BRUSSELS, June 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) - It's safe to say that the pulp and paper industry's view of NGOs has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. No longer dismissed as a bunch of trouble-making, long-haired college kids who don't want to work and no longer viewed as "eco-terrorists" who want to completely shut down an industry, over the years, the industry, perhaps reluctantly, has come to view the NGOs as having the best interests of the planet in mind. Nor do the NGOs view the forest products companies or their executives as rapacious destroyers of the universe.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 5, 2014 (Press Release) - Greenpeace today marks the one-year anniversary it suspended active public campaign work against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). The suspension gives the company the time and space to implement commitments it has made to end its involvement in deforestation.
To mark the anniversary, Bustar Maitar, Head of the Indonesia Forest Campaign at Greenpeace International, said:Read more
BRUSSELS, Belgium, BERLIN, Germany and KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the, Nov. 27, 2013 (Press Release) -German authorities have seized two batches of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The seizure is the strongest case of enforcement of an EU law banning the trade in illegally sourced timber which took effect in March 2013. The government action was triggered by a tip-off from Greenpeace.Read more
LONDON, March 25, 2013 (RISI) - PPI interviewed Andy Tait, senior forest campaigner for Greenpeace, and an environmental activist heavily involved in the highly visible media campaign against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) over recent years. Tait was also instrumental in the behind -the -scenes talks that have now seen the dramatic turnaround of APP's procurement policy, which has recently resulted a complete halt to obtaining pulpwood from natural forest clearance in Indonesia.Read more