HSBC & DBS Bank: Stop investing in Bumitama Group
  • Petitioning HSBC

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HSBC Press
HSBC Investor relations
HSBC Investor Relations U.S.A
HSBC Investor Relations Hong Kong
HSBC France - Chief Financial Officer
DBS Indonesia
HSBC Head of Sustainability
Head of Group Corporate Sustainability at HSBC
HSBC RSPO representative
DBS Chief Executive Officer

HSBC & DBS Bank: Stop investing in Bumitama Group

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The banking giants HSBC and DBS have bankrolled palm oil company Bumitama Group. HSBC have provided £260million in loans and other financial services to the destructive palm oil company since 2010.

Bumitama have been illegally destroying irreplaceable rainforest in Borneo to make way for palm oil plantations.

Bumitama and their subsidiaries have been responsible for killing endangered Orangutans. Bumitama have also been leaving starving wild orangutans with their babies, stranded in pockets of land for conservation groups to fund rescue and translocation. 

Bumitama have ignored repeated requests by conservation groups and the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) to adopt better environmental management plans.

Urging all general public and corporations to stop banking with HSBC until such time HSBC cease funding Bumitama.  Bankrolling Bumitama is allowing the palm oil company Bumitama and their subsidiaries to cause further damage and destruction. 

Note: The petition image is baby orangutan named Sura, now in the care of BOSF.  Sura was left orphaned in a palm oil plantation belonging to Bumitama.

Sura had some of his fingers chopped off by plantation workers, most likley caused during the killing of his mother.

LINKS to Bumitama incidents as follows




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      • 5 months ago

      E' ora di finirla!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Louise Rawlings HASTINGS, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      This destruction of these beautiful animals is truly sad, please stop encouraging it.

    • Margaret Richardson WARNBRO, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Have seen footage of the the poor Orangutans confused and dying because their habitat is being bulldozed to grow palm tress.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      "Eines Tages wird auch die Absurdität des universellen menschlichen Glaubens an die Versklavung anderer Tiere spürbar werden. Wir werden dann unsere Seelen entdeckt haben und es mehr wert geworden sein, diesen Planeten mit ihnen zu teilen!"

      ""One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them" -Martin Luther King, Jr"

      "Consumimos cadáveres de criaturas de apetitos, pasiones y órganos similares a los nuestros, y llenamos los mataderos diariamente con gritos de dolor y miedo."

      Martin Luther King

    • Rebecca Thorne SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      People are here for a short time..Animals need their habitat to be secure to continue the life of the planet...Please help them to do that...


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