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Information is the key to a better future. Dedicated to journalist, here we provide the latest resources that will help you better understand our company and business.

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Tony Juniper shines a light on APP’s Forest Conservation Policy

Environmental campaigner Tony Juniper has created a series of short films that take an in-depth look at the conservation work being carried out by Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP), as the company aims to make its ground-breaking Zero Deforestation commitments a reality.

APP welcomes PEFC’s endorsement of Indonesian Forestry Certification

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) welcomes the decision by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to officially endorse the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC)’s Sustainable Forest Certification Management scheme. The inclusion of IFCC’s scheme within the world’s largest forest certification programme, marks an important step forward for Indonesia’s forestry sector as it provides IFCC with an additional layer of scrutiny and endorsement that is recognisable around the world.

APP statement on Government Task Force evaluation of forest

APP welcomes the Task Force evaluation of the systemic problem of wildfires and their causes, across Indonesia, as independent oversight is an essential part of addressing this issue.

Asia Pulp and Paper to help tackle climate change

Mr. Teguh Ganda Wijaya, Chairman of Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP), today joined a number of companies, governments and NGOs to sign the New York Declaration on Forests at an event at the UN Climate Summit 2014. The declaration is an unprecedented international, multi-sector commitment to safeguard the world’s forests and to help tackle climate change.

Joint statement to oversee the High Carbon Stock (HCS)

A group of leading plantation companies with commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, NGOs and technical support organisations met on 25th and 26th August in Singapore to establish a governance and standardisation body for the methodology, known as the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach, to be used to implement these commitments.

APP: Sufficient plantation for Zero Deforestation commitment

An independent study has today confirmed that Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has sufficient plantation resource to meet the pulp requirements of its existing mills as well as its future mill in OKI, South Sumatra.

APP opens new sales office in Germany

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has strengthened its European operation with the opening of its first sales office in Germany. APP’s newest European office, located in Langenfeld in the Rhineland, will support the company’s strategy for expansion of its activities in Germany.

Asia Pulp & Paper invests in European distribution hub

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has added graphic and speciality paper capacity to its 10,000sqm logistical and warehousing hub at the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. APP will now be able to provide a range of graphic paper solutions to customers across Northern Europe, with lead times of just 7-10 days in order ranges of 5-25 tonnes.

APP to match its Zero Deforestation Commitments

APP has introduced a procedure for association to ensure the company’s supply chain is permanently free of deforestation. The procedure will ensure that all future suppliers and acquisitions have been compliant with the company’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) since its introduction in February 2013.

Large industry players commit to mainstream sustainability in sector

A sector-wide initiative that aims to accelerate Indonesia’s progress towards mainstreaming sustainability in the Pulp and Paper industry was launched today in Jakarta. STIPP, the Sustainability Trade Initiative on Pulp & Paper, is founded by an international alliance consisting of IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) and AkzoNobel. STIPP is supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and The Indonesia Pulp & Paper Association (APKI).

APP protection and restoration of one million hectares of forest in Indonesia

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has today announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia. This ground-breaking initiative has been developed with input from many stakeholders, including WWF, Greenpeace and NGO members of APP’s Solutions Working Group.

APP response to FSC statement on potential for re-association

APP regards the FSC certification system as one of the world’s most credible standards for responsible forest management. We therefore welcome the latest update from the International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which has decided to continue its discussions with us as we work towards possible re-association.

Asia Pulp & Paper Welcomed into the National Restaurant Association

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced today that it has joined the National Restaurant Association, the world’s largest foodservice trade association by membership – supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Team of peat experts implements its Forest Conservation Policy

APP has appointed a team of peat experts who will work with the company as it implements its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP).

APP: Collaborations to prevent deforestation in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) Anniversary Report with a call for NGOs, Governments and businesses to work together in an effort to help tackle deforestation in Indonesia.

The Rainforest Alliance to evaluate APP's progress in implementing its Forest Conservation Policy

International environment organisation, the Rainforest Alliance, has agreed to conduct an external evaluation of the progress Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has made in implementing the commitments in its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) through an independent audit.

APP releases 4th Sustainability Roadmap: Vision 2020

Asia Pulp and Paper today releases its fourth update report on its Sustainability Roadmap: Vision 2020. The report provides an overview of the company’s work to end deforestation in its supply chain.

APP Statement on current engagement towards compliance with FSC policies

APP regards the FSC certification system as one of the world’s most credible standards for responsible forest management. We are therefore encouraged to hear that the board of directors has welcomed our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and is interested in understanding how the policy’s objectives will be achieved. We hope that their interest will ultimately lead to an agreement to consider a formal re-association with APP.

APP give report into the implementation of its Forest Conservation Policy

APP welcomes a Greenpeace report on the work it is carrying out to permanently end deforestation in its supply chain through its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP).

CDB Backs Indonesian Pulp and Paper Sector in Landmark Deal

APP, through PT. OKI Pulp & Paper Mills (OKI), today completes a US$1.8 billion loan transaction with China Development Bank (CDB) for the development of what will be Indonesia’s largest pulp mill.