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Tuesday, Jul 3 2018
Statement from Rainforest Action Network in response to Elevated Felony Charges for Peaceful Protesters in San Diego
Statement from Rainforest Action Network in response to Elevated Felony Charges for Peaceful Protesters in San Diego CONTACT: Christopher Herrera, christopher@ran.org Yesterday in San Diego,...
Thursday, Jun 21 2018
PepsiCo Misses Yet Another Opportunity to Fix its Major Palm Oil Problem
Rainforest Action Network says snack giant’s latest policy still contains unacceptable loopholes that fail to protect labor rights or stop rainforest destruction Today, under intense...
Tuesday, Jun 19 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Trump’s Withdrawal of U.S. from U.N. Human Rights Council
Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the United Nation Council on Human Rights comes just a day after the U.N.'s High Commissioner for...
Wednesday, Jun 13 2018
Companies Breaking Promises Over Pulp and Paper Use; Deforestation, Climate Emissions and Human Rights Abuses Still Problematic
New report finds some –– like Scholastic –– are leading the pack, while others fall behind, despite commitments to clean up corporate supply chains CONTACT:...
Friday, Jun 1 2018
RAN Statement on Cancellation of C$5.5B Credit Facility for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline
Rainforest Action Network responds to the news that that Kinder Morgan’s C$5.5 billion Trans Mountain loan package has been cancelled in the wake of the...
Wednesday, May 30 2018
Major Brands Connected to Ongoing Deforestation in Critical Orangutan Habitat for Palm Oil
A new field investigation connects palm oil sourced by snack food giant PepsiCo, others, to destruction of ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Tuesday, May 29 2018
Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Policy Ahead of Tomorrow’s Shareholder Meeting
Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Policy Ahead of Tomorrow’s Shareholder Meeting     Statement from Rainforest Action Network Executive Director, Lindsey Allen: “Today’s announcement comes as...
Tuesday, May 29 2018
RAN Responds to Trudeau Government's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Buyout
In response to today’s announcement on the Trudeau government's plan to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, Patrick McCully, RAN's Climate and Energy Program Director...
Friday, May 25 2018
“A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy
For Immediate Release “A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy...
Tuesday, May 15 2018
Chase AGM: Dozens of Indigenous and Frontline Community Representatives Call for an End to Bank Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels
For immediate release: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8 am CT ***Interviews and high-res images available on request CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 246-0161,...
Monday, May 7 2018
Nationwide Rallies Against JPMorgan: #ShutDownChase National Day of Action
For immediate release: Monday, May 7, 2018, 3pm PT CONTACT:Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network, (650)391-6443, ayse@ran.org Nationwide Rallies Against JPMorgan National Day of Action in...
Friday, May 4 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to New Standard Chartered Climate Policy
Contact: Ayse Gursoz, (650)391-6443, ayse@ran.org   Rainforest Action Network welcomes the commitments released yesterday by Standard Chartered prohibiting them from providing financial services for new...
Friday, Apr 27 2018
Leading Brands, Progressive Palm Oil Producers and NGOs Confirm Deforestation-Free Palm Oil is Available to European Market
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) urges Iceland grocery store chain to join the group, build a more responsible palm oil industry CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Friday, Apr 20 2018
Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step Back from Coal, Tar Sands and Arctic Oil
For immediate release: Friday, April 20, 2018, 3pm PT   CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com   Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step...
Friday, Apr 13 2018
New Report Confirms Labor Abuse and Legal Violations on Major Indonesian Palm Oil Company Linked to PepsiCo, Nestlé
NGOs call for immediate action; RSPO must suspend ‘sustainability’ certification after further confirmation of worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425 281...
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
New Report Uncovers One of the Largest Cases of Illegal Rainforest Clearance in Borneo for Palm Oil Development
Major international banks and brands connected to company controlled by notorious Indonesian business tycoon, knowingly clear-cutting tropical rainforests   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425...
Monday, Apr 9 2018
Local Environmental and Human Rights Activists Protest PepsiCo on Conflict Palm Oil Issue at Manhattan Office
Activists use banners, signs, chants and storytelling to disrupt office building lobby, drawing a large crowd and raising awareness of exploited palm oil workers  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Over 100K People Demand “Zero Rainforest Destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
March 28, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network (USA), +1 415 246 0161, laurel@ran.orgYuki Sekimoto, Rainforest Action Network (Japan), +81 3...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil Fuel Financing to $115 billion in 2017
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:01 AM ET CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil...
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018
Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling On Investors to Move The Bank Out of Tar Sands
For immediate release, 9am ET February 27, 2018 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Aru Apaza, 1-801-836-4917, aruapaza@gmail.com Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling...
Monday, Feb 26 2018
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new sourcing policy on wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
Thursday, Feb 15 2018
Global NGOs 'Appalled' by Massive Use of High Risk Rainforest Wood for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
New disclosures confirm worst concerns of environmental and social impacts tied to irresponsible wood sourcing for iconic Olympic facilities For Immediate Release Notes to the...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Marketplace Advisory on Asia Pulp & Paper
In February 2013, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), announced a “revolutionary” new Forest Conservation Policy: they would stop pulping...
Wednesday, Jan 24 2018
PepsiCo Admits Connection to Ongoing Labor Abuse In First Public Statement Following Investigative Report
Rainforest Action Network calls on PepsiCo to now take real action to address Conflict Palm Oil practices of its joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE...
Thursday, Jan 18 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to TransCanada’s announcement on “Commercial Support” for Keystone XL
“TransCanada's statement shows that the company has still not secured the customers it needs for its Keystone XL pipeline," said Patrick McCully, Climate and Energy...