Greenpeace Press Releases

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As dangerous business practices go unpunished, Indonesia’s fires and haze return

Press release | August 28, 2016 at 12:01

Jakarta, 28 August 2016 -- Forest fires are back in Indonesia, with over three thousand hotspots detected so far in August. Smoke from the fires was at “very unhealthy” levels in Bengkalis district of Riau province on Saturday. The fires are also...

Response to IOI Group policy from Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 23:34

Jakarta, 16 August, 2016 -- The IOI Group published a new Palm Oil Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Implementation Plan on 8 August 2016. Greenpeace Indonesia provided several rounds of feedback on earlier drafts of the policy. Despite...

RSPO to recertify IOI Group: response

Press release | August 5, 2016 at 18:31

Jakarta, August 5, 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said: “Re-certifying the IOI group on the basis of unreliable promises, without waiting for verified action on the ground is risky and counter-productive. It...

Cargill Demands IOI Issue a Responsible Sourcing Policy: Greenpeace Reaction

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, June 24, 2016 – Yesterday Cargill Inc. published a statement defining its expectations after its supplier IOI Group was suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Cargill is calling for IOI to issue a responsible...

Jokowi’s Peat Protection Promise Let Down

Press release | May 31, 2016 at 18:00


JAKARTA, 31 MAY 2016 - A revised draft of Government Regulation (PP) No. 71 of 2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystem that is currently being considered by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is weak, lacks transparency,...

Greenpeace welcomes moves to reduce coal use in the Philippines

Press release | May 30, 2016 at 15:09

Manila, 30 May 2016 - Greenpeace Philippines welcomed the Climate Change Commission recently released Commission Resolution 2016-001, which calls for a "national policy review” of the country’s energy policy in order to reduce the country’s...

Activists bring coal supply to a standstill at massive Indonesian power plant

Press release | May 15, 2016 at 12:39

Jakarta, 15 May 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia activists today climbed the cranes of two grab-type ship unloaders, blocking the supply of coal for the Cirebon Coal Power Plant. The protest in Indonesia, the world’s second biggest exporter of coal,...

IOI: Dropped by World’s Largest Food Company and Targeted by a Score of NGOs,...

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 12:30

Jakarta, 13 May 2016 -- As Nestle ends purchasing from IOI Group this week, Indonesian, Malaysian and international NGOs including Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and others have sent a letter to a hundred global brands and traders with an...

Ban on Oil Palm, Mining Expansion Offers Promise for Indonesian Forests and Smallholders

Press release | April 15, 2016 at 16:19

Jakarta, 15 April 2016 -- Commenting on Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s announcement of a stop to expansion of palm oil and mining, Greenpeace Indonesia country director Longgena Ginting said: “Indonesia’s rapidly vanishing forests are in...

Greenpeace highlights environmental and labor concerns ahead of Thai Union Annual...

Press release | April 5, 2016 at 12:27

As the Thai Union(TU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens in Bangkok today with more than a thousand attendees, Greenpeace reiterates that reputational damage, destructive fishing methods, labor and human rights abuses in the supply chain are...

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