Transparency and openness are key to our ability to achieve our ambitious promise of zero deforestation. We have engaged with – and will continue to engage with – NGOs and civil society, communities, customers and employees to listen, learn and control our future efforts to conserve natural tropical forest, and to become a business reliant solely on well-managed plantation resources.
With our partners at The Forest Trust (TFT) we have embarked on the wide reaching process of tracking and evaluating many aspects of our operations in consultation with NGOs in Indonesia and around the world. This section invites you to monitor what is happening on the ground through information provided on the dashboard monitoring system we are developing in consultation with civil society in Indonesia. The purpose of the dashboard is to flag data on conservation evaluation as it happens, mapping progress, and critically, it includes problems we may encounter on the way and the remedial action we are taking as a result.
Looking further ahead we also see certification as an important next rung of the ladder. We have achieved Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Green Purchasing Law (GPL) and Indonesia Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) certification. Our goal though, is to look beyond the basics of compliance and the certainty of certification in our overall business. APP's Forest Conservation Policy - the most significant development in our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 - is indicative of this.
We have committed to transparency and are working with a range of groups to clarify and control our future efforts to conserve natural tropical forest.