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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
Your bank is funding extreme fossil fuels. Tell it to stop.
Banks continue to pour billions and billions into the most extreme fossil fuels — pushing us toward climate disaster and trampling on human rights along...
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...
Monday, Jun 19 2017
PT. Tualang Raya Continues To Destroy Elephant Habitat In Breach of Moratorium
GPS: 4°46'01.57"N, 97°31'15.26"E–Field investigations have once again confirmed active clearance of lowland rainforests by PT. Tualang Raya for a new palm oil plantation. For nearly...
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,...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
1300 people protest for land rights, against Toba Pulp Lestari in Indonesia!
On June 8th, over 1,300 people, representing over 30 organizations and communities, held a peaceful action and march in the town of Balige, North Sumatra....
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...
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...
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...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
From Paris to the E.R.: Why climate change matters
I almost died five years ago. I was visiting my partner’s parents in Corpus Christi, Texas, when it became difficult to breathe. Corpus Christi is...
Tuesday, Jun 6 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About The Trans Mountain Pipeline
It’s DAPL all over again, and it’s happening right under our nose.  UPDATE: 28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion This...
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...
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
Brown University Students and Alumni Confront PepsiCo Executive on Labor Abuses
This guest blog comes to us from Charlotte Biren - activist, volunteer, and Brown University alum, Class of 2016.  As a 2016 Brown University grad,...
Wednesday, May 31 2017
JPMorgan Chase: When Will They Learn?
Here at Rainforest Action Network, we know the sure-fire way to challenge corporate power is to follow the money. Over the last few months our...
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...
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...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
It’s time for Asia Pulp & Paper to keep its promises
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is the largest pulp and paper producer in both Indonesia and China. With a stark history of deforestation and human...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
It’s time for Toba Pulp Lestari to keep its promises
Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) is a pulp and paper company based in the Lake Toba region of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The pulp giant is associated...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
About “Beyond Paper Promises”
The fate of Indonesia’s forests has been at the forefront of international concern for decades. These forests are known worldwide for their incredible biodiversity, their...
Monday, May 22 2017
Toward a More Responsible Food System, RAN’s Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz at the Reducetarian Summit
It was an honor to join the first ever Reducetarian Summit, which took place in New York City this past weekend. Over 500 people spent...
Tuesday, May 16 2017
Groups Tell JPMorgan Chase to Defund Tar Sands
May 16, 2017 James Dimon, Chair and CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co. 270 Park Ave. New York, NY 10017 Dear Mr. Dimon, We write to...
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
#FloodTrump Makes Waves at the Peoples Climate March
“Resistance is here to stay, welcome to your 100th day!" Activists marked President Trump's 100th day in office with the 2017 Peoples Climate March in...
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...
Wednesday, May 3 2017
Child Labor and Worker Exploitation: A Bad Investment
Delays and inaction. That is all we’ve seen from PepsiCo for the past four years as Rainforest Action Network and our allies have continued to...
Monday, May 1 2017
From Haymarket to Indonesia: Workers Continue the Fight
The Haymarket affair happened in Chicago, IL in 1887, when workers striking for fair pay and 8 hour work day were met with gunshots and a...
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:...
Thursday, Apr 27 2017
Exposing PepsiCo’s Real Agenda
Corporate spin. Greenwash. Words that come to mind when I think about PepsiCo’s latest sustainability report. PepsiCo’s new 2025 Sustainability agenda claims it will deliver...
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...
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
Every Investor Has A Responsibility | Forests & Finance Dossier
We all know that keeping the world’s remaining tropical forests standing is essential for sustaining a healthy and habitable planet, but major institutional investors and...
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...
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...
Tuesday, Apr 11 2017
Does your “Sustainable” Palm Oil Contain Child Labor and Worker Exploitation?
When consumers see the bright green “Sustainable” label on foods certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), many breathe a sigh of relief...
Thursday, Apr 6 2017
Energy Transfer: Which Banks Continue to Support the Company Behind DAPL?
Just like a homeowner might refinance their mortgage, when a company refinances its debt, it can replace its agreement with the banks with a new...
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...
Wednesday, Apr 5 2017
PepsiCo CEO the Target of Actual Protest
PepsiCo has seen scorn, outrage, and righteous anger after co-opting Ieshia Evans iconic photo at a Movement for Black Lives protest, combining it with the...
Friday, Mar 31 2017
PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa caught destroying the lowland rainforests of Singkil-Bengkung
GPS: 2°51'22.3"N, 97°53'52.2"E – Rogue palm oil producer PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa has been found actively clearing lowland rainforests in Singkil-Bengkung. This destruction was uncovered by...
Friday, Mar 24 2017
Who's Bankrolling TransCanada?
Banking on TransCanada Means Banking on Keystone XL Today, the Trump administration approved TransCanada’s latest permit to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline -...
Thursday, Mar 23 2017
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...
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...
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 8 2017
NGO Coalition Calls On IOI To Respect Land Rights in Sarawak
For 20 years, the Indigenous Long Teran Kenan communities in Sarawak, Malaysia have fought for the customary rights to their lands. They have watched as...
Monday, Mar 6 2017
How many trees are cut down every year?
Rainforests across the world are in great danger. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2016 State of the Forests report revealed that 7 million hectares of forest...
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...
Tuesday, Feb 28 2017
Illegal Deforestation of Elephant Habitat by PT. ABN Uncovered within the Leuser Ecosystem
GPS: 4°34'0.60"N, 97°41'7.20"E A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) field investigation has found evidence of active, illegal clearance of critically endangered Sumatran elephant habitat within the rainforests...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Monday, Feb 6 2017
Ralph Lauren Campaign Success: A Retrospective.
The global fashion icon, Ralph Lauren just took the first step to end the risk of forest destruction in its clothing. Ralph Lauren announced that...
Thursday, Feb 2 2017
Over 500,000 people tell banks, No DAPL!
We have watched as President Trump indicated he will sign executive orders that will go back on decades of progress; advancing projects like the Dakota Access...
Wednesday, Feb 1 2017
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen statement in response to Senate’s confirmation of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State
The confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State threatens to eliminate all barriers between corporate power and the U.S. government. We now have the...
Friday, Jan 27 2017
RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity
For Immediate Release, January 26, 2017Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476 RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity Company Still Represents...
Wednesday, Jan 25 2017
Victoria’s Secret commits to rainforest-free fabrics
Big news! Victoria’s Secret recently announced it will take action to end the risk of forest destruction in its clothing.
Tuesday, Jan 24 2017
Statement on Trump Executive Actions on Keystone KXL and Dakota Access Pipeline
The people have spoken — against the KXL pipeline; against the Dakota Access Pipeline; against the trampling of Native American rights; and against the outdated...
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
Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret follows growing trend, adopts new policy on controversial wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends popular brand, and its parent company L Brands, for joining leading fashion companies in addressing deforestation and human rights abuses for...
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...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
APP’s New Pulp Mill Endangers Indonesia’s Climate Change Commitments
Asia Pulp & Paper’s $3 billion mill locks in high carbon emissions and fire threat for decades. NGOs call on company to stop using drained...
Monday, Jan 16 2017
The Independent: HSBC funding destruction of vast areas of Indonesian rainforest, new report claims
HSBC also reportedly helped arrange $360 million of financing for companies in the Salim Group. Greenpeace alleges “extensive forest destruction” has taken place on the...
Wednesday, Jan 11 2017
Just Style: Ralph Lauren Makes Forest-Friendly Sourcing Pledge
The company's pledge on wood-based fabrics has been developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), whose 'Out of Fashion' campaign aims to bring attention...
Monday, Jan 9 2017
2017 Problems: Factory Farmed Meat & Conflict Palm Oil
We are what we eat. Every single thing we put into our mouths affects our body on a cellular level and has a huge impact...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure Fabrics Not Damaging Forests and Lives
RAN's "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. ......
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Women's Wear Daily: Rainforest Action Network Lauds Ralph Lauren for Wood-Based Fabrics Policy
Ralph Lauren’s policy and actions on wood-based fabrics were developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network and its “Out of Fashion” campaign. (read more)  ...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Environmental Leader: Sustainable Supply Chains: Ralph Lauren Is Latest Corporation to Commit to Sourcing Materials from Responsible Suppliers
Ralph Lauren’s policy on wood-based fabrics was developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network, whose Out of Fashion campaign targets major apparel and luxury-good companies and puts...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Reuters: Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives
Ralph Lauren is the latest in a growing number of fashion companies to pledge to investigate its supply chain to determine if it is using...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Ralph Lauren Commits to Rainforest-Free Fabrics
Big news! After years of campaigning and corporate negotiation, Ralph Lauren just took the first step to end the risk of forest destruction in its...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy on Wood-based Fabrics
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Thursday, Jan 5 2017
Jakarta Globe: Jokowi Praised for Returning Land Rights to Indigenous Communities
International environmental group Rainforest Action Network has praised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for recognizing customary land rights. ... "When customary rights are recognized, the communities can make the...
Thursday, Jan 5 2017
Indigenous Land Rights Recognized for Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in Indonesia
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta; encourages...
Wednesday, Jan 4 2017
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary Land Rights; Returns Contested Company Concessions to Local Communities
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
Tuesday, Jan 3 2017
2016: Reflecting on a Year of Action for Rainforest-Free Fashion, Indonesia’s forests, and the people who depend on them
It’s been an amazing year for the Rainforest-free Pulp and Paper campaign! We’ve taken on some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, holding...
Wednesday, Dec 28 2016
Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
Friday, Dec 23 2016
Thanks to you: 2016 Milestones & Victories
Thanks to your support, Rainforest Action Network has made real progress and reached major milestones this year! Yes, the road ahead is daunting — but...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
The Hill: After drilling decision, focus needs to turn to protecting the Gulf, clean energy
Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, offers a perspective on President Obama's latest environmental decision: This week President Obama showed legislative creativity, using...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
Keep it in the Ground Became a National Conversation in 2016!
Dear RAN Supporters, Thank you! In the past year, we made significant steps in keeping fossil fuels in the ground! With your leadership, support and...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
2016: From Financiers to the Forest Floor
It was a momentous year for RAN’s Forest Program. In 2016, RAN followed through in our commitment to challenge abuses of corporate power and to...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
Which brands can you trust?
As I travel across the world for Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to transform the palm oil sector I am always asked one simple question. “Which...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
2016: Driving PepsiCo towards Change
2016 has been a busy year for the Conflict Palm Oil organizing program. When we kicked off the year, we decided to really ramp up...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
YES Magazine: 7 Things the Defund DAPL Campaign Has Achieved So Far
YES Magazine highlights how pressuring banks to step away from the Dakota Access Pipeline is having results, including impacts on how they view human rights....
Tuesday, Dec 20 2016
One Green Planet: We Are What the Corporations Feed Us? Why Challenging Our Broken Food System is Important
We’ve handed over one of the most important decisions for the health of our bodies and the planet – what to eat and how we...
Wednesday, Dec 14 2016
The United States of Exxon? Tillerson and Trump
Stand Up Against This Very Real Threat. It seems harder and harder to come up with the appropriate language, but Donald Trump’s nomination of Exxon...
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Despite Indonesian Government Moratorium
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016
PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari Destroying the “Orangutan Capital of the World”
GPS: 3°49'52.69"N, 96°35'57.01"E –A new field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has uncovered video evidence of active forest clearance and the dredging of peat...
Friday, Dec 9 2016
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Tuesday, Dec 6 2016
Civil Society Warns Olympic Committee Over Risks of Human Rights Abuses, Rainforest Destruction and Illegal Logging in Run-Up to 2020 Tokyo Games
Contact: [Japan] Yuki Sakamoto, Global Environmental Forum, sakamoto@gef.or.jp, +81-3-5825-9735 [US] Hana Heineken, Rainforest Action Network, hheineken@ran.org, +1-609-553-4844 [Malaysia] Nicholas Mujah, Sarawak Dayak Iban Association, sadiahq@gmail.com,...
Saturday, Dec 3 2016
The New York Times: How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril
“The allocation of finance is so influential in our economy and to our environment,” said Tom Picken of the Rainforest Action Network. “But there’s little...