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APP uninvites selected press from visiting controversial mill

According to Ecobuiness.com, journalist, Robin Hicks writing in Eco-Business, recounts how he was “uninvited” from an APP press trip to its OKI mill at the 11th hour. APP told Hicks it was not ready to tell the mill’s sustainability story, … Continue reading

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New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP’s forests pledge

Indonesia (AP) — A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in … Continue reading

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APP new mill, WWF has serious doubts about adequate fiber supply

An article published on Bisnis Indonesia daily, report APP plans to increase the production capacity of its new OKI pulp mill in South Sumatra from 2 millions tons to 2.8 millions. “We are not convinced that the raw material supply … Continue reading

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WWF: doubts about adequate fiber supply for APP new mill

An article published on Bisnis Indonesia daily, report APP plans to increase the production capacity of its new OKI pulp mill in South Sumatra from 2 millions tons to 2.8 millions. “We are not convinced that the raw material supply … Continue reading

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APP policy anniversary

During an event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta, Asia Pulp and Paper released today its Forest Conservation Policy Report. According to the company, the report reveals accelerated progress in peatland management: More than 3,500 canals blocked as Peatland Best Practice … Continue reading

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WWF to buyers: wait before restart business relationship with APP

WWF released this week an advisory to buyers and investors of Sinar Mas and Asia Pulp & Paper. WWF suggests that buyers wait and see until an independent audit will prove that APP has made significant progress in implementing its policy … Continue reading

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NGOs letter to government and buyers

Forest fires Indonesia continue to burn on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, and are on track to release more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire US economy this year. Today, a coalition of Indonesian NGOs today sent an open … Continue reading

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Singapore: supermarket chains remove all Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) products from stores

Singaporean supermarket chains are removing all Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) products from their shelves. According to the newspaper StraitsTimes, NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong and Prime Supermarket started to remove APP’s products. The Dairy Farm group, which operates chains … Continue reading

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Forest Advocates to Staples: It’s Too Soon To Buy From Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)

Activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) staged a protest today at a Staples store in El Cerrito, Ca to communicate their objection to the office supply giant’s recent decision to resume purchasing paper from Indonesia’s highly controversial company Asia Pulp … Continue reading

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Andritz receives Austrian “Eyesore of the Year” award and signs on to yet another disastrous project

The Austrian company Andritz received the “Eyesore of the Year 2013” award for its involvement in three dam projects with tremendous negative ecological and human rights impacts: Xayaburi in Laos, Belo Monte in Brazil as well as Ilisu in Turkey. … Continue reading

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