Result: Santander stops financing forest destroyer APRIL

Posted by Richardg — 26 February 2015 at 11:08am - Comments
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Great news: Santander just pledged to stop financing the paper company APRIL. Santander has agreed that APRIL will get no more money until it stops destroying the Indonesian rainforest.

Santander to stop funding forest destruction in Indonesia

Last edited 25 February 2015 at 6:05pm
25 February, 2015

London, Wednesday 25th February, 2015. High Street bank Santander today pledged to stop financing the pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) because of its destruction of the Indonesian rainforest.

APRIL is a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia, where it is levelling ancient rainforest to use the timber for pulp production and the land for industrial acacia plantations. APRIL’s operations have been condemned by every major environmental organisation in Indonesia, which have accused it of breaching Indonesian forestry regulations, causing conflict with local communities and of failing to meet its own weak policies on forest protection.

New footage catches APRIL destroying the rainforest in Borneo

Posted by Richardg — 23 February 2015 at 2:23pm - Comments

Our research team has sent us the first batch of footage from the Indonesian rainforest. They were documenting rainforest destruction by APRIL - the paper company that Santander loaned millions of pounds to.

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 12 February 2015 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and will 'act accordingly'. It's a cop out - and here's why.

Santander: simply financing extinction

Posted by Richardg — 10 February 2015 at 4:38pm - Comments
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Diggers are tearing up Indonesia's rainforest - home to endangered tigers, orangutans and sun bears - and Santander is bankrolling the paper company that's leading this destruction.

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