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Fresh Protest Brings Deforestation, Human Rights Concerns to Ralph Lauren Store

Demonstrators gathered outside SF storefront after recent Corporate Citizenship Report ignores major human rights and environmental risks in company’s fabric supply chain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***High-res Images available, here. CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA – Activists gathered today outside of a San Francisco Ralph Lauren store, calling on the fashion giant to do more to cut deforestation and human rights abuses from its supply chain. Creating a festive event by handing out balloons to passersby printed with a brand jam of the company’s iconic logo turned into a saw...

Conflict Palm Oil In An Instant: Activists Call On Instant Noodle Giant to Clean Up Its Supply Chain

Protesters gather outside corporate headquarters in wake of recent report calling out popular instant noodle companies as ‘worst performing’ laggards among the ‘Snack Food 20’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***High-res Images available, here. CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran. San Francisco, CA – Today, activists took action outside of Nissin Foods Holdings’ corporate office in Los Angeles, California, sending a direct communication to the instant noodle giant that it must do more to cut Conflict Palm Oil from its supply chain. Today’s event at Nissin Foods is one more action in a growing consumer-driven movement against the controversial ingredient, as more and more American’s call attention to the disastrous environmental and social impacts of Conflict Palm Oil. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) recently released a new progress report, titled Testing Commitments to Cut Conflict Palm Oil, ranking the relative strength of palm oil commitments made since the...

Over 670,000 call on Ex-Im Bank to reject controversial Australian coal project

Abbot Point coal export terminal would harm Great Barrier Reef, worsen global climate change Photos from today’s petition delivery: http://bit.ly/1N2SjAu Washington, D.C.—Activists from a coalition of environmental groups delivered over 670,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) today to call on the bank to publicly reject financing for the controversial Carmichael coal mining and export project in Australia. Activists rallied in front of Ex-Im Bank headquarters wearing blue clothing and clownfish hats and holding a coral reef-themed banner to demand that U.S. taxpayer dollars not be used to bankroll the project, which threatens Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, as well as the global climate. If built, the Carmichael coal mine, along with an associated export terminal at Abbot Point, would dramatically increase coal production and exports from Australia's Galilee Basin, one of the largest stores of coal on the planet. The plan for...

Conflict Palm Oil Progress Report: Major Snack Food Brands Continue to Lag Behind Corporate Peers on Sustainability Commitments

New report calls on laggards among the ‘Snack Food 20’––PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and instant noodle giants––to do more to cut Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Download of full report available here: www.ran.org/sf20scorecard  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org   San Francisco, CA – Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released a new progress report, titled Testing Commitments to Cut Conflict Palm Oil, ranking the relative strength of palm oil commitments made since the launch of the Snack Food 20 campaign two years ago. This 2015 progress report shines a spotlight on the laggards in the Snack Food 20 and outlines the actions that these companies, and the front runners who are pushing ahead on their commitments, can and must take to rapidly cut Conflict Palm Oil from our food system. Just a few years ago, very few...

Photo Blog: Journey to the Incense Forests

One of my favorite parts of my job is the time I spend visiting communities at the frontlines of the forest movement. These are the people I find the most inspiring – the people who not only go to their rice, or coffee, or rubber fields everyday, but also spend their nights in meetings, their few spare hours in protest. These are the people who face threats of violence – or death – from the companies and their henchmen. They are the one who spend a substantial portion of their incomes on transportation to the cities, where they hold protests and meet with decision makers.

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