Nusantara Blog

Horrific case of modern slavery linked to palm oil production georeferenced

A recent investigation by The Gecko Project uncovered disturbing human abuses in a palm oil mill called Dewa Rencana Perangin Angin in Raja Tengah village, Langkat, Sumatra.

Public disclosures from firms including Unilever, Nestle, PepsiCo, PZ Cussons, and Johnson & Johnson show that these companies sourced palm oil from this mill.

Young men in rehabilitation from drug use have been held captive in cages and forced to work on site, in what we can summarize as a horrific case of modern slavery linked to palm oil production.

Men held at the site lived in two small cells with caged bars, with up to 30 people in each. Photo by Tonggo Simangunsong

Nusantara Atlas provides here: geolocation and interactive viewing below over the mill and plantation complex in Raja Tengah village where the cages have been found.

Nusantara Atlas supports the fair treatment of human beings. By geo-referencing this story, we put a geographic stamp on the ledger of grievances.

Traders and buyers of palm oil must do more to stop human slavery, violence against women, and child abuse.


Decoding Fire Alerts in Nusantara Atlas

As Indonesia’s fire season escalates into its acute phase, exacerbated by the El NiƱo phenomenon, and with September historically marked as the most critical month for vegetation fires in the country, this article endeavours to provide clarity on fire alerts within the Nusantara Atlas. Its purpose is to assist users in comprehending and optimizing the […]

Deforestation monitoring goes mobile, empowering everyone to take action against deforestation!

Nusantara Atlas is coming to smartphones, and it’s a game changer! We’ve revamped the map interface specifically for mobile devices, improving user experience. This means more people can access it since almost everyone has a phone these days. With Nusantara Atlas on your phone, you’ll have a comprehensive view of landscapes right at your fingertips […]

Decoding Deforestation Alerts in Nusantara Atlas

This article aims to clarify deforestation alerts in Nusantara Atlas, helping users comprehend and maximize the use of this data. Nusantara Atlas is on the front lines of the fight against deforestation in palm oil, pulp-and-paper, and mining supply chains in Equatorial Asia. By combining near real-time deforestation alerts, and comprehensive cadastral and supply chain […]