Ran in the news

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...
Thursday, Apr 20 2017
Bloomberg: Rainforest Wood Breaches Tokyo Green Olympic Vow, Activists Say
Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying...
Thursday, Mar 23 2017
The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the money
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat (video)
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Triple Pundit: NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse
Indoagri, a subsidiary of Indofood, which has a business relationship to PepsiCo, is under fire yet again. RAN, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and the...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Jakarta Globe: NGOs Slam IndoAgri Over Labor Rights Abuses and Poor Sustainability Policies
Indofood is once again under fire after the discovery that its agribusiness subsidiary, IndoAgri, was allegedly exploiting workers, some of them minors, in its plantations...
Tuesday, Feb 7 2017
Mongabay: Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for the whole market?
And then there is the issue of the quality of the RSPO’s green label itself. The roundtable’s standard only protects old-growth primary forests and deep...
Friday, Jan 20 2017
The Nation: Activists slam giant Indonesian mill for environmental damage
Green groups said Thursday that one of the world’s biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia’s Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
Reuters: EXCLUSIVE-Lingerie maker Victoria's Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues
RAN, which helped develop the sourcing policies for L Brands and Ralph Lauren, has been waging an "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impact...