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Sinar Mas reels from PR woes as Carrefour ends deals

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 7 2010   /  10:27 am

Sinar Mas Group, a paper producer with investments in palm oil and financial services, has received another blow to the public image of its production network, as to retail giant Carrefour suspending all orders.Carrefour has decided to cease all supplies of paper products from Sinar Mas’ subsidiary, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), following a report from Greenpeace, which claims the paper company relies on timber from two forests areas that were home to endangered species.“Carrefour is committed to sustainable development and has decided to cease sourcing of APP supplies for private label products from mid-year this year until further notice.” Carrefour Indonesia external communication manager Hendri Satrio told The Jakarta Post in a letter.Carrefour’s decision is the latest in a series of bad news for Sinar Mas ever since Greenpeace issued its report in June. On July 1, US-based fo...