TEMPE, Ariz., 2013, July 29 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is pleased to welcome Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP), one of the largest paper companies in the world, as the newest member of TSC. The Sustainability Consortium brings together large corporations from all over the world, to work collaboratively to improve consumer product sustainability.
Asia Pulp and Paper will be the newest member of The Consortium’s Paper, Pulp, and Forestry (PPF) Working Group. The PPF sector working group, similar to the other eight industry sectors, collaborates to create standards for sustainable products in their industry. The PPF sector working group has issued recommended standards for products that include toilet paper, copy paper, and lumber.
“We’re pleased to join TSC to work with others in our industry to promote sustainable forest management principles and to ensure that no deforestation fiber enters the pulp and paper industry.” said Aida Greenbury, Managing Director of Sustainability for APP.
APP, along with more than 100 other member and guest organizations, recently attended The Sustainability Consortium’s Spring Member Summit in Atlanta in May. Participants attended cross-sector workshops as well as working group meetings. Members will be gathering again in October for the fall Member Summit.
“Industry leaders like Asia Pulp and Paper are critical to the success of our Consortium and our Working Groups. These key participants can help us identify the most important opportunities in the industry and how we can use them to improve the sustainability of the supply chain,” said Dr. Nicole Hardiman, Senior Researcher, Paper, Pulp, and Forestry at The Sustainability Consortium.
About The Sustainability Consortium
TSC is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and has recently launched an office in China. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.
About Asia Pulp and Paper
Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC.
APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap ‘Vision 2020’ on June 5, 2012 and its Forest Conservation policy on February 5, 2013, to further improve its environmental performance, biodiversity conservation, and protection of community rights. For more information, visit www.asiapulppaper.com.
The Sustainability Consortium
Elizabeth Kessler, Marketing Coordinator
Arizona State University
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Asia Pulp and Paper
Daniel.Strechay@appcanada.com | 646.820.2361