Main Content

Press Releases

Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
RSPO responds to Modern Day Slavery Findings on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 4, 2015 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, laurel@ran.org RSPO responds to Modern Day Slavery Findings on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations...
Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
The High Cost of High Fashion: New Report Exposes Human Rights Abuses On Frontlines of Forest Fabric Production
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4 2015   ***Full case study report available here   CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Laurel@ran.org   The High Cost of...
Monday, Jul 27 2015
Obama Administration Rewards Malaysia with Improved Human Trafficking Status One Day After Wall Street Journal Exposes Human Trafficking on Palm Oil Plantations
Trans-Pacific Partnership deal coincides with sudden shift in Malaysia’s ranking; WSJ reports: "They buy and sell us like cattle," says palm oil worker. FOR IMMEDIATE...
Monday, Jul 27 2015
Joint NGO Statement: Modern Day Slavery Found on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations
Coalition of NGOs calls on the RSPO, Malaysian Government and international buyers for an open investigation into The Wall Street Journal’s findings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Jun 24 2015
Fresh Protest Brings Deforestation, Human Rights Concerns to Ralph Lauren Store
Demonstrators gathered outside SF storefront after recent Corporate Citizenship Report ignores major human rights and environmental risks in company’s fabric supply chain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Monday, Jun 22 2015
Conflict Palm Oil In An Instant: Activists Call On Instant Noodle Giant to Clean Up Its Supply Chain
Protesters gather outside corporate headquarters in wake of recent report calling out popular instant noodle companies as ‘worst performing’ laggards among the ‘Snack Food 20’...
Wednesday, Jun 17 2015
Over 670,000 call on Ex-Im Bank to reject controversial Australian coal project
Abbot Point coal export terminal would harm Great Barrier Reef, worsen global climate change Photos from today’s petition delivery: http://bit.ly/1N2SjAu Washington, D.C.—Activists from a coalition...
Wednesday, Jun 17 2015
Conflict Palm Oil Progress Report: Major Snack Food Brands Continue to Lag Behind Corporate Peers on Sustainability Commitments
New report calls on laggards among the ‘Snack Food 20’––PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and instant noodle giants––to do more to cut Conflict Palm Oil from their...
Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Monday, Jun 1 2015
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Monday, Jun 1 2015
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability Commitments
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Wednesday, May 6 2015
New RSPO+ Voluntary Addendum Falls Short
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org More reforms needed to address deforestation, climate impacts, human and labor rights issues in the palm...
Wednesday, May 6 2015
BREAKING: Bank of America dumps coal mining in sweeping new policy
Bank once labeled “Bank of Coal” announces broad commitment scaling down financial involvement in coal mining globally Charlotte, NC—Bank of America unveiled a new global...
Monday, May 4 2015
Bankrolling climate chaos: banks kept coal on life support in 2014
Sixth annual coal finance report card finds global banks pumped billions into coal finance in 2014, despite warning signs of coal's systemic decline To download...
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
Gaps in Indonesia’s Forest Legality Verification System Put Forest Products’ Customers at Material Risk
A new briefing for international buyers and customs authorities finds legality system does not provide adequate assurance that Indonesian or international human rights laws are...
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
Ralph Lauren Targeted by New ‘Out of Fashion’ Campaign
Tens of Thousands Call on Ralph Lauren to Eliminate Rainforest Destruction From Fashion Line FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco,...
Tuesday, Apr 21 2015
Activists Take to Grocery Stores Across US To Expose Controversial Ingredient in Quaker Products
Two year anniversary of campaign launches Week of Action against snack food giant for putting customers at risk of eating Conflict Palm Oil FOR IMMEDIATE...
Wednesday, Apr 15 2015
BREAKING: Activists Occupy BP Headquarters Five Years After Gulf Oil Disaster
***For Immediate Release***Wednesday, April 15 2015Interviews and high-resolution images availableContact: Laurel Sutherlin: 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.orgClaire Sandberg: 646.641.6431 claire@ran.orgBryan Parras: 713.303.5811 lucas77@gmail.com BREAKING: Six Arrested at BP Headquarters 5 Years After Gulf Oil...
Tuesday, Apr 7 2015
Barclays cuts ties with mountaintop removal coal, says MTR will be “phased out” soon
Barclays was the world’s top lender to mountaintop removal coal firms prior to announcing new policy Barclays PLC, the number one bankroller of mountaintop removal (MTR)...
Tuesday, Mar 31 2015
Activists Storm SF Grocery Store to Expose Controversy in Quaker’s Products
Grassroots group from around the country calls on PepsiCo to cut Conflict Palm Oil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org ***Colorful, high-resolution...
Thursday, Mar 26 2015
Sustainability Issues Shadow the Kraft Heinz Merger
Two food giants merge into one Conflict Palm Oil culprit San Francisco, CA - Yesterday’s merger of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and H.J Heinz Company...
Tuesday, Mar 3 2015
Organizations Seek Stronger Labor Protections, Corporate Responsibility in Palm Oil Industry
Unprecedented coalition of human rights and environmental groups release recommendations for companies to eradicate labor abuses in supply chain Washington, D.C. – The growing global...
Monday, Mar 2 2015
PNC Bank Policy on Mountaintop Removal a Positive Step
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2014 contact: Claire Sandberg, 646-641-6431, claire@ran.org Today PNC Financial Services Group joined the growing ranks of financial institutions that have officially sanctioned the...
Tuesday, Feb 24 2015
Keystone XL Veto Means Nothing Without Final Rejection
  For immediate release: February 24, 2015 Following President Obama’s veto of Congressional pro-Keystone XL legislation, Rainforest Action Network Climate and Energy Program Director Amanda...
Wednesday, Feb 18 2015
RAN Slams Citigroup Over Greenwashing
Citigroup’s new clean energy commitment fails to reduce fossil fuel exposure In response to the announcement today of Citigroup’s five-year sustainability strategy and ten-year sustainability...