Posts Tagged with "paper"

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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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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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

Friday, January 31, 2014

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. While this policy is notable, especially given APRIL’s recent suspension from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it falls far short of what is needed for APRIL to clean up its [...]

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Asia Pulp and Paper Caught Clearing Rainforest: Credibility of APP Deforestation Moratorium in Doubt

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Asia Pulp and Paper Caught Clearing Rainforest: Credibility of APP Deforestation Moratorium in Doubt

Indonesian paper giant APP says it wants to change, but, given its track record, the company must prove itself before it can be trusted as a supplier of pulp and paper products. Unfortunately, APP’s four-month-old commitment to stop destroying Indonesia’s rainforests has already been called into question. WWF Indonesia recently published an open letter to APP’s [...]

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Indonesian Forest Protections Under Attack

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Indonesian Forest Protections Under Attack

I wish I didn’t have to write this blog post on Earth Day. The rainforest where I saw my first wild orangutan is under threat. I can’t believe it! There are many reasons to protect the Leuser Protected Ecosystem, a forest area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Thousands of Indigenous people rely on the [...]

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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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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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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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Victory for Forests: Disney Changes Sourcing On All Its Paper Products, Takes a Stand for Endangered Forests and Animals

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Victory for Forests: Disney Changes Sourcing On All Its Paper Products, Takes a Stand for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there’s no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day. This entertainment giant, which is the world’s biggest publisher of children’s books and magazines, has adopted what may be one of the most [...]

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Congress: Protect the Forests and Wildlife of the World From Illegal Logging

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Congress: Protect the Forests and Wildlife of the World From Illegal Logging

Did you know that almost half of all rainforest destruction is done illegally? Government corruption, lax laws and poor enforcement result in widespread illegal deforestation across the globe. This unofficial forest clearing makes it extremely challenging to truly protect critically endangered species like the orangutan or Sumatran tiger from extinction and it contributes enormous amounts [...]

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