December 2009: Unilever publishes study on the validity of Greenpeace's Burning Up Borneo report

Unilever has published an independent study into claims made by Greenpeace that Unilever palm oil suppliers are breaching Unilever’s Business Partner Code and mandatory Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil requirements.

Study findings

The study, conducted by not-for-profit environmental consultancy Aidenvironment, found claims made in the Greenpeace report "How Unilever Palm Oil Suppliers are Burning Up Borneo" were broadly accurate. We are sharing the study’s results with our suppliers and have urged them to address the shortcomings.