Ramin trees are an internationally protected species and come from Indonesia’s peat swamp forests, which are home to the endangered Sumatran tiger. Only 400 remain in the wild.
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's largest producers of pulp and paper, has been caught red-handed with an internationally protected species, ramin, at their main pulp mill in Indonesia.
This violates Indonesian laws governing the logging and trade in this protected species and shows that APP's public claim to have "zero tolerance for illegal timber" is yet more inaccurate greenwash.
Ramin grows in peatland swamp forests - which are also habitat for the endangered Sumatran tiger, only 400 remain in the wild. Inside forest concessions now controlled by APP areas of peatland swamp forest twice the size of New York City have been cleared since 2001 - when logging in ramin was officially banned.
The following major companies around the world are still implicated in APP's illegal -timber scandal, because they have been shown to buy or retail products from APP that contain rainforest fibre: Walmart, Countdown, Collins Debden, Barnes&Noble, Parragon, and Constable & Robinson. You can send an email to their CEOs right now, demanding the act on this information and stop using APP products.
Latest: this is a fast moving campaign so we will amend this page by taking off the names of companies who are acting to deal with APP. Please check our blogs for updates on corporate action here.