April 2020

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has taken a further backward step in implementing its commitment to removing deforestation from its commodity supply chains by resigning from the…

Covid-19: Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Choice

March 2020

We are witnessing many acts of courage, compassion, and community that provide inspiration and underline the power of people. We can see all around a resolute desire to not only…

Who is FCF? Taiwan’s biggest tuna trader linked to forced labour & illegal fishing

March 2020

Clear links between a Taiwanese seafood trading company and appalling cases of forced labour involving vulnerable migrant workers from Southeast Asia, as well as illegal fishing practices have been highlighted…

Choppy Waters: Forced Labour and Illegal Fishing in Taiwan’s Distant Water Fisheries

March 2020

This report is based on a 2019 investigation conducted by Greenpeace East Asia, involving interviews with migrant fishers from three fishing vessels that were either flagged or linked to Taiwan.…

Taiwan’s major global tuna supplier shows “blind spots” to illegal fishing practices and modern slavery

March 2020

Labour and human rights abuses continue to exist in Taiwan’s distant water fishing fleets, with one major global seafood trader showing its “blind spots” towards practices such as shark finning,…

The longest Greenpeace firefighting operation in pictures

December 2019

Catastrophic wildfires, fueled by climate change, swept the world in 2019, including Indonesia. Find out the photo flashbacks and memories of Ratri Kusumohartono, Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace South-East Asia.

RSPO’s 2013 maps resolution languishes despite announcement

December 2019

“Too little, too late” said Annisa Rahmawati, Greenpeace Indonesia Senior Forest Campaigner, of the RSPO’s announcement it has published members’ oil palm concession maps for Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak in…

Five reasons modern slavery at sea is still possible in 2019

December 2019

In a new report, “Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas”, Greenpeace Southeast Asia spoke to many migrant fishers about their experiences in order to present a…

New testimonials suggest “modern slavery” for Southeast Asian migrant fishers working out at sea

December 2019

13 foreign distant water fishing vessels have been accused of abusing migrant fishers from Southeast Asia, in cases so severe it has been characterised by many as “modern slavery”

Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas

December 2019

For several years now, international media has shone a spotlight on the inhumane working conditions of migrant fishers from Southeast Asia. The vessels they work on reportedly use destructive, illegal,…

Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires

December 2019

Some of the world’s best known brands are fueling climate change by sourcing palm oil and wood pulp linked to Indonesian forest fires, reveals new Greenpeace International analysis.

The RSPO dodges responsibility for its members’ role in Indonesia’s fires crisis

November 2019

Greenpeace International’s newly published report Burning Down the House shows that 21 of the 30 palm oil producer groups most strongly associated with Indonesia’s ongoing fires crisis are (in whole…

Joint NGO statement on failure of RSPO to meet the demands of global climate crisis

November 2019

Last year, RSPO members approved a new set of Principles and Criteria that align with the global “No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation” policies of many of its members.…

There is no smoke without fire

November 2019

The fires blazing in Indonesia, that have placed nearly 10 million children at risk, are linked to companies widely considered to be “sustainability leaders” in palm oil.  Greenpeace International’s research found that…

Top consumer companies’ palm oil sustainability claims go up in flames

November 2019

Unilever, Mondelez, Nestle, and P&G are each linked to up to 10,000 fire hotspots, as they buy from palm oil producer groups with the highest numbers of fire hotpots in…

A haze-free ASEAN by 2020 – are we there yet?

November 2019

This year, the plummeting air quality in Southeast Asia, caused by forest fires in parts of Indonesia and the Mekong Sub-Region, has raised questions on the effectiveness of an ASEAN…

ASEAN HAZE 2019: THE BATTLE OF LIABILITY

November 2019

Indonesia saw massive forest fires and haze during the period July – October 2019. Transboundary haze from these fires, particularly from sources in in Sumatra and Kalimantan reached Singapore and…

Greenpeace unfurls two urgent messages for Jokowi’s second term

October 2019

Two giant banners were dropped from Jakarta’s most iconic statues this morning: the Aerospace Statue at Pancoran in South Jakarta, and the Welcome Statue which stands at the heart of…

Palm oil and pulp companies with most burned land go unpunished as Indonesian forest fires rage 

September 2019

Despite the ongoing Indonesian forest fire crisis, no serious civil or administrative sanctions have been given to the ten palm oil companies with the largest areas of burned land from…

Indonesian Forest Fires Crisis: Palm oil and pulp companies with largest burned land areas are going unpunished 

September 2019

A total of 3,403,000 hectares (ha) of land burned between the years 2015 and 2018 in Indonesia, according to analysis of official government burn scar data. In 2015 alone more…

Communities and Greenpeace volunteers clean up beach and conduct plastic brand audit in Songkhla

September 2019

On International Coastal Cleanup Day, around 60 volunteers from the Songkhla Forum, Beach for Life, and Greenpeace together cleaned up the beach at Laem Son On in Songkhla province.

Why we’ve had enough of broken promises to protect forests

September 2019

Today, while the Amazon fires capture international headlines, fires have also been raging here in Indonesia as well that harming the life of so many people.

Greenpeace calls on fast food giants to take a stand against Bolsonaro’s Amazon destruction

September 2019

As fires continue to ravage the Amazon, Greenpeace International has launched a campaign asking fast food giants Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC to reject goods linked to environmental destruction in…

Greenpeace halts engagement with Wilmar-Unilever-Mondelez over continued failure to take necessary action to cut deforestation from their supply chains

September 2019

According to the recent IPCC report, land use, including deforestation, makes up 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. Companies such as Wilmar, Unilever and Mondelez must stop buying from any source…

We must put an end to modern-day slavery at sea

August 2019

With the ever growing demand for seafood, commercial fishing vessels need to work overtime and catch as much as they can, whenever they can. For such a labor-intensive business, you…

One million hectares burned inside Forest Moratorium area, Greenpeace analysis shows 

August 2019

Greenpeace mapping analysis shows that 1.2 million ha of forest has been lost inside moratorium areas in the seven years since it was first introduced, at an average annual rate…

President Jokowi must accept fires verdict and show he is serious about ending forest fires and people’s suffering

July 2019

The Supreme Court of Indonesia last week rejected an appeal filed by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo against a ruling that his national administration and its provincial counterpart failed to do…

Deep Sea Mining Is Not The Future

July 2019

Find out the three myths about deep sea mining, and why they’re not what they seem!

How an Instagram hashtag is inspiring thousands to protect the oceans

July 2019

If you follow artists and illustrators on Instagram, it is likely you’ve come across the #DrawThisInYourStyle challenge, where artists recreate others illustrations in their own unique style.

It’s only when something is gone that we realise how much we miss it.

July 2019

The immense popularity of the ‘Iamsterdam’ sign provided the perfect means to shine a light on the deforestation that is decimating the world’s largest remaining rainforest and to turn the…

Greenpeace statement to Golden Agri-Resources response

June 2019

“Eight years ago, GAR committed to forest protection and extended that to cleaning up its third-party suppliers in 2014. After five years we would have expected any serious company to…

50 million hectares of forests destroyed worldwide, as palm oil sector in Indonesia continues unreformed

June 2019

By 2020, at least fifty million hectares of forest – an area the size of Spain –  is set to be destroyed  for commodities despite ten years of corporate commitments…

A wave of support to save our oceans

June 2019

Life on earth would not exist without the vast blue waters that cover more than 70% of the planet. The oceans provide us the oxygen we breathe, the fish we…

Indonesian government actively blocking efforts to reform palm oil industry

May 2019

Ministers in the Government of President Joko Widodo are blocking efforts to reform the palm oil industry. Last week the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs ordered palm oil companies…

Groundbreaking scientific study maps out how to protect a third of the world’s oceans by 2030

April 2019

London – As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over…

Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

December 2018

The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil…

From Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking Report

December 2018

Greenpeace is running an international campaign to steer the global tuna industry towards more environmentally and socially responsible sourcing.

Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade  


December 2018

Greenpeace Southeast Asia today released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and equitability.

New standards for ‘sustainable’ palm oil must be enforced immediately, says Greenpeace

November 2018

“New standards for ‘sustainable’ palm oil must be enforced immediately”, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace occupies refinery loaded with dirty palm oil in Indonesia

September 2018

Bitung North Sulawesi, Indonesia – Thirty Greenpeace activists are currently occupying a palm oil refinery belonging to Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader and supplies major brands including…

Time for a ban on deforestation for palm oil, not a moratorium, says Greenpeace

September 2018

Jakarta, 21 September – Indonesia’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has partially frozen new palm oil concessions in Indonesia for the next three years. [1] The moratorium only applies to land…

Greenpeace investigation exposes how world’s biggest brands are still linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia

September 2018

Jakarta, Wednesday 19 September 2018 – Palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands, including Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez, have destroyed an area of rainforest almost twice the size…

Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

September 2018

Wings of Paradise mural by award-winning Malaysian artist Lee Hui Ling in Kuala Lumpur’s historic Chinatown district. © GreenpeaceFor too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the…

Marine life flies outside UN as world meets to discuss global ocean treaty

September 2018

Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a…

Fires burning inside palm oil concessions linked to major household brands

August 2018

Fires have broken out inside palm oil concessions in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, belonging to suppliers to some of the biggest household brands in the world,

Land management ministry awarded ‘trophy’ for year-long defiance of supreme court order to open forest data

August 2018

NGOs took action today in front of the Indonesian ministry responsible for lands to protest its failure to implement a Supreme Court decision ordering forest data be released to the…

World Orangutan Day: Numbers still in decline despite Indonesian government’s new claims

August 2018

This World Orangutan Day marks a critical time for the Bornean Orangutan, whose numbers are rapidly declining experts say.

Wilmar executives resign as fallout from deforestation scandal spreads

July 2018

Martua Sitorus, the co-founder of the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has resigned one week after Greenpeace exposed his links to Gama Plantation

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