Campaign updates

Our campaign to protect Indonesia's rainforests changes quickly; our investigations continue to expose APP's chain of destruction, and more and more global brands are deciding to stop doing business with the notorious forest destroyer. Below, you can follow the latest news on APP and Greenpeace's campaign to protect Indonesia's rainforests and peatlands.

The latest updates


Nothing very new in APP's "new" forest protection policy

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace SEA | 15 May, 2012

The news initially sounded  intriguing : Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) was inviting journalists in Jakarta to the launch of what the company grandly dubbed its “greatest commitment to natural forest protection.” Discarding the PR gloss,...

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...

Illegal logging, contract cancellations fuel investor flight from APP

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner,Greenpeace Canada | 4 May, 2012 4 comments

The notorious company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), linked to illegal logging and the clearance of Sumatran tiger habitat, today suffered another massive blow with Canadian investment giant Mackenzie Investments announcing that it has...

"Homeless" Sumatran tigers call to action to save their forest homes

Blog entry by Zul Fahmni, Greenpeace Forest campaigner | 19 April, 2012 14 comments

Commuters in this morning’s notorious Jakarta rush-hour did double-takes as hundreds of homeless Sumatran tigers descended on Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry to urge the Government to take action to stop companies like Asia Pulp &...

Asia Pulp and Paper: bad for the environment and bad for the investment community

Blog entry by Calvin Quek, Greenpeace East Asia | 13 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...

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...

Xerox: Honesty is the best policy when you are caught trading with APP

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | 23 March, 2012 1 comment

It is three weeks since we launched 'The Ramin Paper Trail' exposing that the logyards at APP’s main pulp mill in Indonesia are riddled with illegal ramin logs. We also released evidence showing that 11 companies, including Xerox,...

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...

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