Tesco is in the spotlight again over its use of paper products sourced from a controversial supplier, with a fresh round of accusations levelled at the supermarket by environmental campaign group Greenpeace.
The UK’s largest retailer is named alongside Walmart, Carrefour and its French rival Auchan in a new report claiming that supplier Asia Pulp & Paper is involved in destroying Indonesian rainforests.
APP is accused of destroying the habitat of both the Sumatran tiger and orang-utan through illegal deforestation.
The claims come just a day after The Times claimed Tesco was still buying paper-based products from APP. However, Tesco has revealed it decided last year to end its association with APP and will stop selling own-label products that use its pulp by the end of 2010.
WH Smith, which was also named in the Greenpeace report, said it does not use the supplier and Carrefour claimed it had already held meetings with the APP to discuss its arrangements.
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