Posts Tagged with "WWF"

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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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

 The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on notice. APRIL has been placed on probation and the WBCSD will revoke its membership unless it can prove that it has [...]

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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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How Cargill is Saving Humanity… and the World

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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How Cargill is Saving Humanity… and the World

If you made $5 billion clearing a community’s forest and community food garden, polluted and drained their rivers, but gave them a tree and a bucket of clean water in return, would you feel justified saying you’re building healthy communities, preserving rivers and reducing deforestation? Would you pat yourself on the back? Maybe not, but [...]

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

Monday, March 21, 2011

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

“Companies buying palm oil need to be aware that the only way to ensure sustainable sourcing is to buy certified sustainable palm oil from companies that have been assessed against the RSPO standards. Buying from RSPO members is not enough.” – WWF, August 2010 Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has actively resisted getting rainforest-destroying palm oil [...]

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Cargill Back Pedals on Rainforest Track

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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In response to Cargill’s recent announcement stating that they would ignore their promise to take action on widely known rainforest destroyer Sinar Mas, RAN sent out a press release calling Cargill out on failing to do the right thing. Both Reuters and Mongabay picked up the story. PT SMART Audit in hand, Cargill ignores promise [...]

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Mr. Page: Future Generations Are Counting on You

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Last week, over a dozen local Twin Cities community members, including members of the Walker Church social justice chapter, children, and concerned parents, paid Mr. Page – Cargill CEO – a visit.  The group went all the way to the CEO’s home in Wayzata, MN to deliver hundreds of letters, many hand-written, from children around [...]

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Cargill’s New Palm Oil Deal for Unilever: Can It Be Called Sustainable?

Friday, August 6, 2010

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The growing international focus on companies that produce, trade, or use palm oil is quickly separating out the market leaders, like Unilever and Nestle, from companies that are taking an active role in adopting policies to safeguard their climate footprint, from the rainforest destroyers (i.e. Cargill and General Mills).

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Cargill’s Lies About Palm Oil

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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In response to our report on Cargill’s problems with palm oil in Indonesia released earlier this month, Cargill has been denying that it clears and burns rainforest for palm oil plantations in a public statement entitled, “Cargill sets the record straight on the false allegations made by RAN in its 2010 report.” Cargill’s response begins [...]

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