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Background - 26 November, 2011
Greenpeace has been working at the front line of rainforest destruction in Indonesia for a number of years, investigating, documenting and exposing the destruction of forest habitat by APP. As well as publishing our findings, in the interests of transparency, we're also releasing primary documents (such as forensic testing results). In doing so, we hope to enable public scrutiny both of our own work and of industrial operations in Indonesia that, to date, have benefitted from obfuscation, corruption, a lack of transparency and a lack of current, high quality data. You can download the primary documents and related reports - below.


Related Greenpeace reports

Indonesia's forests and peatlands graphicIndonesia's forests and peatlands
Maps revealing the limited impact of the proposed moratorium, showing legally protected areas, proposed moratorium areas, and forests, peatlands and habitat at risk.
February 2011 


Protection Money graphicProtection Money
How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.
November 2010 


Sinar Mas pays ITS global graphicSinar Mas pays ITS Global to greenwash its dirty laundry
How Sinar Mas/APP hired ITS Global apparently to cast doubt on the reliability of Greenpeace evidence – without any attempt to ground-truth the validity of the findings or to provide credible evidence to back up its claims.
September 2010 


Sinar Mas empire of destruction graphicHow Sinar Mas is expanding its Empires of Destruction
Documenting Sinar Mas expansion plans and impacts in pulp, palm oil and coal sectors and the role of the market and finance sector in supporting the group.
July 2010 


Pulping the Planet graphicSinar Mas: Pulping the Planet
How major brands including Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the brink of extinction through purchases from APP.
July 2010 


Indonesia's rainforests and climate change graphicIndonesia's rainforests and climate change
Destruction and degradation of forests drives climate change in two ways. First, the clearing and burning of forests releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and second, the area of forest that absorbs carbon dioxide is reduced.
November 2009 


The Hidden Carbon Liability of Indonesian Palm Oil graphicThe Hidden Carbon Liability of Indonesian Palm Oil
This report highlights the urgent need for global palm oil consumers and investors to support Unilever's call for an immediate moratorium on deforestation and peatland clearance in Indonesia.
May 2008 


How Unilever palm oil suppliers are burning up BorneoHow Unilever palm oil suppliers are burning up Borneo
Evidence shows that expansion by palm oil suppliers is driving species extinction in Central Kalimantan and fuelling climate change.
April 2008 


Cooking the Climate graphicCooking the Climate
This report shows how, through growing demand for palm oil, the world’s largest food, cosmetic and biofuel industries are driving the wholesale destruction of Indonesia's peatlands and rainforests.
November 2006 


External resources

Here you can find a number of key documents from other organisations, media outlets and researchers that provide further insight into the Sinar Mas group, its activities, 'independent' auditors etc.

Patrick Moore has been a regular supporter of APP’s practices since his organisation was asked to write a report for APP in 2010. This article from the UK’s Guardian gives further information about APP and Moore:
Why is a former Greenpeace activist siding with Indonesia's logging industry?

Alan Oxley and his consultancy ITS global were hired by APP during 2010. A group of eminent scientists provide their perspective on Oxley and his organisations here:
An Open Letter about Scientific Credibility and the Conservation of Tropical Forests

Seven suppliers to APP were named as part of an illegal logging scandal in Sumatra in 2007/2008. Read the Jakarta Globe’s 2011 investigative report into why this investigation was shut down under questionable circumstances:
Special Report: How a $115b Illegal Logging Probe Was Felled

Does chopping down rainforests for pulp and paper help alleviate poverty in Indonesia? Commentary piece by Rhett Butler of forests news website Mongabay:
Does chopping down rainforests for pulp and paper help alleviate poverty in Indonesia?

Roman Pirard has been researching into Indonesian forestry issues for a number of years. Read his insights into the APP issue here:
Paper commitments for the Indonesian industry

At the end of 2011 Indonesian NGO Eyes on the Forest revealed that APP has been pulping forests that were proposed by the company as a ‘tiger sanctuary’. Read the report here and access their other investigative work here:
Report Reveals Facts Behind APP's Conservation Claims