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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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

‘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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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