Posts Tagged with "Asia Pulp and Paper"

APP’s Deforestation Commitments: Hollow Promises from an Untrustworthy Company

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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APP’s Deforestation Commitments: Hollow Promises from an Untrustworthy Company

On May 15th, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced several “new” commitments that appear to have the potential, if implemented, to address some of the numerous controversies surrounding the company’s notoriously destructive operations. It is encouraging to see APP acknowledging many of the negative impacts associated with its business model that the company has, at [...]

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Levi’s Unzips New Policy Excluding Logging Giant Asia Pulp & Paper

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Levi’s Unzips New Policy Excluding Logging Giant Asia Pulp & Paper

Asia Pulp and Paper is having a hard time holding onto customers these days. With the release of its forest products purchasing policy, Levi Strauss & Company has become the latest major brand to ban business with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). This comes on the heels of a major public cancellation with APP affiliate [...]

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Exposing APP: Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

Monday, December 5, 2011

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Exposing APP: Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. As Rainforest Action Network (RAN) continues our negotiations with The Walt Disney Company to secure a comprehensive paper policy that would [...]

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RAN: Big In Japan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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RAN: Big In Japan

This October marks the sixth anniversary of the opening of Rainforest Action Network’s Japan office, spearheaded by our Tokyo-based, activist-ambassador Toyo Kawakami. Toyo began working for RAN in 2005, campaigning to convince large Japanese paper companies and retailers to stop buying wood chips linked to the destruction of Tasmania’s old growth forests sold by Australian [...]

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From The Field: A Customary Elder of the Malayu Addresses Asia Pulp and Paper

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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From The Field: A Customary Elder of the Malayu Addresses Asia Pulp and Paper

It’s a good thing RAN’s forest campaigner, Lafcadio Cortesi, speaks Bahasa Indonesian so well. Otherwise I almost certainly would have gotten in the car with the undercover intelligence agent who told me to come with him because he “wanted to practice his English.” We had just arrived in the small village of Siabu, in the [...]

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Who is Using All the Rainforest?

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Who is Using All the Rainforest?

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. “We got to wondering…who is using all the rainforest that is being destroyed in Indonesia?” - “Toying With Forest Destruction” video [...]

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Leading Rainforest Destroyer APP Issues Attack on RAN’s Credibility

Monday, June 13, 2011

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Leading Rainforest Destroyer APP Issues Attack on RAN’s Credibility

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Here at RAN, attacks on our organization are often a sign that our tactics are working.  Just such an affirmation arrived [...]

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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Over a year ago, I went to my local San Francisco bookstore to pick up some children’s books for RAN’s Rainforest-Free [...]

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APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Did you know that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is destroying vast tracks of Indonesian rainforests, threatening the survival of precious species like the Sumatran tiger, and using an aggressive strategy of political manipulation to grow its sales? If you answered no, you’re not the only one. APP is highly proficient at using covert marketing [...]

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Disney’s Paper Policy a Disappointment for Indonesia’s Rainforests

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Disney’s Paper Policy a Disappointment for Indonesia’s Rainforests

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –Mr. Walt Disney Books can be a [...]

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