Growing Our Tomorrow
Our vision includes efficient production and innovative product designs. Coupled with responsible forestry practices, we deliver products with low carbon impact to create a more sustainable tomorrow.
Learn more about our sustainability commitments below.
Our goal is to demonstrate responsible business practices throughout our global operations and supply chain--working in harmony with local communities, as well as protecting forests, peatlands, and biodiversity. To be successful, we know that we need to demonstrate the clear links between our products and production processes, and the needs of our customers.
Our sustainability commitments are documented in our Sustainability Roadmap: Vision 2020. Launched in 2012, Vision 2020 has become our comprehensive strategy for sustainability.
It sets out ten key impact areas relevant to our stakeholders across our business and wider supply chain, with ambitious targets for each. Furthermore, it sets out our approach to continue supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Visit Our Sustainability Roadmap Vision for details.
A cornerstone of this roadmap is our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). Initially, Vision 2020 set out a plan for APP to implement High Conservation Value (HCV) principles by 2015 and end natural forest clearance by 2015. However, on February 5th, 2013, we announced the FCP to be in immediate effect, accelerating the objective by almost two years. You can learn about the details of the policy and track its progress here.
Transparency and openness are key to our ability to achieve our ambitious promise of zero deforestation. We work with various organizations to clarify and direct our efforts in conserving natural tropical forests. Here is the progress of our efforts in achieving our sustainability goals.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas launched its Forest Conservation Policy, which includes a commitment to protect the natural forest in its concession areas identified as having high conservation value and high carbon stock.
At the United Nations' Climate Summit in New York, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas is the first pulp and paper company to sign the New York Declaration on Forests.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas allocated 7,000 hectares of commercial plantation on critical peatland for conservation purposes. The company introduced the Desa Makmur Peduli Api (DMPA) program, also known as the Integrated Forestry and Farming System (IFFS), as an integrated movement to prevent forest and peatland fires and to empower locals in and around concession areas.
Belantara Foundation was founded to distribute funding for forest conservation efforts in Indonesia. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas provides US$10 million per year for five years.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas received 18 awards, four of which were from the ministries of the Republic of Indonesia:
1. Climate village award for the DMPA program from the Environment and Forestry Ministry
2. Recognition of the DMPA program by the Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry
3. Green Industry Award from the Trade Ministry
4. Sustainable Business Practices Awards in the category of Best Energy Management from the National Development Planning Ministry in cooperation with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), and the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas launches its new brand as an opportunity to strengthen its transformation process into a world-class pulp and paper company.
Policies and Documents
Policies and Documents
Not enough information? Explore our publications and reports through the menu below to learn more about our sustainability commitments and achievements.
- Company Policies
- Sustainability Reports
- FCP Progress Update
- Integrated Forestry & Farming System
- Integrated Fire Management