Notorious logging giants APP (Asia Pulp & Paper) and APRIL (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings) dominate Indonesia's pulp and paper industry and have transformed vast areas of tropical forests and carbon-rich peatlands into industrial plantations, at great costs to local communities, biodiversity, and the climate. Both companies are responsible for widespread, unresolved land disputes with local communities across these deforested areas. (See here)
Japan imports substantial quantities of copy paper from Indonesia, as well as other paper products such as tissue, toilet paper, notebook paper and printing papers. APP alone is responsible for supplying about one quarter of Japan’s copy paper market.
To protect the last Indonesian rainforests, wildlife, and uphold the rights of forest dependent communities, RAN Japan and allies continue to work to persuade major paper purchasing companies in Japan to avoid papers from APP or APRIL.
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