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Forests Newsroom

Make Sure Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Does Not Support Child Labor

Rainforest Action Network is leading a Valentine’s Day campaign to convince Hershey’s and other top chocolate companies to remove Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains. Hundreds of activists in 250+ American cities are placing warning stickers on Valentine’s chocolates in grocery stores this week that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” 

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Green Mom Guid
Friday, February 14, 2014

There’s Nothing Romantic About These Valentine’s Day Candies

This Valentine’s Day, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is urging us all to find a better way to show our love than with store-bought candies

Care2
Thursday, February 13, 2014

APRIL's green pledge falls short, say environmentalists

Unlike APP's policy, which applies to all of its subsidiaries and suppliers globally, APRIL's policy is limited in scope, according to Lafcadio Cortesi of the Rainforest Action Network. 

"The policy is limited in the scope of forests it will protect as it fails to cover APRIL's broad array of sister companies and suppliers," Cortesi said in a statement.

MongaBay.com

Debating deforestation in Indonesia and APP's forest conservation policy

For the past decade and a half, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been one of the most controversial paper producers on the planet.

MongaBay.com
Friday, January 24, 2014

RSPO: The road ahead for palm oil

Also around this time, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) was launched.

Eco-Business.com
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Not just good on paper: how businesses and NGOs can protect rainforests

When Tachi Kiuchi of Mitsubishi Electric signed an agreement with Randy Hayes of Rainforest Action Network (Ran) nearly 18 years ago, it was celebrated as a step forward in forest protection and an example of leveraging of NGO purpose and corporate power to create positive change. Looking back, however, 

The Guardian
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rainforest news review for 2013

APP's move was significant because it had long been viewed by green groups as one of the most egregious environmental transgressors in Indonesia, driving large-scale conversion of wildlife-rich forests and carbon-dense peatlands.

MongaBay.com
Thursday, December 26, 2013
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