Monthly Archives: marzo 2012

European, Japanese taxpayers unwittingly underwrite continued forest and tiger habitat destruction

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been accused of a “double default” on international creditors, after an investigation revealed that the company has decimated tropical forests it promised to conserve under “legally binding” debt restructuring agreements. APP Default on Environmental Covenant, … Continue reading

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NGOs blast APRIL for violence

Civil society groups in Riau Province condemned violence shown by PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP), a subsidiary and timber supplier of Asian Pacific Resource International Limited (APRIL) who violently dispersed Gunung Sahilan community’s land dispute protest on 6 … Continue reading

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APP certifiers distance themselves from sustainability claims

  Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) claims of independent sustainability certification for its operations aren’t supported by the certification schemes and assessors it has nominated, a WWF survey has found. None of these certifications cover the most controversial operations of … Continue reading

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Greenpeace exposes illegal timber at APP mill

“Zero tolerance for illegal wood” says APP policy. But a yearlong investigation by Greenpeace uncovered that APP is systematically violating Indonesia’s laws which protect ramin, an internationally protected tree species under the CITES treaty. Ramin trees come from Indonesia’s peat … Continue reading

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