Posts Tagged with "APP"

Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Last week the former governor of Riau province in Sumatra, the epicenter of deforestation in Indonesia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by Indonesia’s anti corruption court for taking bribes for illegally issuing logging permits to nine suppliers of APRIL’s Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper and APP’s Indah Kiat mills. This conviction follows similar convictions [...]

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

Activists with Rainforest Action Network staged a direct communication today at office-supply giant Staples. Displaying a banner that read, “Staples: It’s Too Soon to Buy from APP,” a group of activists voiced their opposition to the company’s recent decision to resume purchasing paper from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). One of Indonesia’s most notorious deforesters, [...]

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Dear friends, Early in the New Year, I received a text concerning my two nieces that read, “We are all safe but leaving town—state of Emergency declared in Charleston as a result of coal chemical spilled into river.” Although I’m very aware of the impacts coal has on the health of people and planet, the [...]

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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

Today marks the 1st year anniversary of the latest published “forest conservation policy” (FCP) of the Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). Rainforest Action Network has evaluated the progress APP and its suppliers have made towards implementing key elements of its policy as well as toward meeting the APP Performance Targets and Milestones [...]

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An Open Letter From RAN: What Do APP’s New Commitments on Forests, Peatlands and Community Rights Mean for Buyers and Investors?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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An Open Letter From RAN: What Do APP’s New Commitments on Forests, Peatlands and Community Rights Mean for Buyers and Investors?

RAN has been campaigning since 2009 to persuade Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to reform its destructive business practices. To that end, we have worked with dozens of major companies to develop policies that eliminate paper associated with rainforest destruction from their supply chains, including, most recently, Disney and HarperCollins. With APP’s newly announced Forest [...]

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BREAKING: Paper Giant APP Moves to Stop Pulping Forests; Now It’s APRIL’s Turn

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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BREAKING: Paper Giant APP Moves to Stop Pulping Forests; Now It’s APRIL’s Turn

Today is a day many of us only dreamed would come. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the controversial paper giant once referred to by the UK Guardian as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet,” claims it has silenced its bulldozers and pulled them from the most endangered rainforests of Indonesia. After years [...]

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10 out of 10! RAN Brings Seismic Shift to US Publishing Industry; Next Stop: APP

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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10 out of 10! RAN Brings Seismic Shift to US Publishing Industry; Next Stop: APP

Wow. You know your brand is in the gutter when even Rupert Murdoch won’t buy from you because of your company’s bad reputation. But few companies have done as much to earn their bad name as Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Responding to RAN’s campaign, Murdoch’s HarperCollins has just announced they will no longer buy [...]

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RAN and Allies Call on APP to Respect Human Rights

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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RAN and Allies Call on APP to Respect Human Rights

While Asia Pulp and Paper’s (APP) questionable financial dealings and destructive impact on rainforests and the climate have been widely reported, the human rights violations and social conflict associated with the company’s expropriation of community lands are less well known. Last week, RAN proudly joined with several Indonesian and international human rights and environmental organizations [...]

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APP: The Most Destructive Company in the World?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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APP: The Most Destructive Company in the World?

The UK Guardian once referred to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet.” The following is a brief synopsis of why that description fits. A History of Bad Practices and Broken Promises Over 2 million hectares of rainforest have already been destroyed in Indonesia to feed the [...]

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HarperCollins Paper Policy Under Construction – An Opportunity to Get it Right

Friday, December 14, 2012

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HarperCollins Paper Policy Under Construction – An Opportunity to Get it Right

This morning I logged onto to HarperCollins’ website to check out the company’s paper policy. What I found was something different than I’d seen before—just the first paragraph of their previous policy. I suspect that the policy may be under construction as we speak, and if that’s the case, I am urging HarperCollins to be [...]

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