APP takes forest fire very seriously and we have operated a zero burning policy in our supply chain since 1996. This is further strengthened by the implementation of our zero deforestation or Forest Conservation Policy in 2013, which required all suppliers to implement a moratorium on natural forest clearance and development on peatland by February 1st 2013.
Fires cost APP and its suppliers millions of dollars every year and the pulpwood plantation model is harmed by fire. APP therefore has no commercial interest in fires. Our fire fighting teams are working around the clock and we are bringing in additional resources from across our supply chain to manage forest fires on our suppliers’ land.
This update document captures the fire situation in daily period in provinces where APP’s pulpwood suppliers operate in: Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, East Kalimantan and West Kalimantan.