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From the start, our strategy is clear. We know that we have an incredible role as consumers to identify the biggest culprits of climate change, human rights violations, and rainforest destruction, and we can tarnish their reputation if we come together.

3.5 million acres protected in the Great Bear Rainforest.

RAN and a coalition of allies, First Nations communities and logging companies announce the largest rainforest conservation measure in North American history, protecting more than 3.5 million acres of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
Photos: Marni Grossman

"Boise and the Environment"

After three years of relentless RAN campaigning, Boise releases "Boise and the Environment", a policy that makes it the largest American forest products company to eliminate the logging and purchasing of wood and paper products from endangered forests.

Toronto Dominion becomes the first Canadian bank to adopt a comprehensive environmental policy to guide its financing and operations

It is also the first bank to recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent over industrial projects in their traditional territories.

RAN and allies convince ANZ, Australia's third largest bank, to not fund Australian logging giant Gunns Ltd's controversial Bell Bay pulp mill project in Tasmania.

The pulp mill would have accelerated the conversion of Tasmania's native and old-growth forests to woodchips for export to Japan.

General Mills issues strongest palm oil policy to date.

General Mills issued one of the strongest palm oil policies to date and commits to getting all of its palm oil from responsible sources by 2015, supporting the call for a moratorium on peat forest conversion and requiring free prior and informed consent (FPIC) from impacted communities.

Disney is the biggest publisher of children’s books in the world.

After direct RAN campaigning and 18 months of negotiations, they agreed to a worldwide policy to eliminate rainforest destruction not just from their book, but from all Disney paper products across the globe.