Rainforest Free Pulp Resources
Corruption, Land Conflict, and Forest Destruction: APP Case Study from Sumatra
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Indonesia and China's biggest pulp and paper company, is rapidly clear cutting and draining huge areas of Indonesia's diverse rainforests and peatlands. The logging giant then converts the degraded land into monoculture acacia pulp wood plantations to make cheap paper products. This deforestation is devastating communities and their livelihoods and driving species like the Sumatran tiger toward extinction. Despite government issued permits, serious legal uncertainties remain concerning APP's business.
Don’t Bag Indonesia’s Rainforests
In November 2009 the prestigious conglomerate of fashion and luxury brands Gucci Group decided to eliminate all paper made from Indonesian rainforests and plantations and from controversial suppliers like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The move was a first step in implementing an industry-leading paper policy and a continuation of the Gucci Group’s interest in stemming climate change, over fifteen percent of which comes from forest loss.