No child or parent should become an unwitting participant in rainforest destruction this holiday season. But if they're buying books published by HarperCollins, they just might be.
Indonesia's rainforests are world-renowned, home to millions of Indigenous peoples and forest communities as well as endangered orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, and countless other unique species. Yet, Indonesia has one of the fastest deforestation rates in the tropics, and the pulp and paper industry, from which HarperCollins sources fiber for paper products, is a leading driver of deforestation.
HarperCollins' current paper purchasing policy fails to prevent the company from contributing to the loss of endangered forests in Indonesia and around the world.It is past time for HarperCollins to sever ties with Indonesian rainforest destroyers APP and APRIL and join its peers like Scholastic, Hachette, and Disney by adopting a comprehensive global paper policy to keep rainforest destruction, tiger extinction and human rights abuses out of its books.
Email HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray and tell him to stop grinding up rainforests for children's books.