01.12.2016
Asia Pulp & Paper Group Receives Gold Rating in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment Survey

Ecovadis places APP in the top 4% in supplier sustainability rating

Toronto, Nov. 29, 2016 – Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, has achieved a Gold Recognition Level for sustainability from EcoVadis, placing the company at the top 4% of suppliers in the category of pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing industry. 


EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform for 150 multinational companies enabling them to benchmark and monitor the sustainable performance of their suppliers with easy-to-use CSR scorecards helping procurement teams to monitor their suppliers’ environmental, social and ethical practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries.  The Ecovadis performance survey is based on international sustainable development standards and supervised by a scientific committee of CSR and Supply Chain experts, to ensure reliable assessments.


APP was ranked in the top 5% for environmental performance and in the top 15% for Fair Business Practices and Supply Chain, among other categories. The rating and scorecard benchmarked APP against several companies operating within the same industry.  

 

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 at www.asiapulppaper.com.

For more information, contact:

Ian Lifshitz
Director Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement North America
Asia Pulp & Paper  
E: ian@appcanada.com
M: (1) 416-824-9429

Renaldy T Salim
Head of Communications, Global Communications Unit
Asia Pulp & Paper
E: Renaldy_T_Salim@app.co.id
M: (62) 81311223659
 

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