Free Prior and Informed Consent

Our Forest Conservation Policy announced on February 5th 2013, has led to a significant change in our social policies with the adoption of the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). With the support of TFT and consultation with relevant stakeholders, APP developed a Standard Operating Procedure for FPIC Implementation in New Planting Areas in April 2013 and FPIC Implementation Procedures in Mill Development in May 2013.

The FPIC implementation procedure has been conducted during the development of APP’s new mill  in Ogan Komering llir (OKI), South Sumatra Province. We recognise the rights of indigenous peoples to occupy and use their land.Together with TFT, APP started the FPIC process with preparatory work such as: internal training for APP staff, completion of a land tenure study and the mapping of all communities whose lands are likely to be impacted by the new mill development. Socialisation materials were prepared to provide clear information on the mill development and its potential impact on communities. The development of our new OKI pulp mill in South Sumatra represents a significant investment for APP and we worked closely with the local community & NGOs to follow FPIC processes in the development of the mill site. We conducted workshops and held public consultations from the mill’s planning stages through to site construction and production.

In 2015, APP revised its FPIC protocol  to clarify that FPIC also applies to new proposed activities in already developed plantation areas that may have a significant impact on the community. 

14.08.2019 | Asia P.
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