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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

Campaign updates

Topic | 22 August, 2011 at 20:27

Follow the latest news on APP and Greenpeace's campaign to protect Indonesia's rainforests and peatlands.

Case study: Kerumutan

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:00

The 1.3 million hectare Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest is an important habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger and one of the world's largest remaining areas of carbon-rich peatland. Much of the area is on deep (>3 metres) peat. SMG/APP...

Disney

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:23

Forensic testing shows that a wide range of packaging and paper products carrying the Disney brand regularly contain Indonesian rainforest timber. In Indonesia, Mattel manufactures a wide range of Disney-branded fashion dolls. Mattel uses...

What is at stake?

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

Millions of hectares of Indonesia's rainforest habitats and carbon-rich peatlands remain at risk from clearance for pulp and palm oil plantations, despite the recent partial, weak government moratorium on new expansion into some forest and...

Call for action

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:51

Although Indonesia’s ramin is an internationally protected species, its habitat continues to be cleared. Ramin logs from this clearance are being mixed in with numerous other rainforest logs to feed the pulp and paper sector. The place to tackle...

The ramin paper trail

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 13:57

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper’s expanding global empire

Investigative methods

Background | 25 November, 2011 at 12:02

Greenpeace investigations use a range of techniques, data sources and methodologies to document, analyse and expose the impacts of those responsible for the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands. These include field...

Ramin at APP’s flagship pulp mill

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

A year-long investigation at Asia Pulp & Paper’s largest pulp mill in Indonesia, Indah Kiat Perawang, exposes how illegal ramin logs are regularly mixed into its supply of logs from natural forest clearance (so-called mixed tropical hardwood or...

Download the evidence

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 13:09

Greenpeace has been working at the front line of rainforest destruction in Indonesia for a number of years, investigating, documenting and exposing the destruction of forest habitat by APP. As well as publishing our findings, in the interests of...

APP's customers in the toy sector

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:16

The toy sector uses a lot of glossy packaging. Forensic testing shows that the packaging used by leading toy brands regularly contains Indonesian rainforest fibre. Greenpeace International investigations have also established links between these...

APP and the ramin ban

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

Ramin trees are legally protected under Indonesia’s laws and its national CITES regulations. Sumatra’s peat swamp forests are a key ramin habitat. Government maps show that nearly half the area of this key ramin habitat that remained when...

About the campaign

Background | 25 November, 2011 at 11:24

Indonesia's rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are being destroyed at a rate of more than a million hectares a year, making Indonesia the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet, endangering species including Sumatran tigers...

Case study: Bukit Tigapuluh

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:12

The Bukit Tigapuluh Forest Landscape in central Sumatra is one of the last refuges of endangered species including the Sumatran tiger, and is critical to the future of the Sumatran orang-utan. While a portion of the Landscape has been designated...

Hasbro and Lego

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:20

In addition to identifying Mattel- and Disney-branded products linked to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests, Greenpeace investigations have identified a number of other major toy manufacturers, including Hasbro and LEGO, which produce...

Mattel

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:26

Forensic testing shows that a wide range of packaging for the Mattel Barbie fashion dolls regularly contains Indonesian rainforest timber. Mattel uses packaging made with paper produced by APP, a group Greenpeace investigations reveal continues...

From APP’s pulp mill to the ends of the Earth

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:16

The key aim of CITES is to ensure that any international trade in ramin specimens or derivatives is not causing a detrimental impact on the species, and comes from legal supplies. The investigation shows that Indah Kiat Perawang trades pulp to...

Solutions

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:51

Indonesia's future and international trade need not depend on deforestation. The Sinar Mas Group is the largest player in both Indonesia's pulp and palm oil sectors, and it could lead low-carbon growth by setting the bar for industry best...

APP's forest destruction

Background | 26 February, 2012 at 14:55

This investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How APP is toying with extinction', shows how major brands like Mattel, Disney and others are fuelling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the brink of extinction.

The scale of APP’s global trade

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:16

Asia Pulp & Paper already claims to be the third largest paper company in the world, and aims to be number one. This investigation has identified how APP is breaking Indonesian law, driving Sumatran tigers and ramin trees closer to extinction,...

Toying with extinction

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 13:57

This June 2011 Greenpeace investigation revealed that several toy companies - including Mattel, Hasbro, Disney and Lego - were wrapping toys in cheap packaging that regularly contained Indonesian rainforest fibre. By including Asia Pulp & Paper...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | 5 October, 2011 at 14:15

International, 5 October 2011- Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace. As part of its new commitments,...

The Ramin Paper Trail

Publication | 1 March, 2012 at 8:00

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper's expanding global empire. A year-long investigation by Greenpeace International demonstrates that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is breaking Indonesian law, driving...

APP's Forest Conservation Policy

Publication | 29 October, 2013 at 6:00

In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) following the announcement of APP's Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its...

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,...

Undercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Paper's illegal rainforest scandal

Press release | 29 February, 2012 at 17:39

Jakarta, March 1, 2012 -- A year long Greenpeace investigation into the world's third largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has found that the company is systematically violating Indonesia's laws protecting ramin, an...

Yoghurt for forests! Danone drops Asia Pulp and Paper, plans zero deforestation policy.

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

Danone has released a statement confirming plans to phase out supplies of paper and packaging products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The statement, which you can read here also confirms that the company intends to develop a zero...

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...

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of...

Feature story | 25 November, 2009 at 1:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests UPDATE: Our last 4 activists occupied one of the...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 3:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the...

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...

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. ...

Illegal wood at APP's mill - now you see it, now you don't

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 16 March, 2012 9 comments

More than two weeks ago, Greenpeace submitted video evidence documenting illegal ramin logs at APP's Indah Kiat mill to the Indonesian authorities - both the Ministry of Forestry and the National Police. Today, the Ministry of Forestry...

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...

Barbie Wrapped in Rainforest Destruction Scandal

Press release | 7 June, 2011 at 20:21

Barbie, the most famous toy in the world, is involved in rainforest destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation can today reveal. Packaging for the doll is produced using timber from the rainforests of Indonesia, home to endangered...

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...

Sinar Mas under investigation

Publication | 7 June, 2011 at 20:30

The government of Indonesia has identified the pulp and palm oil sectors as the main drivers of deforestation.1 Both of these sectors have been gearing up for massive expansion, with targets to treble pulp production over the next 15 years2...

Greenwash+20

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 15:45

Today, greenwash is alive and well, as you will no doubt see at the Rio+20 conference. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) coalition, for example, will be there again, and we invite you to compare their rhetoric to what was...

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...

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...

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...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 28 April, 2014 1 comment

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Greenpeace UK Head barred from entering Indonesia

Press release | 13 October, 2011 at 15:10

Sauven was blocked by immigration officials on arrival at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, despite having a business visa for his trip. He has been informed by officials that he will be deported immediately.

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 29 February, 2012 9 comments

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood." - @AsiaPulpPaper These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today,...

Indonesian Rainforest Destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper Loses More Contracts

Press release | 1 November, 2011 at 15:48

Jakarta, 1 November 2011 – Greenpeace today called on Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to commit to ending its destruction of the country’s rainforests, in response to news that yet more companies around the world are cutting ties...

WORLD LEADERS: 12 DAYS LEFT TO AVERT CLIMATE CHAOS

Press release | 25 November, 2009 at 1:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp and paper mill operated by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar Mas, which...

Is Asia Pulp & Paper delivering on its zero deforestation commitment?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 July, 2013 3 comments

In February this year, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) released its new Forest Conservation Policy, which included an immediate end to the clearance of rainforests throughout its supply chain in Indonesia. This move followed years of...

Pulp Mills and the lock in effect

Blog entry by Kees Kodde, Forest Campaigner, GP East Asia | 9 November, 2012 1 comment

Asia Pulp & Paper is planning to build a huge new pulp mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia, although the company is still trying to publicly deny it.  This will reportedly be one of the world’s biggest pulp mills, with a planned...

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...

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