Press Releases

Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Mizuho Bank Presented with “2017 Irresponsible Bank Japan Award” in front of Annual Shareholder Meeting
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23 2017, 10:00 AM JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Tanao, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper Pose Continued Risks to Buyers and Investors
Ongoing social conflicts persist despite company commitments to respect rights and resolve disputes CONTACT: Rudiansyah, rudi.jambi@gmail.com, +62 813 66699091; Patrick Anderson, patrickanderson1960@gmail.com, +62 812 1965 0850  ...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Japanese Banks Failing to Respond to Climate Risks, New Reports Find
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 22 2017, 4:00pm JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Taneo, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends of...
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017
New Report Reveals Bank Policies Fail to Respond to Climate Risks
CONTACT: Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network: +1-650-391-6443, ayse@ran.orgYann Louvel, BankTrack: +33-688-907-868, yann@banktrack.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club: +1-202-495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org David Turnbull, Oil Change International: +1-202-316-3499, david@priceofoil.org...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Amid EU Palm Oil Bill Debate, New Members Join Leading Initiative to Reform Palm Oil Industry
The Palm Oil Innovation Group welcomes major global companies L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut CONTACT: London: Gemma Tillack, Gemma@ran.org, +1 415.350.0341 US: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable Palm Oil Policy”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable...
Saturday, Jun 10 2017
28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017 Contacts:Jason Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, 1-312-402-8075 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British...
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
RAN Statement on the Trump Administration and the Paris Climate Accord
"The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the groundbreaking Paris Climate Accord is as unsurprising as it is ignorant. Flying in the face of...
Wednesday, May 24 2017
Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis
A new campaign from Rainforest Action Network provides a rare look at the communities living at the edge of Indonesia’s rainforests destroyed for pulp and...
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...