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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.
In recent days The Associated Press (AP) through several articles made serious and unsubstantiated allegations against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).
Statement from Asia Pulp & Paper regarding the Associated Press story published on the 20th December 2017 titled: Pulp Giant's Makeover Obscures Legal Ties
The Associated Press has made serious unsubstantiated allegations against Asia Pulp & Paper, that cast APP in a negative light. This is deeply disappointing.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) announcement on the conditional approval of the Roadmap to end disassociation with APP.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has deployed specialist fire management teams and firefighters from Working on Fire (WoF) to enhance national firefighting efforts currently underway in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
APP welcomes Greenpeace’s ‘Fire Prevention Action Plan’ in response to the forest fire and haze crisis in Indonesia. We share its concerns and unreservedly agree that long-term solutions that address the root causes of forest and peatland fires are essential. APP is committed to working with all stakeholders to develop and implement genuine solutions that will break the ongoing fire cycle.
Let me begin by expressing my thanks to all the signatories for their continuing efforts to constructively engage with APP around the ongoing implementation of our Sustainability Roadmap and Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and for the thorough recommendations set out in your letter.
On July 2nd APP received the investigation report along with a list of recommendations from the Human Rights Commission (Komnas Ham).