Press Release: Report Finds Sector-Wide Shift as Publishing Industry Embraces Social and Environmental Responsibility
In 2010, Rainforest Action Network alerted the publishing industry to systemic problems in its supply chains, including deforestation, human rights violations, and climate pollution. RAN urged leading book publishers to address problems and help prevent the loss of Indonesian and other endangered forests, by eliminating controversial sources and maximizing responsible fiber in the paper they use.
In late 2012, following a high profile public campaign and many months of negotiations, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy covering the entirety of its international operations. In early 2013, following the loss of dozens of major corporate customers over its role in destroying Indonesia's rainforests, pulp and paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced a sweeping Forest Conservation Policy, which it continues to strengthen and expand upon.
Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America's fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. For more information, please visit: www.ran.org