Press Releases

Wednesday, May 10 2017
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS SCANDAL:
PRESS RELEASE May 10 2017   Contact: [Japan] Akira Harada, JATAN, harada@jatan.org, +81 90 9156 1291 [Switzerland] Annina Aeberli, Bruno Manser Fund, annina.aeberli@bmf.ch, +41 79...
Wednesday, May 10 2017
Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium
PRESS RELEASE April 20th 2017 Contact: [Japan] Junichi Mishiba, Friends of the Earth Japan, mishiba@foejapan.org +81 3 6909 5983 [Australia] Peg Putt, Markets For Change,...
Tuesday, May 9 2017
Teamsters, IUF Come Out In Support of Indonesian Palm Oil Workers; Pressure PepsiCo On Lack of Action Against Child Labor, Worker Exploitation For Palm Oil
Major trade unions demand action following release of a new report which reveals connections between the snack food giant and major importers of palm oil...
Monday, May 8 2017
Houses Burned, Shots Fired as Indonesian Farmers Arrested for Protesting Illegal Harvesting and Land Grab by Agribusiness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Christopher Herrera, christopher@ran.org, 510.290.5282 Emma Rae Lierly, emma@ran.org, 425.281.1989Brihannala Morgan, bria@ran.org, 415.341.7051 Houses Burned, Shots Fired as Indonesian Farmers Arrested for...
Wednesday, May 3 2017
Global methodology announced for putting No Deforestation into practice
United coalition of industry and NGO actors release toolkit needed to distinguish and protect tropical rainforests Bali, 3rd of May, 2017 – Today, a new and...
Friday, Apr 28 2017
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK (RAN) ISSUES RESPONSE TO IOI GROUP'S STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425 281 1989 San Francisco, CA - Controversial palm oil giant IOI Group released a statement today outlining...
Thursday, Apr 27 2017
PepsiCo Places Investors, Consumers at Risk of Exposure to Child Labor, Deforestation, and Human Rights Abuse
New report reveals connections between the snack food giant and major importers of palm oil connected to environmental and social scandal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:...
Monday, Apr 24 2017
Major International Banks and Investors Finance Devastating Impacts of Forest-Risk Commodities
New Report Finds Eight Corporate Giants in Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper, Timber and Rubber Involved in Social and Environmental Scandal; Exposes Financial Backing  FOR...
Wednesday, Apr 5 2017
1.1 MILLION HELP KICK BANNON OFF THE NSC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, April 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — Today, Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council. It’s a victory against white supremacy, extremism...
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
Kraft Heinz Company Bows to Pressure, Commits to Clean Up Palm Oil Supply Chain
Rainforest Action Network welcomes the new policy but warns of remaining risks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 San Francisco -...
Wednesday, Mar 8 2017
Proposed Wood Source for APP’s Controversial OKI Mill Sparks Community Conflict and Protest
A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Mar 1 2017
BNP Paribas Bankrolling Climate Change, Pollution, and Wildlife Extinction Through Texas LNG Project; Low Income and Native Communities Targeted Once Again
CONTACT: Blair FitzGibbon, Rainforest Action Networkblair@soundspeedmedia.com 202-503-6141 Christopher Herrera, Director of Communications, Rainforest Action Networkchristopher@ran.org, 415-659-0557 Lucie Pinson, Private Finance Campaigner, Les Amis de la...
Thursday, Feb 23 2017
Coal Roadshow: JPMorgan Chase propping up new coal plant in Poland
Less than one year after committing not to finance new coal power in the developed world, JPMorgan Chase uses policy loophole to finance company planning...
Wednesday, Feb 15 2017
PepsiCo Still Linked to Conflict and Exploitation Despite New Palm Oil Policy from Partner Indofood
International NGOs criticize “corporate window dressing,” call for revisions and real action to address worker exploitation, land rights conflicts and deforestation in Indofood's global operations....
Friday, Feb 10 2017
RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline
With the issuance of the final easement required for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, the Trump Administration...
Wednesday, Feb 1 2017
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen statement in response to Senate’s confirmation of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State
The confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State threatens to eliminate all barriers between corporate power and the U.S. government. We now have the...
Friday, Jan 27 2017
RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity
For Immediate Release, January 26, 2017Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476 RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity Company Still Represents...
Tuesday, Jan 24 2017
Statement on Trump Executive Actions on Keystone KXL and Dakota Access Pipeline
The people have spoken — against the KXL pipeline; against the Dakota Access Pipeline; against the trampling of Native American rights; and against the outdated...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret follows growing trend, adopts new policy on controversial wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends popular brand, and its parent company L Brands, for joining leading fashion companies in addressing deforestation and human rights abuses for...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
APP’s New Pulp Mill Endangers Indonesia’s Climate Change Commitments
Asia Pulp & Paper’s $3 billion mill locks in high carbon emissions and fire threat for decades. NGOs call on company to stop using drained...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy on Wood-based Fabrics
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Wednesday, Jan 4 2017
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary Land Rights; Returns Contested Company Concessions to Local Communities
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Despite Indonesian Government Moratorium
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Friday, Dec 9 2016
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Tuesday, Dec 6 2016
Civil Society Warns Olympic Committee Over Risks of Human Rights Abuses, Rainforest Destruction and Illegal Logging in Run-Up to 2020 Tokyo Games
Contact: [Japan] Yuki Sakamoto, Global Environmental Forum, sakamoto@gef.or.jp, +81-3-5825-9735 [US] Hana Heineken, Rainforest Action Network, hheineken@ran.org, +1-609-553-4844 [Malaysia] Nicholas Mujah, Sarawak Dayak Iban Association, sadiahq@gmail.com,...