Environmental auditors approve green labels for products linked to deforestation and authoritarian regimes

A new ICIJ-led cross-border investigation exposes how a lightly regulated sustainability industry overlooks forest destruction and human rights violations when granting environmental certifications.

How auditing giant KPMG became a global sustainability leader while serving companies accused of forest destruction

The firm vouched for an Indonesian company with a supply chain beset by deforestation allegations and a project in Canada that led to an Indigenous forest’s “death by a thousand cuts”.