(Brussels, 25/6). Reports by Brussels insiders suggest the European Union may table a submission to the European parliament brought against the controversial Indonesian paper company APRIL. The petition made by a consortium of NGOs, and individual citizens calling for the ban of sale and distribution of paper and palm oil products from Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) to Europe.
APRIL who owns paper brands like PaperOne, palm oil products of Asian Agri exposed in purchasing illegal palm oil, the Liquid Natural gas importer Pacific Oil and Gas in Canada and Viscose products was sanctioned by the NGOs after a new report emerged the Indonesian company did not to meet basic environmental standards made by the Canadian NGO Canopy.
APRIL Executives of companies owned by the controversial Tanoto family has been in the news for a long time. Allegations of human rights violations, land grabbing, tax avoidance, community conflicts and a slur of other allegations continue to be made against the company.