JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 3, 2015 (Press Release) -WWF has welcomed an immediate moratorium on natural forest clearing, and new peatland development in an upgraded Sustainable Forestry Management Plan (SFMP 2.0) announced today by pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL).Read more
Deforestation for pulp and paper, and palm oil, is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia. If properly implemented, APRIL's pledge will prove to be another major step by business towards protecting Indonesia's rainforests and peatlands.Read more
RAPP president director Tony Wenas explained that the company had eliminated the need to clear more land for plantation forests in December 2014 and the firm was aiming to be completely self-sufficient on raw materials by 2019.Read more
In an annual forestry exhibition in Jakarta, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, APRIL and its operations unit PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) displayed its sustainable forest management system, eco-restoration program as well as its fire management capabilities.
In the exhibition that was held from November 12-14, recently inaugurated Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar visited APRIL's exhibition site and was briefed by RAPP President Director Kusnan Rahmin.Read more
"We have made it our policy to follow the industry's best practices pertaining to the conservation of forests with large carbon stores," said APRIL Group Sustainability Director Petrus Gunarso. "We are ready to begin the work of defining what those practices should be in collaboration with other stakeholders."Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 24, 2014 (Press Release) -APRIL should focus on its unprecedented forest conservation commitment and a 2019 deadline for harvesting mill wood exclusively from renewable plantations. That's the recommendation to Asia's second-largest pulp and paper manufacturer from an independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee.
"These commitments are getting a lot of attention," Committee Chairman Joe Lawson said today. "We'll be watching them closely to make sure the company lives up to them."Read more