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 anonymously posting offensive comments online about a Greenpeace staff member and APP’s former largest customer in Australia - Steve is trying to play hardball in New Zealand.
On Monday, together with WWF and the New Zealand Green Party we released a ‘forest friendly’ tissue guide (pdf) based on a survey of all the major retailers and suppliers selling tissue products in the country. One of the companies we approached was Cottonsoft, that was bought out in 2007 by - yes, you’ve guessed it - APP.
APP/Cottonsoft refused to participate in the survey so earlier this yea... Read more >