Pulp And Paper

Result: Santander stops financing forest destroyer APRIL

Posted by Richardg — 26 February 2015 at 10:08am - Comments
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Great news: Santander just pledged to stop financing the paper company APRIL. Santander has agreed that APRIL will get no more money until it stops destroying the Indonesian rainforest.

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 12 February 2015 at 3:04pm - Comments
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We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and will 'act accordingly'. It's a cop out - and here's why.

Six myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Posted by Richardg — 22 July 2014 at 1:54pm - Comments
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Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. These amazing forests are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet - and they're vital to regulating the world's climate.

Together we can end illegal logging and the destruction of the world's forests, and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples and wildlife that depend on them. Join the movement to protect the world's rainforests.

But first, here's the six biggest porkies that APRIL are telling everyone to stop customers deserting them:

APRIL is pulping the rainforest - but its customers are walking away

Posted by Richardg — 10 July 2014 at 11:05am - Comments
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Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL after we exposed its destruction of rainforests and fire-prone peatland.

6 myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Posted by Richardg — 10 July 2014 at 10:54am - Comments
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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.

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Posted by Richardg — 17 January 2014 at 2:32pm - Comments
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Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia

Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development gave April an ultimatum: put down the chainsaws or get out of the clubhouse.

This is what a massive forest fire looks like

Posted by Richardg — 25 June 2013 at 10:31am - Comments
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Huge forest fires in Indonesia are blanketing Singapore and Malaysia with record-breaking pollution

The Sumatran rainforests, home to the last Sumatran tigers, orangutans and rhinos, are on fire. Our team have been on the ground documenting the disaster. These devastating images show what they found.

Forest destroyer APRIL can't stand the heat

Posted by Richardg — 21 June 2013 at 1:23pm - Comments
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Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper company APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the relationship had finally come to an end – and in a most unexpected way.

APRIL, you can't spin your deforestation

Posted by Richardg — 24 May 2013 at 4:57pm - Comments
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David Goodwin failing to answer the question

Here's a tip for anyone looking to do public relations for forest-destroying companies. The correct way to respond to a simple question about how much forest you're clearing is not to ask the journalist to stop filming.

Why Indonesia's deforestation ban isn't enough to protect its forests

Posted by Richardg — 21 May 2013 at 9:32am - Comments
Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia
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Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia

The president of Indonesia has banned deforestation for another couple of years. This is great news - but we aren't celebrating just yet, because most of its rainforest remains unprotected.

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