Ran in the news

Thursday, Aug 10 2017
Alternet: How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction
"A new field investigation released by Rainforest Action Network exposes how one company is pumping conflict palm oil—palm oil connected to the clearance of tropical rainforests and the...
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
Equal Times: Indonesia: global trade unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked palm oil workers in their fight for labour rights
"Recent reports from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF), and local NGOs and unions are painting an increasingly dire picture of...
Tuesday, Aug 8 2017
Food Navigator: PepsiCo Palm Oil Progress Report Dismissed as 'Masterful Window Dressing'
"PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest...
Monday, Jul 31 2017
Engadget: Technology is failing to create transparent supply chains
"Improvements in technology at the local level have been instrumental in communities' ability to participate in the protection of their forests," said Emma Lierley, Forest...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
The Guardian: Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction
"Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Financial Times: Banks must stop funding dirty oil
"On June 1, people all over the world were united in their condemnation of Donald Trump’s xenophobic, anti-science and jobs-destroying decision to withdraw from the...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
Mongabay: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
"A new campaign by a leading environmental NGO offers a rare glimpse into the frontlines of Indonesia’s “deforestation crisis,” where communities are locked in land...
Thursday, May 25 2017
Eco Business: NGO and PepsiCo feud over deforestation, labour claims
"American food and beverage giant PepsiCo is under fire from environmental campaigners Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for using palm oil tainted with deforestation and labour...
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
The New York Times: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists
“Isolated acts of kindness by bad actors like PT S.S.S. don’t erase that history and current pattern of destructive behavior, and they won’t save the...
Friday, Apr 21 2017
Reuters: Tokyo's wooden Olympic stadium using timber linked to rights abuses, charities say
An investigation by the charities this month twice found plywood from Sarawak-based Shin Yang at the National Stadium construction site - a breach of Japan's...