21.11.2016
Asia Pulp & Paper Donates Rainforest Display Tree to Mililani Uka Elementary School in Oahu, Hawaii

New “learning tree” takes center stage in school library 

Jakarta, November 21, 2016 – Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has donated an 8-foot tree-shaped bookshelf to a local elementary school in Oahu, Hawaii, following the IUCN World Conservation Congress, one of the world’s largest environmental and conservation events, held in Hawaii last September.

The tree display was part of APP’s exhibit at the IUCN World Congress, which was a depiction of the Indonesian rainforest and was a venue for a series of discussions on zero forest deforestation and landscape conservation efforts. The tree was placed in the Mililani Uka Elementary School library where the entire school body will enjoy the opportunity to sit under the ‘virtual’ tree and read a book.

“We wanted to leave a token of our appreciation for the people who helped us in Hawaii,” said Ian Lifshitz, APP North America Vice-President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations.  “We’re happy to help encourage children in their love for learning and are thrilled that this tree has now become a tool for them to discover new books to read and new interests to explore.  With this simple donation, APP hopes to show children the value and role of trees in their life and in learning.”

“We are grateful that APP has chosen our school for this donation. We continually try to find ways to make learning interesting and fun for our students.  Seeing this beautiful bookshelf can also spark discussions on trees and the importance of taking care of them for our environment,” said Heather Wilhelm, Principal of Mililani Uka Elementary School.

Mililani Uka Elementary School was built under Harvard’s Project Zero Smart School on the principle that “learning is a consequence of thinking and should be reflective of deeper understanding.”   The school’s vision is to “continually work together as lifelong learners to be responsible citizens.”

About Asia Pulp & Paper

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. On any given day, our products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.

Started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, now we run operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.

Over the years, we have expanded our operations significantly through the acquisition and expansion of several of our pulp and paper mills. It’s our commitment to customer satisfaction that enables us to grow our share in paper sales worldwide and broaden our presence through offices in many countries. We believe ‘tradition and modernity go hand in hand’ which means we value long term relationships as part of our Eastern traditions, while we also are eager to embrace the modern values of innovation and efficiency.

Maintaining the integrity of our supply chain is also crucial to APP’s operations as well as our commitment to our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020. Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy atwww.asiapulppaper.com.
 
For more information, contact:
Gabriella Miranda
CooperKatz & Company for Asia Pulp & Paper
Email: gmiranda@cooperkatz.com

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