Some of the biggest companies in the palm oil industry just launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. They say its a step forward - but we say it's greenwash that won't stop them trashing Indonesia's rainforests.
Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. But these destructive companies are telling fibs to stop their customers deserting them. Here are APRIL's six biggest porkies.
It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.
Posted by jamie — 1 July 2014 at 3:49pm
The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.
As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company
admired around the world. Millions of people
associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination.
At the same time, LEGO has realised the
significance of social responsibility and taken a number of steps towards becoming a better corporate citizen. These
have undoubtely strengthend LEGO’s image as a responsible and well-loved
Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans
to renew its deal later this year.
Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason
they’re able to do this is because the Arctic ice is melting because of climate
change. Something that oil companies are responsible for. Scientists say that
it’s extremely risky to drill in the Arctic and any oil spill in those freezing
conditions would be impossible to clean up.
Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no
industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.
It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific
explorers, magical animals and Indigenous Peoples who have called the far north
home for millennia. An enchanted place to explore, create stories and let your imagination run free.