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Here you will find our latest statements and releases on current issues to aid the running of accurate and timely news.

Statement and Updates

Here you will find our latest statements and releases on current issues to aid the running of accurate and timely news.

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APP’s Response to Greenpeace, Burning Issues: Five Years of Fire dated 22 October 2020

Greenpeace had offered APP an opportunity to share its point of view prior to the publication of the above article.  APP provided factual corrections as well as its opinion to Greenpeace on 5th October 2020.  APP also offered to engage in dialogue with Greenpeace to provide further clarifications and context around the issues raised in the report, which was not taken up. 

APP discusses issues and multi-stakeholder solutions at 9th Stakeholder Advisory Forum

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) today held its 9th Stakeholder Advisory Forum to review the progress of its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and for its stakeholders, including NGOs to highlight issues and discuss solutions.

Sumatran Tiger Found Ensnared in Arara Abadi Concession Area

We regret the death of an ensnared Sumatran Tiger found and reported by the local residents in the Gelombang District conservation area which forms part of Arara Abadi’s concession in Riau Province, Sumatra, on 18 May 2020. The initial finding indicate that the death of the tiger was caused by illegal poaching.

Correcting the record on allegations that APP damaged food security in local community

There have been an increase in the number of hotspots and fire incidents in several regions across Indonesia, with four provinces declaring the highest fire alert.

APP Statement on Indigenous People Case in Riau

We have been made aware of several publications highlighting our involvement in the arrest of a member of Sakai indigenous people in Riau. Realizing the questions that might arise in relations to APP commitment toward respecting the rights of indigenous people in and around its operations, we would like to explain the facts. 

Charta Global now offers multipurpose tissue parent rolls

Anaheim, CA. April 27, 2020 – Charta Global, provider of specialty, office, stationery, food grade and packaging boards for North, South and Latin America, and strategic partner to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), announced today that it will add multipurpose tissue parent rolls to its existing product portfolio.

Response to the EPN report on Social Disputes on Supplier Concessions

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas recognizes our responsibility to the rural and forest communities that live and work in and around the boundaries of our supplier concessions.

Responds to inaccurate reporting regarding fires on concession

The article “Three Indonesian firms with presence in S'pore linked to forest fires causing haze”, published in The Straits Times on 25 Sept 2019, implied that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas were one of three Singapore-linked companies connected to haze-causing fires.

Asia Pulp Paper Responds Inaccurate Reporting Regarding Fires Concession

The article “Three Indonesian firms with presence in S'pore linked to forest fires causing haze”, published in The Straits Times on 25 Sept 2019, implied that Asia Pulp & Paper were one of three Singapore-linked companies connected to haze-causing fires.

APP response to Auriga’s allegations of deforestation in East Kalimantan

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) strongly rejects the unsubstantiated allegations suggested by Auriga in its report titled “APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan”.

APP's response to clarify Mongabay's article

In reference to Goh Lin Piao, Managing Director of APP's response in the Mongabay article as to whether other Sinar Mas businesses fell outside our Forest Conservation Policy, his answer specifically referred to Golden Energy and Resources, which is a public-listed coal mining operation. 

APP Response to Greenpeace Statement

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is disappointed by the statement released by Greenpeace today.

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