“A new investigative report from Greenpeace, ‘How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet’, shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the brink of extinction.”
Asia Pulp and Paper (or APP) is part of the Sinar Mas group. The companies listed above are using or selling paper from APP. Indonesia‘s rainforests are being destroyed along with their carbon rich peat fields.
“The Bukit Tigapuluh Forest Landscape is one of the last refuges for endangered Sumatran tigers and orang-utans.
Several leading companies have already responded to Greenpeace evidence of the Sinar Mas group’s illegal and destructive environmental practices in Indonesia and are cancelling their contracts with the Indonesian palm oil and paper giant. Greenpeace is calling on the rest to follow suit.”
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HERE is a complete list of Greenpeace’s online actions
There is controversy, I have listed a few articles below on the other side of the issue.
- Greenpeace response to Sinar Mas ‘verification exercise’ (yubanet.com)
- Environmental Organizations to urge CANFOR to not sell Howe Sound Pulp and Paper SINAR MAS (whattheythink.com)
- Sinar Mas Says Greenpeace Claims ‘Largely Unfounded’ (businessweek.com)
- Sinar Mas Cleared in Report of Rainforest Harm Claims (businessweek.com)
- Sinar Mas Says Greenpeace Deforestation Allegations ‘Unfounded’ (businessweek.com)
- Asian Pulp & Paper drafts in Cohn & Wolfe to fight Greenpeace accusations (prweek.com)
- Burger King drops controversial palm oil supplier (businessgreen.com)
- Burger King Drops Greasy Palm Oil Supplier (triplepundit.com)
- After Greenpeace Action, Burger King Stops Greasing Palms With Sinar Mas (fastcompany.com)
- The Sinar Mas Palm Oil saga continues (fabianpattberg.com)
- Burger King Lets Activists Have It Their Way (environment.change.org)
- Sinar Mas faces fresh strife after spinning palm oil report (businessgreen.com)