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In pictures: APRIL's unhappy anniversary

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 2 February, 2015 4 comments

It's been a year since APRIL released its latest 'Sustainable Forest Management Plan'. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia's forests and peatlands. We were deeply...

Overwhelming evidence of APRIL's forest destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 18 December, 2014

The case against Indonesia's largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered...

Saving peatland with the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | 27 November, 2014 3 comments

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 25 September, 2014

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests? We refuse to stand by while palm oil companies turn forests to plantations. We started...

You are footing the bill for coal companies; some are losing a lot of money

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 28 August, 2014

You know that person who is always asking friends or family to help him pay his bills? You know the type, the guy who never seems to have his wallet, and always seems to forget to forget to pay you back? Coal companies like Bumi...

Cargill's palm oil commitment

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 30 July, 2014

Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, one of the world's largest commodities traders and a palm oil producer itself, made a pledge to break the link between its palm oil and deforestation, peat destruction...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 9 April, 2014 17 comments

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 26 March, 2014 12 comments

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore: we...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 24 March, 2014 3 comments

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 10 March, 2014 5 comments

Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns… One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual. This is the difference between...

Great news for the 120,000 people demanding forest-friendly products!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 17 February, 2014 2 comments

Nearly 120,000 of you amazing people have signed the Tiger Manifesto just six days since it launched globally. This is incredible! And we have some good news to share with you…. ….Today, we are one step closer to forest and...

How L’Oreal committed to the ultimate makeover

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 30 January, 2014 12 comments

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

The week two pulp and paper companies showed their true colours

Blog entry by Phil Aikman | 30 January, 2014

This week Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the target of a successful Greenpeace campaign, took yet another step along the road to reform. But its competitor APRIL is still clinging to its rainforest destruction. The good news from APP. ...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 6 December, 2013

Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to a No Deforestation Policy. To put this into perspective, palm oil is the single biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and a growing threat in...

This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 November, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction , has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would...

Asia Pulp & Paper: from confrontation to engagement

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 29 October, 2013 5 comments

I’m usually concerned about speaking too soon, but it feels to me like the risk of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) now reneging on its zero deforestation pledge is diminishing with every passing month. Breaking such a highly publicised promise...

Global protests grow as KFC bosses sit in stunned silence

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 7 June, 2012

The past 10 days have seen a growing chorus of protests aimed at KFC’s destructive packaging while the company has remained totally silent over what action it will take to cut the infamous Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) out of its supply...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 23 May, 2012 15 comments

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

APP customers start to take action as we deliver evidence to police in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 2 March, 2012 10 comments

It's been a momentous 24 hours since we released the results of our investigation into Asia Pulp and Paper's illegal timber scandal.  While we in Greenpeace are best known for our direct actions, it's our investigation work that...

When the last tree is cut...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 October, 2010 20 comments

There's a proverb that says: "When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find out that we can't eat money." Looking at this photo by Daniel Beltrá, I am...

Momentum builds for No Deforestation palm oil

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 25 November, 2014 4 comments

By now you know the problem: a rapidly expanding palm oil industry, eating up forests, draining carbon-rich peatlands, and sparking conflict with local people and workers. But if you had to guess at what is turning out to be a key...

'Quit Coal' Greenpeace tells Indonesia's Energy Minister

Press release | 12 February, 2009 at 14:35

Early this morning, 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives, wearing white face masks carrying the message 'Coal Kills' to symbolise the health damage to local communities, chained themselves to the gates of the Cilacap coal...

New evidence links Unilever to burning of Borneo

Press release | 21 April, 2008 at 13:46

Unilever, the company behind some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dove, is contributing to the destruction of the last remaining habitats of the orang-utan and other wildlife, and massively speeding up climate change, according to...

Indonesian forests protection plan "important political shift" but tens of millions...

Press release | 20 May, 2011 at 17:04

JAKARTA, 20 May 2011 --A long awaited plan to put a temporary halt to forest destruction in Indonesia does not go far enough and will still see tens of millions of hectares of forests facing destruction, warned Greenpeace.

Destruction of Indonesia’s peatland forests and orangutan habitat continues despite...

Press release | 27 September, 2012 at 13:54

27 September 2012, Ketapang, Indonesia: Environmental activists have proof that Indonesia’s peatland forests, habitat for endangered orangutans, continue to be destroyed after the discovery this morning of fresh forest clearing by a plantation...

Greenpeace welcomes forest conservation pilot from Indonesian palm oil producer

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 5:15

Jakarta, 13 March 2013 - Greenpeace Indonesia today welcomed the launch of a forest conservation pilot project by Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), to protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and called on other...

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia’s remaining rainforests

Press release | 5 February, 2013 at 9:58

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

Greenpeace letter to April

Publication | 5 February, 2013 at 10:10

APP, part of the Sinar Mas group, is one of just two global pulp and paper producers in Indonesia that has relied on rainforest fibre for its products used by household brands across the world. Greenpeace has today written to the CEO of APRIL...

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers

Press release | 25 April, 2013 at 9:12

Jakarta, 25 April, 2013 – Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious...

Global sustainability forum tells Indonesian paper giant: end deforestation or else

Press release | 12 April, 2013 at 17:14

Jakarta, 12 April 2013: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which claims to be the "world’s foremost business association dedicated to sustainable development", today warned Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL)...

Polluting Paradise: Big brands including Gap exposed in Indonesian toxic water scandal

Press release | 17 April, 2013 at 10:13

Jakarta, 17 April 2013 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed the dumping of industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and hazardous chemicals, and caustic water, directly into the Citarum River, West Java.

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 6:00

Jakarta, 8 July 2014 - International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia's second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part of the RGE Group, as photographic evidence from Greenpeace International shows clearance of...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caves to public pressure, commits to end forest destruction

Press release | 5 December, 2013 at 20:56

Jakarta, 5 December 2013 - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a...

L’Oreal commits to end role in deforestation

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 10:47

Jakarta, 30 January 2014 – L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, has committed to remove forest destruction from its products by 2020. Greenpeace expects other companies to follow with more ambitious timelines.

APRIL's "sustainability" policy a license to continue forest clearance

Press release | 28 January, 2014 at 13:00

Jakarta, 28 January 2014 - Indonesian pulp and paper giant, APRIL today released a "Sustainable Forest Management Policy", just weeks after being threatened to be kicked out of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

6 myths this Indonesian logger didn't want busted

Feature story | 8 July, 2014 at 6:00

A new study published last week shows Indonesia's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world. In Sumatra and Kalimantan, much of this destruction is in forested peatlands. Draining and clearing peatland forests has a...

Fast-Food Forest Destruction

Background | 21 May, 2012 at 14:48

Whilst we’ve singled out KFC and parent company Yum! Brands’ role in forest destruction, other fast food companies also have significant impacts on forests and are likely to be using APP paper, as well as other products like soya and palm oil...

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | 15 April, 2010 at 18:50

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 17:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Forests Not Fires

Action | 3 March, 2016 at 4:00

Fires are blazing across Indonesia, turning precious rainforest into cinders and threatening endangered species. The palm oil industry continues to fuel the crisis by bulldozing rainforests and draining peatlands.

For peat’s sake! Stop the haze!

Blog entry by Zamzami | 28 May, 2014 1 comment

Every year for as long as I can remember, this time of year has been a smoky, hazy month in Sumatra – and each year it’s getting worse. I’ve chatted to farmers, doctors, and parents, and everywhere I hear the same thing: the Haze Wave...

No Deforestation solutions for Palm Oil into practice

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 28 April, 2014

This month Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Wirendro Sumargo, a Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace in Indonesia, shares his perspectives on a...

Thousands send a roar to P&G: Clean up your act!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 31 March, 2014

P&G was pretty scared of your #TigerRoar last weekend! We have just seen a letter the consumer goods giant sent to its business partners last week warning them of our day of action: “…it is likely that Greenpeace will continue...

Deforestation: A vicious cocktail for the climate

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter and Sebastian Bock | 27 March, 2014 3 comments

Every few years, thousands of the world's most renowned climate scientists work together as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to present us with the latest scientific assessment of how we are doing in terms...

Half a million reasons for P&G to protect forests!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 7 March, 2014 8 comments

Today is a milestone in the movement to Protect Paradise. Half a million of you have joined the call demanding forest-friendly products – and we're just getting started! In the last two weeks, you have been part of something big...

Today at P&G: orphan orangutans and flying tigers?

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 4 March, 2014 6 comments

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40-minute commute I arrived at the office. But this ain't no regular day. This is the day Procter & Gamble (P&G), the...

Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 3 March, 2014 1 comment

Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 25 February, 2014 3 comments

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment: Protect Paradise. Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

APP's forest conservation commitments, one year on

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 5 February, 2014

A year ago today, Asia Pulp & Paper committed to end its role in forest destruction.  It placed an immediate halt to all forest clearance and began the road to reformation, under the watchful eyes of Greenpeace and a host of other...

Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 24 January, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or exposé related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made regional...

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