We take transparency seriously and are committed to reporting on how we are progressing towards our goals.
Following are three ways APP tracks its sustainability commitments.
APP Sustainability Roadmap
February 5, 2014 marked the one year anniversary of our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). Check back for highlights from the FCP One Year Anniversary event.
On June 5, 2012, we announced our Sustainability Roadmap for the next decade and beyond. The Sustainability Roadmap extends APP’s commitments to further improve environmental performance, biodiversity conservation and protection of community rights.
On February 5, 2013, we provided an update on our progress on the Roadmap in which we unveiled a new Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). You can watch highlights from the event here.
On June 4, 2013, we announced an absolute deadline of August 31, 2013 for all natural forest wood felled prior to February 1, 2013, to have reach our pulp mills, along with additional highlights which can be found here.
FCP Implementation Plan - February 05, 2015
The FCP Implementation Plan includes priorities for 2015 onwards, which draw upon Rainforest Alliance's most recent findings. These are issues related to third party forest clearance, peatland best management practices as well as FPIC and social conflict resolution. Read more here.
Highlights of the Annual Progress Report – February 05, 2014
Our FCP One Year Summary highlights several significant milestones since we announced a complete halt to natural forest clearance, and the beginning of, what we believe is one of the world’s most complex and widespread rainforest conservation programmes. This month, we are also proud to announce a new third party partnership for evaluation of the FCP, and a newly dedicated expert team on peat led by Alterra Wageningen. We also began implementation of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) at our new mill in OKI, south Sumatra.
For more information on our Roadmap status, please see the progress reports and information below:
As part of our commitment to full transparency and ongoing monitoring of our policy commitments, The Forest Trust (TFT) publish regular reports on our progress. You can read the reports here:
To ensure transparency in the implementation of our FCP, APP believes that interested stakeholders can be a constructive partner to help us improve the implementation of a sustainable FCP. Their inputs and concerns are very important to us. Therefore, we developed a procedure to address any grievance that our stakeholders have identified related to the implementation of our FCP.
Upon receiving grievance, a verification team will be formed consisting of APP, SMF and TFT. Once the verification work has been completed, a report of the findings will be published here.
Below are the reports of the grievances received to date: