KFC denies Greenpeace claim of illegal packaging
KFC has denied made by Greenpeace this week that it sells its chicken in buckets produced by controversial paper supplier Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).
Greenpeace has launched a new report as part of its on-going campaign against accusing APP for sourcing timber from rainforest clearance in Indonesia, home to a dwindling number of Sumatran tigers.
The report named KFC and its parent company Yum! as customers of APP, saying Greenpeace had found traces of APP's rainforest-sourced paper in packaging in China, the UK and Indonesia.
It urged Yum!, which also owns Pizza Hut, to terminate its contract with the paper conglomerate, following the likes of Danone, Xerox, and the Collins publishing group, which last month pledged to boycott APP over concerns of illegal logging.
Earlier this month, APP made a series of new commitments to protect forests including suspending natural forest clearance on its pulpwood plantations in Indonesia from June.