JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -APRIL Group was today announced as the winner of the Best UN Sustainable Development Goals Program Award at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBAs) Indonesia. The award recognizes APRIL Group for its work to measure the impact of its operations and strategically align its sustainability investments moving forward, using the global framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has announced that products from APRIL Group have been certified under its enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) for pulp and paper products.
The enhanced SGLS uses a risk-based evaluation system to complement its more extensive qualification criteria, and facilitate the development of a risk mitigation plan.Read more
SINGAPORE, Aug. 17, 2018 (Local News) -Two of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), may have defaulted on their landmark no-deforestation commitments by using suppliers linked to forest clearing in Indonesia, research shared by a coalition of non-government organisations (NGO) has found.Read more
JAKARTA, Aug. 17, 2018 (Associated Press (AP)) -The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas after revelations it cut down tropical forests and used an opaque corporate structure to hide its activities.
The Forest Stewardship Council said Thursday that it had halted a process that could have enabled the Asia Pulp & Paper arm of Sinarmas to be readmitted to the organization.Read more
BONN, Germany , Aug. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to suspend the process to design a roadmap for ending disassociation with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).
FSC has taken this decision in order to reassess the roadmap process while it awaits further information from APP related to its corporate structure and alleged unacceptable forest man-agement activities by companies thought to be related to APP. Dialogue with APP will con-tinue in view of ensuring full disclosure about these issues.Read more
JAKARTA, Aug. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -APRIL Group’s operations are guided by ourSustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0(SFMP 2.0) which was launched in June 2015. This policy embeds APRIL’s commitments to no deforestation, responsible peatland management, conservation and restoration, community empowerment and engagement, and verification and transparency.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 8, 2017 (Press Release) -APRIL Group has published its Sustainability Report for 2015-2016, titled Improving Lives, covering an important period in the company’s sustainability progress.
A voluntary reporting initiative, this SR will be the last of the biennial series as it moves to an annual reporting cycle from 2018. The Report focuses on how the company manages its economic, environmental and social commitments in Indonesia where manufacturing, industrial forest plantations, conservation and restoration areas are located.Read more
JAKARTA, Dec. 16, 2016 (The Guardian) -The construction of a 3km canal in Indonesia has led Greenpeace and WWF to suspend its partnership with one of Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper companies.
Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (Rapp), a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (April), dug the canal through thick peat forest on the island of Pedang, just off the east coast of Sumatra.Read more