Magazine article New Internationalist

Forests First

Magazine article New Internationalist

Forests First

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A decade of pressure on a global paper and pulp producer accused of destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest has paid off- with campaigning groups hailing a significant victory in the fight against deforestation.

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has come under intense scrutiny for its use of rainforest fibre for the many household products it makes. A wave of public protest following the launch of the Greenpeace-led campaign persuaded familiar global brands such as Adidas, Kraft, Nestlé, Danone, KFC and Unilever to cancel contracts with APP, and a two-year moratorium on deforestation instigated by the Indonesian government in May 2011 has added to the pressure on the paper producer.

As a result, the company has now published a 'Forest Conservation Policy', promising to end deforestation and to use only its existing timber plantations for future production. This is good news for the rainforest and its threatened species, including the Sumatran tiger and orang-utan, and also for the wider environment. …

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