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Thursday, Sep 15 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures to the White House
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contacts: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476, ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Coalition Delivers One Million...
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, San Francisco, CA -...
Friday, Sep 9 2016
New Report Finds Global Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Poverty Wages, Worker Exploitation and Discrimination
The second field investigation in a year documents systemic labor violations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Monday, Sep 5 2016
First of its Kind Online Platform Reveals the Banks and Investors Financing Companies Linked to Tropical Forest Loss in Southeast Asia
Financial sector under the spotlight in new international push to protect forests and forest communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Singapore ––Today, Rainforest...
Friday, Aug 12 2016
Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil Protest
For Immediate Release: August 10th, 2016Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141*** High resolution images here:  ***Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil ProtestRainforest...
Friday, Aug 5 2016
RAN: RSPO Puts Credibility on the Line by Lifting IOI Suspension
Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) lifted its suspension of IOI Group, one of the world's largest palm oil traders. IOI Group's membership...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Billings
For Immediate Release, July 12, 2016 Contact:        Kristen Owenreay, 806-283-1332Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Systemic Labor Abuses, Modern Day Slavery Exposed by Palm Oil Workers’ Stories in New Animated Video
Video follows report exposing egregious labor rights abuses on the palm oil plantations of PepsiCo joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016
"A Lost Opportunity for Indonesia" RAN Responds to Dissolution of the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge
San Francisco. Today, Rainforest Action Network responded to the announcement made by six of the world’s largest palm oil companies to dissolve the Indonesian Palm...
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016
Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016   Contact: Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network, (203) 520-7184 or Cindy Carr, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3034 or
Monday, Jun 20 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Reno
For Immediate Release, June 14, 2016 Contact:AJ Buhay, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, (310) 908-7852,  John Hadder, Great Basin Resource Watch, (775) 348-1986,  Peter Dakota...
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
New Report Finds Banks Betting on Climate Change
For release, 6am CET/12am EST June 14, 2016   CONTACT:  Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, Yann Louvel, BankTrack: +33 688...
Wednesday, Jun 8 2016
New Report Finds Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Child Labor, Poverty Wages, and Worker Exploitation
Field investigations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations expose egregious labor rights abuses in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Tuesday, Jun 7 2016
Global Palm Oil Traders Acknowledge the Need to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in Guatemala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Friends of the Earth-United States, Jeff Conant,, U.S. +1 510 900 0016Rainforest Action Network, Emma Rae Lierley,, U.S. +1 425.281.1989Oxfam...
Monday, Jun 6 2016
Report Warns Shareholders: Some of Japan’s Biggest Companies are Misreporting Their Sustainability Compliance
On first anniversary of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code, Rainforest Action Network exposes lack of progress towards transparency and oversight
Thursday, May 26 2016
Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain
***PRESS ADVISORY*** Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain Activists bring colorful street protest to San Francisco...
Thursday, May 12 2016
Protesters Target Federal Fracking Auction in Colorado
For Immediate Release, May 12, 2016 Contact: Jason Schwartz, Greenpeace, 347.452.3752Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510.747.8476 Protesters Target Federal Fracking Auction in Colorado In “Break...
Thursday, May 12 2016
“Sustainable” Palm Oil Controversy Escalates as International NGOs Call For Customers to Drop Palm Oil Giant IOI Group
IOI responds to the suspension of its sustainability certification by denying wrongdoing, fighting back with lawsuit against the RSPO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Friday, Apr 29 2016
Pressure Builds on Snack Food Giant PepsiCo to Drop Conflict Palm Oil
Rainforest Action Network and SumOfUs help rally 100,000’s of people calling on PepsiCo to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human rights abuses in...
Tuesday, Apr 26 2016
International Coalition Calls for Emergency Sanctions Against Indonesian Forest Fire Culprits
Financial regulators are called on to do all that they can to prevent another environmental and public health disaster, as forest fires begin to blaze...
Monday, Apr 25 2016
BREAKING: Protesters Scale Iconic Six Story NYC Pepsi Landmark;Drop 100’ Banner Demanding Snack Food Giant Cut Conflict Palm Oil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, April 25, 2016 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, ***High Res photos available here:, broadcast quality video...
Friday, Apr 22 2016
Rainforest Action Network Statement on Signing of the UN Paris Climate Agreement
For immediate release, April 22, 2016Contact:Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, 415. 246. 0161Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510. 747. 8476Christopher Herrera, Rainforest Action Network, 510....
Wednesday, Apr 20 2016
Rainforest Action Network Welcomes Moratorium on Destruction of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem
Positive step forward in the protection of the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos still coexist in the wild  FOR...
Wednesday, Apr 20 2016
"Zero deforestation” champion creates new risks for Indonesia’s forests and carbon-rich peatlands with mega-scale pulp mill
A new study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile commitment to “zero deforestation”, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)...
Monday, Apr 18 2016
RAN welcomes Indonesian moratorium on palm oil and mining permits
RAN welcomes the announcement of a moratorium on palm oil and mining permits by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. This announcement, in the lead up...