SYDNEY, June 4, 2018 (news.com.au) -The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a "come clean" ultimatum to one of the world's largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies.
A May 28 letter from the Forest Stewardship Council seen by The Associated Press makes four demands of Sinarmas and the Widjaja family that it insists must be met within days.Read more
JAKARTA, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is disappointed by the statement released by Greenpeace today. Greenpeace has been an integral partner in our sustainability journey since 2013, and their engagement and support has resulted in much progress in the fight against deforestation in Indonesia.Read more
JAKARTA, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper company, is still linked to forest destruction for pulp, new mapping analysis by Greenpeace International has revealed. Almost 8,000 ha of forest and peatland has been cleared since 2013 in two concessions which are, through ownership, linked to APP and its parent company the Sinar Mas Group.Read more
Sinar Mas managing director G. Sulistiyanto told reporters on Wednesday that the business empire was looking to enter the commercial renewable energy sector, saying that the group hoped to gradually set up a number of biomass power plants in South Sumatra.Read more
The enquiry found that in the dense natural forests of the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape companies affiliated the Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas Group (APP/SMG) have sought out selective logging concessions.Read more
The international audit group studied the July 2010 document "How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet," a report that focused most of its attention on the sustainable forestry practices of the Jakarta-based Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world's leading pulp and paper companies.Read more