Monday, January 22, 2018

Farmers protest against potential new APP supplier in Sumatra

An estimated 5000 local residents from 39 villages located in the Bangka Belitung islands, South Sumatra, protested today in front of the local government office against a concession for the acacia plantation awarded to a company called PT. Build Rimba Sejahtera (PT BRS).
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Investigation links APP with fires and controversial suppliers

An Associated Press investigation has found that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and its parent company Sinarmas, now five years into ambitious forest conservation promises, “has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia’s stunning natural environment.” Based on the information compiled by the Associated Press, Greenpeace has called for an independent investigation into the relationship between Sinarmas and its wood suppliers. Read the full article here.
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