Nestle & Greenpeace palm-oil conflict, Malaysia

Public campaing against Nestle palm-oil plantations in March-May 2010 that resulted in Nestle adjusting it's sustainability practices after two months of campaigning.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords palm-oil, Greenpeace, Malaysia
Start date 2010
End date 2010
Reason(s) for conflict Protests against unsustainable palm-oil use.
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Nestle wants to make sure that its products has no rain forest destruction footprint. “Nestle’s actions will focus on the systematic identification and exclusion of companies owning or managing high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation” - company says
Barriers for dialogue risks always exists of mixing of raw material from responsible and irresponsible companies which supply to Nestle
Forums for dialogue careful assessment of the supply and independent verification to ensure legality of raw materials' origin
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog
Comments 2 month campaign helped to "stop" destruction of rain forests.