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Forests Newsroom

RAN Responds to Leaked Palm Oil Statement by Cargill

Release Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2012

Contact: Laurel Sutherlin Laurel@ran.org 415.246.0161

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, APRIL say they are open for inquiry

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 Jakarta Post
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney becomes latest publisher to turn to sustainable paper products

Two years ago nine of the top ten American publishers of children’s books — including Disney — used paper from endangered rainforests in their books.

Public Radio International
Friday, October 26, 2012

Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact

Back in 2010, the activist group Rainforest Action Network sent a bunch of children's books to a lab for analysis.

Business Green
Friday, October 12, 2012

Disney's Children's Books: Now Safe for the Rainforest!

Disney fans, breathe easy; you can now buy a copy of "The Jungle Book" and know that the rainforest is safe.

Entertainment giant Disney has adopted a new paper policy after consulting with the environmental group Rainforest Action Network.

The Wrap
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy

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.

Publishers Weekly
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

Huffington Post
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney updates paper purchasing policy to protect Indonesian rainforest

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.

The Guardian
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's Burbank headquarters charging the entertainment giant with "destroying Indonesia's rainforests."

Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney revamps paper buying to protect rainforests

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."

Reuters
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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