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).

Free, prior and informed consent means that a community has the right to give or withhold its consent to projects that may affect the lands they customarily own, occupy or use.

Where new plantations are proposed, APP will respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, including recognition of customary land rights.

19.02.2018 | Laura B.
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