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Forest destroyer kicked out of club

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 14 May, 2013 3 comments

It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one. Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palma, has (finally) been...

Greenpeace ship begins first Indonesian tour since being deported

Press release | 9 May, 2013 at 13:00

Jayapura, 9 May 2013 – The Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, arrived in Jayapura, Indonesia today to document one of the world’s most biodiverse – and threatened – environments, just three years after the Indonesian navy escorted the vessel...

Sailing through the world’s richest waters – Rainbow Warrior arrives in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 9 May, 2013 5 comments

I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura...

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...

How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 25 April, 2013 8 comments

It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country. Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally...

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

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.

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | 17 April, 2013 8 comments

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

Polluting Paradise

Image gallery | 17 April, 2013

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)...

APRIL, you can’t fool everyone

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

Some companies just don’t get the hint.  You might claim to be sustainable, you might boast of your membership to corporate sustainability groups, and you might bandy around the United Nations to shore up your “green” credentials. ...

International Day of Forests

Image gallery | 21 March, 2013

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...

Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer shows the way

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 13 March, 2013

In February 2011 Golden Agri Resources, Indonesia’s largest producer of palm oil, launched an ambitious Forest Conservation Policy. After years of campaigning by Greenpeace and pressure from some of the largest buyers of palm oil for...

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...

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...

A Forest Conservation Policy

Image gallery | 5 February, 2013

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...

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...

Success with KFC UK & Ireland! But it's not over yet...

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 30 October, 2012 4 comments

Great news! We've gained an important win in protecting Indonesia's rainforests as KFC UK and Ireland commit to excluding suppliers actively involved in rainforest clearance. And this fantastic win would not have been possible...

Scorecard: Palm Oil Producers

Publication | 29 October, 2012 at 9:00

The Palm Oil Producers' scorecard gives an overview of where palm oil producers stand, based on a Greenpeace International review of the steps some of the world's biggest palm oil producers have taken so far to limit their impact on forests and...

Climate Rescue Station in Borobudur: The Real Rescuer

Blog entry by Hindun Mulaika, renewable energy Campaigner, Gre | 26 October, 2012 2 comments

I am standing in front of the 12 meter diameter earth dome, using electricity generated from clean renewable energy, the lights inside help creates a grand and cool nuance. It’s never before crossed my mind how this giant globe...

Climate Rescue Station - Borobudur

Image gallery | 18 October, 2012

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...

Forest Clearing Witnessed By Activists

Image | 27 September, 2012 at 18:30

Active forest clearing by PT Asia Tani Persada, who supply Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Kuala Labai, West Kalimantan. Greenpeace activists witness active clearing of the forest during the Tiger Tour Kalimantan on September 27, 2012 in Kuala Labai...

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...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 20 September, 2012 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists cross an canal in PT. Graha Inti Jaya Manusup palm oil plantation during the tiger tour in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian citizens to be part of the 'Tigers Eye Community.'ù To protect...

Tigers Eye Tour

Image gallery | 19 September, 2012

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 17 September, 2012 at 16:30

Activists from Greenpeace and Walhi dressed in tiger costumes travel to bear witness in the forest in Pulau Salak, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat...

Good Oil - Sumatra's Sustainable Palm Oil

Video | 17 August, 2012 at 16:46

The small holder palm oil project run by the farmers of Dosan village in Riau (Sumatra, Indonesia) is demonstrating that sustainable palm oil production and protection of Indonesia's remaining rainforest can go hand in hand.

KFC Canada gets a friendly reminder: sustainable packaging needed

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner Canada | 26 July, 2012 7 comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) headquarters in the US still have their heads in the sand about their company’s links to forest destruction, but Greenpeace campaigners around the world are finding inventive ways to challenge the status...

Good Oil - A Solution Story

Feature story | 13 June, 2012 at 16:00

Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Promises of economic development and jobs to local communities have not come true for many.

Forest Solutions

Image gallery | 12 June, 2012

A President for change?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 June, 2012 17 comments

When I met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia yesterday, he urged me to consider that Greenpeace and the Indonesian government are “in the same boat” and that “we share the same dream.” Words like this are certainly...

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 cookbook is a recipe for disaster for the rainforest

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 6 June, 2012 6 comments

So KFC has been at it again – cookin’ up and revealin’ secrets with the publication of what the company calls the Colonel’s long-lost secret recipes. This smokescreen coming out of the Colonel’s kitchen is to distract the public...

GAR sets the bar high in Indonesian deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 6 June, 2012 1 comment

What seemed unthinkable for some people two years ago is now happening. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is leading the way in what could be the starting point for the palm oil industry to phase out deforestation. And instead of hanging...

KFC Action

Image gallery | 29 May, 2012

KFC executives have their heads in a bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | 25 May, 2012 3 comments

Earlier yesterday we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first...

Latest: KFC campaign goes global

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

This week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it’s supply chain. All week Greenpeace activists have been taking the message to KFC while thousands of...

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...

Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 15:35

Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 23, 2012 - Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets - UK, China and...

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 18:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

Junking the Jungle: How KFC is driving rainforest destruction and tiger extinction

Topic | 21 May, 2012 at 18:02

Junking the Jungle: How KFC is driving rainforest destruction and tiger extinction

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...

One year on: the good and bad of Indonesia’s forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 8 May, 2012

As an Indonesian, and an experienced political campaigner working for Greenpeace, I have felt the full range of emotions in recent years as I’ve fought to protect my country’s forests with my Greenpeace colleagues, friends from other...

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...

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...

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