RSPO - Resource Materials
Paraquat is one of the most widely used highly toxic herbicides in the world despite no known antidote. Its extensive use causes numerous poisoning cases among farmers and agricultural workers.
Paraquat is included in PAN International List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides and is currently deregistered or banned in 32 countries (including 27 countries of the European Union), mainly for health reasons. However, there has benn strong industry resistance to include paraquat in the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Consent (PIC), and hence it remains outside the PIC list.
PAN AP in collaboration with PAN International and Berne Declaration produced a paraquat flier in English which was then translated into different languages globally. Please download from the links below.
This Scorecard is an assessment of the palm oil purchasing practices of major European companies that produce or sell everyday consumer products. The performance of each company in the Scorecard was assessed against a set of objective criteria relating to their commitments to, and actions on, responsible purchasing of palm oil.
Download the Scorecard results from the World Wildlife Fund website at www.panda.org/palmoilscorecard