Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Socfin-Refinery-Sedimentation-Tank-in-Cameroon-27MZIFJJ4MNBD.htmlConceptually similarOungé River in CameroonGP0STPVRRCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRUCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRVCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRDCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRECompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRICompleted★★★★Smallholder Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRGCompleted★★★★Smallholder Oil Palm Plantation Workers in CameroonGP0STPVRHCompleted★★★★Workers in Socapalm Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRCCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STPVR4Socfin Refinery Sedimentation Tank in CameroonSocfin refinery sedimentation tank near Apouh-A-Ngog, Cameroon. Poor environmental management in Socfin’s facilities are causing severe disagreement in the neighboring communities.Socfin (Société Financière des Caoutchoucs), is one of the leading oil palm and rubber tree plantation operators in Africa.Locations:Africa-Apouh-A-Ngog-CameroonDate:15 Mar, 2016Credit:© Micha Patault / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5472px X 3648pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Factories-Farms-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-Plantations-Tropical rainforests-Zero Deforestation (campaign title)Shoot:Socfin's Investiments Threaten Cameroon's ForestsIn March 2016 Greenpeace lead an investigation on Socfin's plantations in Cameroon and published a report titled “Africa’s forests under threat: Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon and Liberia”. The Société Financière des Caoutchoucs (Socfin), one of the leading oil palm and rubber tree plantation operators in Africa, plans to extend its plantations in a dozen countries, mostly African nations, threatening forests that are essential for the preservation of climate balances, biodiversity and the living conditions of local populations. Greenpeace conducted map-based analyses and in-depth field surveys on Socfin's concessions in Cameroon. The case study reveals that Socfin’s business and its refusal to adopt a zero deforestation policy represent a major threat for Cameroon's forests in which the company operates. Greenpeace urges Socfin to adopt immediately and implement a zero deforestation policy, applicable to all its businesses and subsidiaries.