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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.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas responds to NGOs Open Letter Concerning The Proposed Expansion Of PT OKI Mill
We refer to the “Open Letter Concerning Threats From The Proposed Expansion Of Pt. Oki Pulp And Paper Mill – App Sinar Mas” published by a coalition of NGOs on 23rd August 2021.
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has been made aware of some concern and queries with regards to OKI Pulp and Paper mill expansion plans and would like to provide some clarification on this.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas Deeply Committed to Addressing Root Causes of Deforestation, Social Disputes
We refer to a recent blog post by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) entitled “Consumer Goods Forum Attempts to ‘Takes Root’ of their Role Driving the Deforestation Crisis While Ignoring Actual Root Causes of Land Rights Violations and Violence Towards Human Rights Defenders” published on 4th June 2021. In it RAN, an activist NGO, targets APP for its failure to live up to FPIC based on RAN’s self-published report on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Indonesia. As RAN is explicit in its accusation, this requires clarification.
We understand that a coalition of NGOs have reached out with some troubling accusations directed at Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) supplier regarding an incident on 27th April 2021.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) published a report titled “The Need for Free, Prior and Informed Consent” on 8th December 2020 that evaluated the adequacy of policies and procedures among Indonesian Industrial Forest Companies for ensuring local community rights are respected.
We refer to the article titled “Paper giant APP evades voluntary forest protection pledges, binding safeguards by banks and buyers needed” published by the Environmental Paper Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.