Herakles Farms

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Herakles Farms, formerly known as SG Sustainable Oils,[1] is an American company active in oil palm plantations and timber business. Its headquarters are in New York City. According to its web site, it is committed to sustainability.

Activity in Cameroon[edit]

The presence of Herakles Farms in Cameroon started in 2009.[2] Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) is a Cameroonian subsidiary of Herakles Farms, has received a concession of 73,000 hectares of rainforest to be replaced by oil palm plantations in 2009.[3][4] This was suspended by the government of Cameroon in May 2013. Herakles Farms claims to invest 300 billion francs CFA and improve the life of indigenuous persons of the area.[5] Far more locals are opposed to than in favor of this project.[6] SCSOC has frequently used intimidation and corruption, especially against leaders and key decision makers in the community.[7] A court in Limbe, Cameroon has condemned Herakles to a fine of 4,6 millions for racist discrimination. [8] The rainforest mentioned is habitat of the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee and the drill. [9]

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