San Francisco, CA - Last week, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) contacted Cargill employees in over 20 countries to alert them to the company’s ties to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction. Palm oil is one of the leading causes of tropical deforestation and Cargill is the top importer of palm oil into the US as well as one of the largest palm oil traders worldwide.
APP and APRIL, which account for about 80 percent of Indonesia’s total pulp and paper production, said that they would be open for examination both by Disney and its international environmental organization partner, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), to prove whet
The Rainforest Action Network, which had been critical of Disney Publishing’s paper policy in a report issued two years ago, praised the move as one that will help slow the deforestation of rainforests, particularly in Indonesia. “Disney’s commitment will reduce the demand for paper made at the expense of rainforests while creating incentives for improved forest management and green growth,” said Lafcadio Cortesi, the Asia director at RAN.
Environmentalists campaigning to prevent the wholesale destruction of the Indonesian rainforest scored a major victory on Wednesday after coaxing the Walt Disney company, one of the world's largest publishers of children's books, to revamp its paper purchasing policies.
Environmentalists who had pushed for the changes praised Disney's decision as a major step to protect forests, the homes of animals that have inspired popular Disney characters in movies such as "The Lion King" and "The Jungle Book."