Greenpeace suspend cooperation with Asia Pulp and Paper after incident
"Greenpeace halts APP deal after brutal murder", 3 March 2015
Environmental group Greenpeace has suspended cooperation with giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as police are trying to prevent further violence after a farmer was allegedly beaten to death in Jambi by guards linked to the company. Bustar Maitar, the head of Greenpeace’s Indonesia forest campaign,... [said] that the group was temporarily withdrawing support for the company’s initiatives on forest conservation.
Maitar said support for APP would be suspended until the case was “settled in a transparent and fair manner”. “They have declared themselves to be a responsible company. If APP doesn’t take this seriously, it will cost them their reputation,” he said. The green lobby group had once been one of the strongest critics of APP, accusing it of destroying vast swathes of carbon-rich forests that were home to endangered species such as Sumatran orangutans and tigers.