Breaking news – Greenpeace can reveal today that notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has begun distributing its Indonesian copy paper to major supermarkets and pharmacies right here in Canada.
On the back of a global scandal linking APP’s main mill in Indonesia to illegal timber and ongoing tiger habitat destruction, what can these retailers possibly be thinking? Maybe they wanted to make a quick buck and sell some cheap APP products, cutting out sustainable Canadian manufacturers and priceless rainforest be damned? For shame. Trading with APP makes a mockery of corporate responsibility claims.
Greenpeace recently released evidence proving that APP is using an internationally protected tree species – ramin – at its main pulp mill in Indonesia. Ramin is listed on the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It has been illegal to clear ramin in Indonesia since 2001. The forests where protected ramin trees grow are also where critically endangered Sumatran tigers can be found. With only around 400 left in the wild it is critical for their long term survival that APP stops pulping their habitat. The full report is available online here: www.greenpeace.org/ramintrail
Retailers sourcing paper from APP are fueling this destruction.
Companies in Canada still doing business with APP are on public notice that APP is both laundering illegal timber at its main mill in Indonesia and destroying some of the highest conservation value rainforest on the planet. In these photos of one of the APP products turning up in Canad we can clearly see the APP logo and “Made in Indonesia”.
Greenpeace will continue to expose companies that do business with APP here in Canada and will continue to make it clear that dealing with APP is bad for business and bad for the environment.
In this, as ever, we need your help. Have you seen APP products in YOUR supermarket or pharmacy? Show your friends and families these photos – maybe they have seen them too. If so, drop me a line at
Or write to APP yourself here, to tell them that you don’t want to see products linked with rainforest destruction, tiger habitat clearance and illegal logging on your supermarket shelves.
Believe me, keep watching this space.