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KFC’s Dip’em sauces aren’t just for fried chicken. VOTE for which sauce you’d like to...

Blog entry by Daniela Montaldo, Greenpeace Forests Campaigner | 8 November, 2012

And the winner Is… Think voting is over?  Not so fast!  Another big day is coming up on November 15th.  It’s the live “The Big Dip’im” when KFC’s Colonel Sanders will be plunged into a giant bucket of his own sauce.  Which...

APRIL is now the leading driver of deforestation for pulp in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 7 March, 2013 2 comments

In February we reported how Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had stopped all deforestation in its suppliers’ concessions and committed to protect all remaining areas of rainforest in its global supply chain. However, there is another pulp...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 February, 2013 25 comments

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

The ‘beautiful tricks’ played by APP

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi | 22 November, 2012 2 comments

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) said earlier this month it would set aside 20 hectares of peat swamp forest for the rehabilitation of the ramin tree species. It’s hard, however, not to be skeptical about this plan given that APP manages at...

KFC campaign spreads across the world

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Forest Campaigner | 6 November, 2012 1 comment

Pressure mounts on KFC to stop trashing rainforests for packaging as the campaign spreads across the world. With two KFC national divisions now declaring they will rule out Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), how much longer will KFC's global...

This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 27 September, 2012 5 comments

Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new...

Illegal logging, contract cancellations fuel investor flight from APP

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner,Greenpeace Canada | 4 May, 2012 4 comments

The notorious company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), linked to illegal logging and the clearance of Sumatran tiger habitat, today suffered another massive blow with Canadian investment giant Mackenzie Investments announcing that it has...

Asia Pulp and Paper: bad for the environment and bad for the investment community

Blog entry by Calvin Quek, Greenpeace East Asia | 14 April, 2012 6 comments

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper giant behind the illegal timber scandal we exposed last month has lost one of its largest international investors. In March we released evidence from a year-long investigation showing...

Don’t blame the tigers, blame deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 30 October, 2012 11 comments

A small child from a forest village in Indonesia - where as more rainforest is cleared, tigers stray into villages putting lives at risk. As a teenage boy is killed by a tiger forced out of its natural habitat by deforestation, we...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 1 November, 2011 33 comments

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | 15 November, 2011 2 comments

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 13 October, 2011 4 comments

John Sauven the Exeuctive Director of Greenpeace UK chats to Prince Charles during the Glastonbury music festival in 2010. Image: Vanessa Miles. In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive...

Greenwash+20

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen, Greenpeace International | 15 June, 2012 1 comment

Today here at the Rio+20 Earth Summit , corporations will start their own sustainability party , hosted by the UN Global Compact. It’s not difficult to picture what it will be like: countless speeches and glossy brochures on...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | 16 December, 2011 8 comments

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – the company doing so much to jeopardise the future of Indonesia's rainforests –...

"Homeless" Sumatran tigers call to action to save their forest homes

Blog entry by Zul Fahmni, Greenpeace Forest campaigner | 19 April, 2012 14 comments

Commuters in this morning’s notorious Jakarta rush-hour did double-takes as hundreds of homeless Sumatran tigers descended on Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry to urge the Government to take action to stop companies like Asia Pulp &...

Nothing very new in APP's "new" forest protection policy

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace SEA | 15 May, 2012

The news initially sounded  intriguing : Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) was inviting journalists in Jakarta to the launch of what the company grandly dubbed its “greatest commitment to natural forest protection.” Discarding the PR gloss,...

How Barbie Broke Ken’s Heart: Her Indonesian Deforestation Habit

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 8 June, 2011 19 comments

Yes it’s true, Ken has dumped Barbie – he’s upset since he discovered that she’s intent on trashing rainforests and pushing critically-endangered wildlife, like tigers, towards extinction. Heartbroken Ken decided to take dramatic...

Green forestry labels PEFC & SFI called into question

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues, Greenpeace International | 17 October, 2011 5 comments

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation of our...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | 3 October, 2011 10 comments

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 27 September, 2011 5 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | 2 August, 2011 4 comments

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has  moved a tiger  from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don't stack up

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 February, 2012 1 comment

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), thanks to some excellent work by WWF. In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references to prop up its flimsy claims of...

World Wetlands Day - Save our Forests

Blog entry by LisaV | 2 February, 2011 1 comment

Today is World Wetlands Day and this year, in the UN International Year of Forests , the theme for today is 'Wetlands and Forests'. Greenpeace is working to save the rainforests and carbon rich peatlands of Indonesia.  Only 20...

Kentucky fried planet

Blog entry by LisaV | 6 July, 2010 2 comments

Even though we've had huge success in turning companies like Unilever, Nestlé and Kraft off palm oil produced by Sinar Mas, that only represents one part of the jigsaw and Sinar Mas is still chewing its way through Indonesia's...

Bad time down under for APP gets worse

Blog entry by Andy T | 26 August, 2011 1 comment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a  PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for...

Nothing but paper tigers in Indonesia? If APP has its way.

Blog entry by An Lambrechts, Forest Campaigner | 18 November, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace Activists with faces painted like tigers protest inside the International Pulp and Paper Awards in Brussels November 16th, where they awarded the 'Golden Chainsaw 2010' to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) for 30 years of forest...

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by Laura K. | 15 June, 2011 15 comments

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way. Ken’s video interview that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 February, 2011 6 comments

A baby orang-utan plays at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). Orang-utan habitat is being destroyed through the clearing of Indonesian rainforest by the palm oil and pulp and paper industries. Image: Natalie Behring-Chishol...

A Forest Conservation Policy

Image gallery | 5 February, 2013

APP Awarded Golden Chainsaw

Image | 30 January, 2011 at 16:30 2 comments

30 January 2011 - Germany. Greenpeace activists present a Golden Chainsaw Award to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) at Paperworld, an international paper fair in Frankfurt, for being one of the worst rainforest destroyers in Indonesia. The award...

Forests Action at Pulp Mill in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 10:15

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province.

Forest destruction in Sumatra

Image | 16 October, 2010 at 13:23

16 October 2010 - Indonesia. The destruction of natural rainforest to make way for plantations to produce pulp paper, in Rimba Hutan Mas logging concession, Sumatra. The plantations for paper are owned by Asia Pulp and paper (APP), the paper arm...

Forests action against Sinar Mas in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 9:54

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province 900 kilometers (600 miles) Northwest of Jakarta.

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