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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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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 in the United States and Latin America

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.

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas 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 Mongabay's article "Paper giant denies secretly owning ‘independent’ suppliers" published on 5 June 2018

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.

APP Statement on Fires in Riau Province

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 response to Joint NGO Statement on 5th Anniversary of Asia Pulp & Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy

n the 5 years since APP launched our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), we have made significant progress in achieving our goals as part of our new way of doing business.

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