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38 firms sign ‘haze-free’ declaration so far

SINGAPORE — Thirty-eight companies so far have joined a signing campaign to declare they do not procure wood, paper or pulp materials from the six companies linked to the Indonesian forest fires, the Singapore Environment Council and Consumers Association of Singapore said in a joint statement today (Oct 12).

Fairprice staff moves paper products sourced from Asia Pulp & Paper Group, one of the six firms accused of causing forest fires in Indonesia. Photo: Jason Quah

Fairprice staff moves paper products sourced from Asia Pulp & Paper Group, one of the six firms accused of causing forest fires in Indonesia. Photo: Jason Quah

SINGAPORE — Thirty-eight companies so far have joined a signing campaign to declare they do not procure wood, paper or pulp materials from the six companies linked to the Indonesian forest fires, the Singapore Environment Council and Consumers Association of Singapore said in a joint statement today (Oct 12).

In a bid to raise pressure against the environmentally irresponsible firms that contributed to the haze problem, SEC and CASE have asked more than 3,000 companies to sign a form to declare that they have not procured or used materials from the six firms linked to the forest fires in Indonesia. More are expected to submit their declarations in the coming days.

The 38 firms that signed the declaration include Fuji Xerox Singapore and Cold Storage Singapore. The list will be updated on both the SEC-SGLS’s (http://www.sgls.sec.org.sg/) and CASE’s (http://www.case.org.sg/) websites.

CASE strongly urges consumers to review the list and not support the firms that have contributed to the haze problem by doing business with the six firms named by the National Environment Agency.

SEC and CASE encourage companies that wish to participate in the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme to contact SEC for certification that their products are from sustainable sources.

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