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Last week, Ian Lifshitz, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) Director of Sustainability of North America, presented at the 27th annual RISI North American Forest Products Conference. RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, and this year’s event witnessed record-breaking attendance from paper industry participants, technology companies, financial institutions, industrial conglomerates, government and NGOs.
In February 2013, APP launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), in which the company committed to an immediate halt to all natural forest clearance. This moratorium is in place while a series of assessments are carried out to determine which areas of APP’s suppliers’ concessions are of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and/or High Conservation Value (HCV), all of which will be protected.
The world’s leading pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has been recognized for its use of innovative technologies with Guangxi Jingui Pulp & Paper’s waste water treatment project as a Key Technology R&D Programme of China by the Guangxi Province’s Science and Technology Bureau¹.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) today confirmed that by 2015 it will source 100 percent of its Indonesian pulpwood from plantations (tree farms), as part of its recently-launched Sustainability Roadmap for 2020 and beyond. The company’s prediction that it will be wholly plantation-reliant by 2015 puts APP 10 years ahead of the publicly-stated goals coming out of other global paper industry players.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has now received a fourth SVLK certification from the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, providing an official stamp of approval that it meets the highest global standards on wood legality.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group’s (APP) announcement that its production mills are achieving SVLK certification under Indonesia’s new Wood Legality Verification System is a major stride in addressing the most stringent requirements for legality around the world, including those in the European Union.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group’s (APP) announcement that its production mills are achieving SVLK certification under Indonesia’s new Wood Legality Verification System is a major stride in addressing the most stringent requirements for legality around the world, including those in the U.S. and E.U. Thus far, three APP mills have secured certifications, and the company’s remaining Indonesian mills anticipate securing certifications before year’s end.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) today announced that three of its mills have secured SVLK certification, marking the first pulp and paper mills in Indonesia to achieve certification under the country’s new Wood Legality Verification System. The certifications were granted in a ceremony hosted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta today.
The Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) hosted the ‘Responsible Procurement in China’s Forest Products (Pulp and Paper), Certification Workshop 2012’ in Shenzhen, China on June 29, along with PEFC China, the DNV Sustainability Center, as well as Green China magazine. At the event, representatives from the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA) stressed that the nation’s forest certification standard – the China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) – has been established and remains adhered to the highest standards of sustainable forest management, and called on countries worldwide to adopt CFCC-certified products in their national procurement policies.
We are deeply concerned about the forest fires and the resulting haze in Riau province Sumatra, which affects our employees and communities as well as neighbouring countries.
On June 5th, 2012, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) announced its Sustainability Roadmap for the next decade and beyond. The Sustainability Roadmap extends APP’s commitments on further improving environmental performance, biodiversity conservation and protection of community rights.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has today published its Sustainability Roadmap for 2020 and beyond, a period in which it aims to put conserving Indonesia’s natural resources at the heart of its business strategy.
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