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Wednesday, Sep 23 2015
New Report Finds IndoFood Linked to Deforestation, Climate Pollution and Human Rights Abuses in Indonesia
“Bad Actor” Indofood lags behind peers in palm oil sector, and exposes major customers and investors, including PepsiCo and Norway Government Pension Fund Global, to...
Tuesday, Sep 22 2015
Response to Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 22, 2015 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, laurel@ran.org, 415-246-0161 Response by Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action Network executive director to Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition...
Tuesday, Sep 22 2015
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
Monday, Sep 21 2015
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil Commitment from PepsiCo
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Thursday, Sep 17 2015
"More Talk, More Delays, Little Progress"
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Cargill’s Just-Released Policy on Forests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org  San Francisco, CA - Today, Cargill Inc....
Monday, Sep 14 2015
Climate Coalition Calls on President Obama to Halt Fossil Fuel Leasing on Public Lands, Oceans
For Immediate Release, September 14, 2015, 9 a.m. EST Contact: Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 238-1766, ruth@ran.org Climate Coalition Calls on President Obama to Halt Fossil...
Friday, Sep 11 2015
Bakery Giant Grupo Bimbo Responds to Consumer Pressure; Leaves Laggards Behind and Adopts Responsible Palm Oil Commitment
Rainforest Action Network welcomes “step in right direction,” and calls on other companies to follow suit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, emma@ran.org...
Monday, Aug 31 2015
Investigation into Modern Day Slavery on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations Forthcoming
Coalition of NGOs calls for robust labor audit and actions by the RSPO and buyers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 415.281.1989, emma@ran.org San...
Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
RSPO responds to Modern Day Slavery Findings on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 4, 2015 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, laurel@ran.org RSPO responds to Modern Day Slavery Findings on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations...
Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
The High Cost of High Fashion: New Report Exposes Human Rights Abuses On Frontlines of Forest Fabric Production
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4 2015   ***Full case study report available here   CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Laurel@ran.org   The High Cost of...
Monday, Jul 27 2015
Obama Administration Rewards Malaysia with Improved Human Trafficking Status One Day After Wall Street Journal Exposes Human Trafficking on Palm Oil Plantations
Trans-Pacific Partnership deal coincides with sudden shift in Malaysia’s ranking; WSJ reports: "They buy and sell us like cattle," says palm oil worker. FOR IMMEDIATE...
Monday, Jul 27 2015
Joint NGO Statement: Modern Day Slavery Found on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations
Coalition of NGOs calls on the RSPO, Malaysian Government and international buyers for an open investigation into The Wall Street Journal’s findings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Jun 24 2015
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...
Monday, Jun 22 2015
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’...
Wednesday, Jun 17 2015
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...
Wednesday, Jun 17 2015
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...
Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Monday, Jun 1 2015
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Monday, Jun 1 2015
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability Commitments
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Wednesday, May 6 2015
New RSPO+ Voluntary Addendum Falls Short
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org More reforms needed to address deforestation, climate impacts, human and labor rights issues in the palm...
Wednesday, May 6 2015
BREAKING: Bank of America dumps coal mining in sweeping new policy
Bank once labeled “Bank of Coal” announces broad commitment scaling down financial involvement in coal mining globally Charlotte, NC—Bank of America unveiled a new global...
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
Gaps in Indonesia’s Forest Legality Verification System Put Forest Products’ Customers at Material Risk
A new briefing for international buyers and customs authorities finds legality system does not provide adequate assurance that Indonesian or international human rights laws are...
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
Ralph Lauren Targeted by New ‘Out of Fashion’ Campaign
Tens of Thousands Call on Ralph Lauren to Eliminate Rainforest Destruction From Fashion Line FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco,...
Tuesday, Apr 21 2015
Activists Take to Grocery Stores Across US To Expose Controversial Ingredient in Quaker Products
Two year anniversary of campaign launches Week of Action against snack food giant for putting customers at risk of eating Conflict Palm Oil FOR IMMEDIATE...
Wednesday, Apr 15 2015
BREAKING: Activists Occupy BP Headquarters Five Years After Gulf Oil Disaster
***For Immediate Release***Wednesday, April 15 2015Interviews and high-resolution images availableContact: Laurel Sutherlin: 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.orgClaire Sandberg: 646.641.6431 claire@ran.orgBryan Parras: 713.303.5811 lucas77@gmail.com BREAKING: Six Arrested at BP Headquarters 5 Years After Gulf Oil...