A European campaign
The rapid expansion market of paper products linked to deforestation in Indonesia into the European is supporting the further expansion of pulp plantations into Indonesia’s last tropical forests and peatlands. EEPN is promoting a European-wide campaign to stop the expansion of such products into the European market and to protect Indonesia’s rainforests and forest communities rights. Read more...
A forest named by international scientists as one of the top 20 priority landscapes globally for the survival of the tiger is being systematically targeted for pulp production by Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas Group (APP/SMG), one of the world’s largest paper suppliers. This is in breach of company’s claims that it doesn’t target high quality and high conservation value forest for clearing and that it’s carbon footprint is close to neutral.
EU Ecolabel is awarded to two brands of photocopy paper, produced by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, that do not deserve it. Further- more, while documenting this case it became clear that there is insufficient information publicly available to allow consumers to check on which basis the EU Ecolabel has been awarded to companies. PT WKS’s operation in Jambi province in Sumatra have serious impacts on forests, indigenous peoples and local communities. Research by Indonesian NGOs indicates that PT WKS’s operations in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest ecosystem may not even be legal.
Reports findings that APP-associated companies have been converting the Landscape's natural forests without proper professional assessments or stakeholder consultation and sometimes even without proper licenses, threatening the survival of Sumatran tigers, Sumatran orangutans and elephants living in this forest landscape. Part of the area being cleared - in violation of Indonesian law - is part of a proposed Specific Protected Area that serves as habitat for Sumatran orangutans recently introduced into the area for the first time in more than 150 years.
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