Asia Pulp & Paper (part of Sinar Mas)
Asia Pulp & Paper website: http://www.asiapulppaper.com
New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement
Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed
"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders Latest news: CEO activism and other positive business initiatives to protect civic freedoms Positive company initiatives Technology and Human Rights: Digital Freedom
- Related companies: "S Group" adidas ADM (see Archer Daniels Midland) Alphabet Anglo American Apple Archer Daniels Midland Asia Pulp & Paper (part of Sinar Mas) Associated British Foods Barrick Gold Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) Bunge Cargill Cartier (part of Richemont) Chevron Chobani Cisco Systems Coca-Cola DLA Piper Eileen Fisher ExxonMobil Facebook FIFA General Electric Golden Agri-Resources Google (part of Alphabet) Grupo Hame IOI Group Johnson & Johnson Lyft McKinsey Microsoft Natural Fruit Nestlé Newmont Goldcorp Nike Oath Inc (formerly Yahoo! & AOL (part of Verizon)) PepsiCo Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Reforestación de Palma del Petén (Repsa) (part of Grupo Hame) Richemont Salesforce.com Shell Siemens Sinar Mas Group Starbucks Stonyfield Farm Telenor Tiffany Uber Unilever Vedanta Resources Verizon Volaris Websense Wilmar International
Report points out rights, climate, biodiversity risks investors & financiers face in Southeast Asia’s tropical forest sector
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies highlighted in the report to respond. Responses from Itochu, Marubeni, Mizuno, Oji and Wilmar are available below.
Indonesia: Govt. & private companies partner on forest fire prevention projects following last year’s massive fires
Last year's forest fires and resulting haze linked to the clearing of plantations reportedly resulted in economic losses of over $16 billion in Indonesia alone. The health and livelihood impacts also reached neighboring Malaysia and Singapore -- even...
Author: David Roman, Bloomberg
Singapore is prepared to prosecute any Indonesian companies found responsible for the fires that produced hazardous ash clouds last year, a minister said, standing his ground even as recent efforts to take firms to account drew ire from the country’s...
- Related companies: Asia Pulp & Paper (part of Sinar Mas)
Indonesia: Al Jazeera tracks down companies accused of being behind plantation fires that have caused an environmental & health crisis
Author: Al Jazeera
“Indonesia: Where There's Smoke”, 9 Dec 2015...
Countdown to the Climate Summit: Global Witness profiles 10 environmental advocates killed for taking a stance against abuses by companies
Author: Global Witness
…Global Witness research has revealed that every week at least two people are killed defending their land from environmental destruction…Global Witness is profiling ten activists slain this last year on our environmental frontiers. The victims were all...
Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China
On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 167 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. The image shows the top 10 companies in the 2015 ranking - for the full ranking see...
Indonesia: NGOs challenge paper firms’ claim that forest fires start outside suppliers’ land; APP & April comment
Author: David Fogarty, Straits Times (Singapore)
“Haze: Firms feel heat as pressure mounts”, 21 Sept 2015...