Demand a Deforestation-free Olympics

The upcoming Tokyo Olympics — moved to summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — have literally been built on rainforest destruction. From the massive amount of plywood sheets sourced from Indonesia’s rainforests, to the gold sponsors who won’t stop investing in Conflict Palm Oil and paper projects — the Tokyo Olympics has been championing deforestation at a global scale. It’s time to bring the world together to hold these Olympic Games accountable.

Rigged Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and its corruption scandals are directly tied to rainforest destruction: The Games’ timber supplier Korindo was “allegedly engaged in questionable deals” as they bought up rainforests in Indonesia to harvest timber and develop palm oil plantations. But to date, the Tokyo 2020 organizers have failed to disclose how much Korindo wood they used, rejected six complaints we brought against them over their use of Korindo wood, and only partially disclosed where the wood was sourced from.

Stop the Olympics from destroying the rainforests

RAN and our partners — TuK Indonesia and WALHI — have been investigating a giant logging and palm oil company called Korindo, which has been cutting down rainforests in Indonesia. Korindo’s timber supply chain extends into some of the most biodiverse tropical ecosystems in the world, including the home of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan.