21 Mar '12, 10pm
Xerox: we no longer buy from Asia Pulp & Paper via @mongabay #deforestation
Xerox: we no longer buy from Asia Pulp & Paper mongabay.com March 21, 2012 Xerox no longer buys paper products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a Singapore-based paper giant under fire for its forest management practices in Indonesia, according to a statement published on the company's official blog late last week. Xerox made the announcement in response to a Greenpeace investigation that linked APP to illegal harvesting of ramin, a protected tree species. "We do not currently source from AP&P, and there are no Xerox products in the marketplace coming from AP&P," wrote Karen Arena, vice president of global PR for Xerox, in a blog post. "While at one time AP&P was a Xerox supplier, our corporate direction has been to cease doing business with AP&P on a global basis." The Ramin Paper Trail "This direction was put in place years ago and is based on our stringent paper sourcing g...