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US: Levi Strauss confirms forest purchasing policy

Levi Strauss & Co has confirmed to just-style that it does not source items like paper, product packaging and hang-tags from endangered rainforests.

The confirmation comes in response to a campaign by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), which earlier this month said Levi's revamped forest products purchasing policy showed it would not be doing business with paper and packaging supplier Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Levi Strauss Joins Leading Companies: Stops Buying from Asia Pulp

Levi Strauss has joined a growing list of corporate leaders who will not buy forest products from Asia Pulp and Paper because of its ongoing involvement in rainforest destruction and human
rights abuses in Indonesia.

To make sure it doesn't source from the world's endangered forests, Levi Strauss revamped it forest products purchasing policy which began in the early 1990s.
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Activists protest Cargill's influence

Agricultural company Cargill is fully aware that its business practices contribute to the destruction of rainforests, activists said from Minneapolis.

Activists with environmental advocacy group Rainforest Action Network demonstrated in front of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange to protest Cargill's political influence in the United States.

Protesters said Cargill was responsible not only for the destruction of rainforests in countries like Indonesia but its practices contribute to what Rainforest Action Network described as slave labor.

Monday, January 23, 2012

“Occupy Cargill” Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill Inc.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161

Ashley Schaeffer, 707.391.8208

“Occupy Cargill” Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill Inc.

Marchers protest legal concept of ‘corporate personhood’ on 2nd anniversary of Citizens United Supreme Court ruling

Bank of America is Main Target of Economic and Environmental Groups

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Friday, January 20, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Bank of America will be at the center of attention as the country protests the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, including major Occupy Wall Street West actions in San Francisco. Hundreds are expected for a Bank of America ‘Tour of Shame’ Friday morning, visiting main branches in San Francisco’s Financial District.

New California Slave Labor Law (SB 657) To Expose Ugly Side of Many Common Commodities; Impact 3200 Companies

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161

Levi Strauss & Co. Adds Voice to Major Companies Excluding Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Over Ties to Rainforest Destruction

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Second Chevron Oil Disaster in South America: Brazil

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO--Chevron's oil spill off the coast of Brazil, which is the company's second major environmental disaster in South America, highlights a disturbing pattern of negligence and gross corporate misconduct in key oil-producing nations in Latin America.

Chevron Challenged for Environmental Crimes at Golf Tournament

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kerul Dyer, 707.834.3358
Caroline Bennett,  510.520.9390

Thousand Oaks, CA – Today Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Amazon Watch challenged Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson with a high-flying demand that he clean up his company’s toxic mess in the Ecuadorian Amazon. An airplane banner will circle overhead for three hours on two days of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament, calling on the executive to remediate the environmental disaster in Ecuador after three decades of contaminating the country's rainforest in reckless pursuit of profit.