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Greenpeace _ APP

  1. 1. Greenpeace/APPUndercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Papers illegal rainforest scandal -Xerox, National Geographic, Danone and many more implicatedA year long Greenpeace investigation into the worlds third largest pulp and paperproducer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has found that the company is systematicallyviolating Indonesias laws protecting ramin, an internationally protected tree species ( 1)Throughout 2011, many visits were made to APPs Indah Kiat Perawang mill, Indonesiaslargest pulp mill, where numerous ramin logs were identified, mixed in with otherrainforest species waiting to be pulped. Samples were taken from 46 of these logs andwere confirmed to be ramin by internationally recognised Institute of Wood Technologyand Wood Biology, vTI, University of Hamburg, Germany ."Greenpeace has caught Asia Pulp and Paper red-handed - this investigation shows itsmain pulp mill is regularly riddled with illegal ramin. This makes a mockery of their publicclaim to have a zero tolerance for illegal timber," said Bustar Maitar, Head of the ForestsCampaign for Greenpeace Indonesia.For the full press release please visit:http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/Undercover-investigation-exposes-Asia-Pulp--Papers-illegal-rainforest-scandal-/ The digital universe of paper and printing knowledge www.sappi.com/houston

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