挪威財政部8月23日宣布，挪威政府退休基金(Norwegian Government Pension Fund)撤銷三林環球公司的1600萬股投資，價值美金120萬。
財政部長Sigbjorn Johnsen說，「倫理委員會(The Council on Ethics)已經評估過三林環球，評估結果是該公司在沙勞越雨林以及蓋亞那的伐木作業政策，造成非法砍伐並嚴重傷害環境。因此我選擇聽從倫理委員會的建議，將該公司從挪威政府退休基金環球投資組合(Government Pension Fund-Global，GPFG)中除名。」
Discovery of widespread illegal logging in Malaysia and Guyana has caused one of the world's largest institutional investors to sell all its shares in Malaysian timber giant Samling Global.
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance announced today that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund has divested itself of 16 million shares of Samling Global, worth US$1.2 million.
Samling Global is an integrated forest resource and wood products company that produces timber, plywood, veneer, furniture and palm oil.
The decision to drop Samling Global from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund was made after an investigation of Samling's logging operations found the corporation responsible for systematic illegal logging in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Minister of Finance Sigbjorn Johnsen said, "The Council on Ethics has assessed Samling Global, and concluded that the company's forest operations in the rainforests of Sarawak and Guyana contribute to illegal logging and severe environmental damage. I have therefore chosen to follow the recommendation of the Council on Ethics and exclude the company from the GPFG's investment portfolio."
Based on field surveys, satellite image analysis, and evaluation of publicly available documentation, the Council on Ethics' investigations documented extensive and repeated breaches of the license requirements, regulations and other directives governing the company's forest operations in Malaysia and Guyana.
"Some of the violations constitute very serious transgressions, such as logging outside the concession area, logging in a protected area that was excluded from the concession by the authorities in order to be integrated into an existing national park, and re-entry logging without Environmental Impact Assessments," the Council on Ethics found.