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Multinational Monitor 'The company has profited from a corporate ethic founded on corruption and environmental exploitation. In Indonesias Riau province, where APP has fed paper mills for some two decades, forests have been devastated, while the local population has remained one of the poorest in the country.' Multinational Monitor article outlining criticisms. Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation WWF The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called on U.S. retail customers of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to demand that the company stop unsustainable logging operations. APP, which is one of the largest paper companies in the world, and its affiliates in Indonesia are clearcutting one of the world's most biodiverse and threatened forests, WWF warns. Feb. 24, 2004 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation WWF 'Four years ago, APP made a public pledge to protect some of the high conservation value forests within its holdings... APP is now touting a hollow commitment to conservation in an elaborate public relations and advertising campaign at the same time they are accelerating the clearing of rainforests. ' WWF report 2006 Oct. 19, 2006 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Australian retail chain Woolworths has ended its contract with Asia Pulp and Paper, which supplied the companys Select brand of paper products, according to ABC News in Australia. Last year it pulled Select tissue products and this month ended its contract after it was unable to verify the products were sourced sustainably. In 2007 the Forest Stewardship Council severed relations with APP, taking away the manufacturers right to use the FSC logo. Nov. 11, 2007 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Rainforest Action Network Asia Pulp & Paper and APRIL are among Indonesias most destructive corporations. Between them, they produce 80 percent of Indonesias pulp and paper. This comes from clear cutting rainforests and replacing them with monoculture acacia pulp wood plantations grown on these cleared rainforests and peatlands. April 26, 2010 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Friends Of The Earth Friends of the Earth has again called on UK paper merchants to cease trading with Asia Pulp & Paper after a new report made allegations of human rights abuses by the Indonesian pulp and paper industry. March 19, 2002 Asia Pulp & Paper
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Environmental :: Deforestation WWF With APP, WWF no longer engages with the company and is advocating that all APP customers and businesses cut ties with APP because of its continued irresponsible logging practices that are destroying crucial elephant and tiger habitat – and releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases in the process. Oct. 9, 2008 Asia Pulp & Paper
Boycotts Boycotts (Miscellaneous) Called by: World Wildlife Fund For activities in Indonesia, clearcutting one of the world's most biodiverse and threatened forests. Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Greenpeace Sinar Mas Group is Indonesia’s largest palm oil company and boasts of ‘aggressive plantation expansion’. It has grown its palm oil plantation area by over a third in the last 2 years and has further expansion plans in Kalimantan and the largely untouched provinces of Papua, where it plans to develop a rainforest area of up to 2.8 million hectares. Judging by past operations and known concessions that Sinar Mas holds, the vast majority of future expansion is likely to involve deforestation, some on peatlands and in the habitats of the critically endangered orangutan. Sinar Mas is also heavily involved in the pulp and paper industry through its subsidiary, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). APP has extensive plantation areas on peatlands and in 2007 was found to be buying illegal timber originating from a peatland area in Riau Province, Sumatra. The peat in this area was more than 4 metres deep, which is illegal to develop, clear or drain under Indonesian law. It is also illegal to buy timber from such areas. Dec. 19, 2008 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Greenpeace Illegal logging is rampant across the world and especially in Indonesia. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a subsidiary of the Indonesian Sinar Mas Group specializes in the pulp and paper industry, and is the biggest company of its kind in the world. APP is one of the most notorious forest destroyers. Its development has brought about disasters to the forests and its residents in Indonesia. APP has denied all charges of illegal logging against it, stating repeatedly that “all timbers used by APP have got legitimate certification”. However, according to evidence compiled by The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), APP is indeed linked to illegal logging; moreover, some of those illegal activities have taken place in natural reserves. At present, the Japanese company Ricoh, the German company Metro, and some furniture chain stores in the US have stopped purchasing APP products. June 6, 2005 Asia Pulp & Paper
BankTrack profile BankTrack is a global network of civil society organisations and individuals tracking the operations of the private financial sector and its effect on people and the planet. Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Friends Of The Earth The Indah Kiat company is the engine that drives APP, accounting for 77 per cent of its pulp production capacity and 40 per cent of Indonesia’s overall pulp output. In 1999, its mills ran at full capacity, consuming 6.8 million m³ of wood - equivalent to one quarter of Indonesia’s entire legal wood supply. In 1999, Indah Kiat was only able to supply 13.4 per cent of its wood fibre needs from its plantations. It is calculated that for the year 2000, Indah Kiat has sourced approximately 75 per cent of its logs from clearing rainforest. Indah Kiat’s operations have accounted for 287,000 hectares of deforestation, almost a third of the entire total attributable to all of Indonesia’s pulp and paper companies. June 22, 2001 Asia Pulp & Paper
Environmental :: Deforestation Friends Of The Earth There has been a sharp reversal in fortunes however for Indonesia’s paper tiger economy with the financial collapse of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper producer. With debts of US$13.4 billion, APP announced a standstill on all debt repayments on 12 March 2001. This was followed on 4 April 2001 with a decision by the New York Stock Exchange to suspend all trading in APP’s shares. They had crashed by 98.4% in only one year, falling from US$7.50 to US$0.12. “Paper Tiger, Hidden Dragons” reviews the CIFOR-WWF report and supplements its findings with Friends of the Earth-EWNI’s own research and investigations. This report documents the environmental and social impacts of APP, assesses the role of international financial institutions in fuelling APP’s unsustainable and damaging operations and examines the link between this unsustainable practice and APP’s financial crisis. May 1, 2001 Asia Pulp & Paper
Wikipedia Companies who have had cut ties with APP on environmental grounds include Office Depot, Wall-Mart , Staples, Ricoh and in followed more recently by Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd. Asia Pulp & Paper
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