Rainforest Free Paper

The Indonesian paper industry, led by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), is grabbing land and rapidly converting Indonesia’s world-class rainforests into a wasteland of single species pulp plantations. The cleared rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo and the plantations replacing them are being turned into copy paper, books, product packaging, shopping bags and toilet paper sold to consumers in the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

RAN is working closely with Indonesian allies to bring the demands of impacted communities to the boardrooms of the corporations that are responsible. The Rainforest-Free Paper Campaign is designed to leverage the purchasing power of the global marketplace in order to change destructive practices and implement solutions to the serious issues of social conflict, human rights abuses, species extinction and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the pulp and paper industry.

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Indonesian communities and groups are taking action to stop rainforest destruction and reform the pulp and paper industry.

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Disney has taken a major stand for Indonesia's rainforests. Please thank Disney for cutting rainforest destruction out of its supply chain now!


Over the last four years, RAN has worked closely with publishers to develop and innovate the best practices for eliminating controversial fiber and suppliers from supply chains, and verifying and implementing forest commitments.
Read about the community of Desum Gembira’s struggle to protect their land from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). APP is rapidly clear cutting and draining huge areas of Indonesia's diverse rainforests and peatlands and violating community rights and impacting livelihoods across the archipelago.
RAN’s Rainforest-Safe Kids’ Books buying guide ranks eleven of the nation’s largest children book publishers for their commitments to protect Indonesia's rainforests and the environment. Disney is ranked Avoid for failing to keep rainforest destruction out of its books.

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