Indonesia-based Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is one of the biggest companies in the pulp and paper industry, producing more than 19 million tonnes of pulp, paper and packaging every year from its operations in Indonesia and China. APP’s sustainability commitments are manifested through its Sustainability Roadmap: Vision 2020 and Forest Conservation Policy (FCP).
Since 2012, we have been working closely with APP to explore the company’s values. This resulted in the launch of their Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in February 2013 – a game-changer in the pulp and paper industry. Since then, our work with them has focused on FCP implementation related to forests, peatlands, people and the supply chain. In an increasingly challenging sustainability journey, APP’s membership focuses on providing strategic and technical advice to address key issues.
First Growth and Yield study, resulting in the roll out of action plans for plantation productivity and wood supply efficiency
Start of social conflict mapping.
HCV-HCS assessments completed for all suppliers, resulting in over 600,000 hectares of forest being set aside as protected areas
Launching of Collaborative Conservation Management program to address third party deforestation
In support of APP’s transformation journey, we work with them to tackle third-party deforestation, implement their Integrated Sustainable Forest Management Plan (ISFMP), maintain and strengthen relationships with local communities, protect workers’ welfare and ensure a deforestation-free supply chain. We also aim to continue improving transparency and verification via technology, independent observers, stakeholder engagement and an FCP monitoring dashboard.