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

 

APP's forest conservation commitments, one year on

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | February 5, 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...

The week two pulp and paper companies showed their true colours

Blog entry by Phil Aikman | January 30, 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. ...

Asia Pulp & Paper: from confrontation to engagement

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | October 29, 2013 5 comments

I’m usually concerned about speaking too soon, but it feels to me like the risk of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) now reneging on its zero deforestation pledge is diminishing with every passing month. Breaking such a highly publicised promise...

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

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | July 5, 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...

APRIL is now the leading driver of deforestation for pulp in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | March 7, 2013 2 comments

In February we reported how Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had stopped all deforestation in its suppliers’ concessions and committed to protect all remaining areas of rainforest in its global supply chain. However, there is another pulp...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 5, 2013 25 comments

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

The ‘beautiful tricks’ played by APP

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi | November 22, 2012 2 comments

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) said earlier this month it would set aside 20 hectares of peat swamp forest for the rehabilitation of the ramin tree species. It’s hard, however, not to be skeptical about this plan given that APP manages at...

Pulp Mills and the lock in effect

Blog entry by Kees Kodde, Forest Campaigner, GP East Asia | November 9, 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...

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