07 Dec '11, 3am

Palm oil, pulp companies commit to zero-tolerance policy for orangutan killing via @mongabay

Palm oil, pulp companies commit to zero-tolerance policy for orangutan killing via @mongabay

Report questions legitimacy of Asia Pulp & Paper's conservation initiatives (11/22/2011) A new report by an Indonesian environmental group casts doubt on Asia Pulp & Paper's commitment to sustainability. In its corporate social responsibility reports and advertisements, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of Indonesia's largest pulp and paper suppliers, has touted several forest reserves as indicators of its commitment to environmental stewardship. APP has portrayed these as voluntary, goodwill efforts to conserve Sumatra's endangered wildlife. But in a new report, Greenomics-Indonesia, a Jakarta-based NGO, says that at best these projects represent compliance with existing Indonesian laws or are in areas where commercial exploitation isn't viable. War of words between Greenpeace, Asia Pulp & Paper over deforestation allegations (11/16/2011) Greenpeace and Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1207-orangutan_policy.html

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