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Why has APP hired Mandelson, Prince of Darkness?

Posted by andy.t — 11 May 2012 at 12:23pm - Comments
Peter Mandelson
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Exactly what is Mandelson doing for APP?

A Guardian investigation has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper has contracted the former EU trade commissioner Lord Peter Mandelson (aka The Prince of Darkness) as an advisor. Mandelson has an impressive address book but, as this case shows, little regard for how those he advises make their money. Clearly issues around illegality and the fate of Indonesia's rainforests don’t concern this particular Labour peer. 

Xerox: Honesty is the best policy when you are caught trading with APP

Posted by andy.t — 23 March 2012 at 1:14pm - Comments
Indah Kiat Perawang pulp and paper plant
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Indah Kiat Perawang pulp and paper plant

It is three weeks since we launched 'The Ramin Paper Trail' exposing that the logyards at APP’s main pulp mill in Indonesia are riddled with illegal ramin logs. We also released evidence showing that 11 companies, including Xerox, had rainforest fibre from APP in their products.

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Posted by andy.t — 4 November 2011 at 5:38pm - Comments
Forest clearance of mapped tiger habitat in Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) supplier c
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Fact not fiction: Our APP campaign is based on hard evidence like this image tagged with GPS data

A few days ago, we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer, has lost more customers, with lots of big clients walking away because APP keeps on using Indonesian rainforest fibre in its products. And last week, APP’s ill-judged advertising campaign, ‘APP Cares’, was called ‘misleading’ by advertising standards officials in Holland.

Another Greenpeace campaigner kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Posted by andy.t — 21 October 2011 at 2:17pm - Comments
Deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia by Sinar Mas supplier PT Arara Abadi
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Deported while working to expose Asia Pulp and Paper's lies and greenwash about deforestation

Until two days ago, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests.

But after an extremely intense few days, I left the country prematurely on Wednesday evening. I had been due to stay longer and had a business visa to allow me to do that, but the advice we were receiving was  that if I stayed it was likely to bring more risk to my colleagues working there.

Bad time down under for APP gets worse

Posted by andy.t — 25 August 2011 at 1:21pm - Comments
A forest-friendly toilet roll guide from New Zealand
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Cottonsoft's poor showing in the New Zealand toilet paper guide

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand.

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP?

Posted by andy.t — 29 July 2011 at 3:29pm - Comments
A dead Sumatran tiger, found trapped on an APP concession, is carried away by fo
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The dead tiger, found trapped on an APP concession earlier this month, is carried away

Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage also revealed that in the same APP area, recent forest clearance had taken place in an area identified as tiger habitat.

Lego announces forest plan, but what about Mattel?

Posted by andy.t — 7 July 2011 at 5:43pm - Comments
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Lego have promised to stop wrapping their toys in rainforest destruction

When Ken dumped Barbie last month, Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation showed that Hasbro, Lego and Disney are also wrapping toys in paper products coming from Indonesian rainforests.

The first of these toy companies to announce more substantive action is Lego, who have released a new statement on this issue today.

APP's latest PR volley reveals more about its deforestation plans than intended

Posted by andy.t — 4 February 2011 at 3:24pm - Comments
Destroying Sumartran rainforest to make way for APP pulpwood plantations
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Destroying Sumartran rainforest to make way for APP pulpwood plantations

For a while now I’ve been watching closely as Sinar Mas’s pulp and paper arm, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has cranked up its PR machine to start spouting out more and more nonsense, trying to bamboozle their customers (and others) about the reality of their operations in Indonesia.

About Andy Tait

Andy is the senior adviser on biodiversity at Greenpeace UK.

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