25 Aug '11, 1pm

“Bad time down under for APP gets worse” as @GreenpeaceNZ stands against #deforestation: from @GreenpeaceUK

“Bad time down under for APP gets worse” as @GreenpeaceNZ stands against #deforestation: from @GreenpeaceUK

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for anonymously posting offensive comments online about a Greenpeace staff member and APP’s former largest customer in Australia - Steve is trying to play hardball in New Zealand. On Monday, together with WWF and the New Zealand Green Party we released a ‘forest friendly’ tissue guide (pdf ) based on a survey of all the major retailers and suppliers selling tissue products in the country. One of the companies they approached was Cottonsoft, a well-known Kiwi brand that was bought out a number of years ago by - yes, you’ve guessed it - APP. APP/Cottonsoft refused to participate in the survey so earlier this year a range of their products were purchased and s...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/bad-time-down-u...

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