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Whether it’s convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, by working together we are making a difference.

Great news for Indonesian rainforest: Asia Pulp & Paper commit to forest conservation policy

BOS Foundation (Borneo Orangutan Survival)We primarily focus on consumer power to protect vulnerable ancient forests. When an individual makes an environmentally-conscious choice, it is an important step for conservation. But when a corporation implements an environmentally-conscious policy, that impact is amplified thousands of times over.  Often times, it takes the power of the consumer to pressure a company to do the right thing.


And all the amazing creatures who call those forests home can thank mindful consumers for making that important step in the conversation process.

 

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Extremists Put a Bulls-eye On My Friends Lesley and George

Blog by Rolf Skar | February 27, 2014

The news was shocking: far-right fanatics had declared “open season” on my friends Lesley and George, distributing a “wanted” poster with George’s photo and address. They threatened violence and said they had been to George and Lesley’s home,...

Conecting dots. The link between Head & Shoulders and buried orangutans

Blog by Joao Talocchi | February 26, 2014

Orangutans are fascinating animals. They make and use simple tools as branches to collect honey, search for insects, reach fruits that are a bit too far out. They use large leaves as umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun or rain and small...

Connecting the dots: The link between Head & Shoulders and buried orangutans

Blog by Joao Talocchi | February 26, 2014

Orangutans are fascinating animals. They make and use simple tools as branches to collect honey, search for insects, reach fruits that are a bit too far out. They use large leaves as umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun or rain and small...

Pulling back the shower curtain on Procter & Gamble’s dirty secret!

Blog by Bustar Maitar | February 26, 2014

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, including the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. What’s not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an environmental...

VIDEO: Say no to dirty palm oil

Blog by Jason Schwartz | February 22, 2014

Palm oil is a staple food for millions of people worldwide, and it is an ingredient or component of 50% of packaged consumer products, from chocolate, to biodiesel, to shampoo. As a commodity, its ubiquity, high yield, and versatility of uses...

Palm oil giant commits to zero deforestation

Blog by Bustar Maitar | December 6, 2013

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar International – the world’s biggest palm oil company – has committed to a...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caves to public pressure, commits to end forests destruction

Blog by Kat Clark | December 5, 2013

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a landmark win for the world’s...

This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

Blog by Bustar Maitar | November 22, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction, has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would halt all...

Amazon destruction increases 28% over last year

Blog by Daniela Montalto | November 15, 2013

Yesterday, the Brazilian government released annual figures for deforestation in the Amazon and the news is not good. A total of 5,843 square kilometres are estimated lost between August 2012 and July 2013, an increase in deforestation of 28...

Wilmar, an Orangutan Graveyard and Our Addiction to Dirty Palm Oil

Blog by Amy Moas | November 12, 2013

My colleague Wirendro Sumargo, based in Greenpeace’s office in Indonesia, recently wrote about a moving experience witnessing the plight of the orangutan. His evidence of forest destruction and endangered wildlife deaths at the hands of one palm...

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