While piloting a methodology for Human Rights Risk Assessment (HRRA), NomoGaia evaluated the risks of one particular plantation in Liberia: The Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) plantation owned by Malaysia’s KLK palm oil company.
Risk assessment only looks at the risks of an operation, not the potential benefits, so the findings only reflect the actual and potential adverse outcomes of EPOs operations. The risks are many: wages for subcontractors are unlivable, housing conditions are unsanitary, working conditions are unsafe and troubled relations with communities have been soured by delayed implementation of promised benefits.
Read the risk assessment here, and contact us for more information if you’re interested!
NomoGaia’s correspondences with EPO are also made available: Nomogaia – EPO Zip File