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NGO research finds APP and APRIL may both have broken no-deforestation promises

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NGO research finds APP and APRIL may both have broken no-deforestation promises

August 17, 2018 - 17:47
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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.

Wood supply data from Indonesia’s forestry and environment ministry, seen by Eco-Business, show that both firms sourced wood from companies that have cleared some 32,000 hectares (ha) of rainforest—roughly half the land area of Singapore—in Borneo over the last five years.

Eco-Business - Have APP and APRIL both broken their no-deforestation promises?

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