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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)

Member since February 2013

Introduction

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).

Objectives

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.

Key Stats

100% of APP products come from plantation fibre.
Since 2013, we have helped APP resolve nearly half of all social conflicts in their supply chain.
Over 600,000 hectares of forest have been set aside for conservation as a result of HCV-HCS assessments conducted in partnership with APP.

Key Milestones

Feb 2013

Natural forest clearance moratorium and Forest Conservancy Policy (FCP) is launched; started conflict mapping, and Growth & Yield study for plantation productivity and wood supply efficiency

Apr 2015

HCV-HCS assessments completed for all suppliers, resulting in over 600,000 hectares of forest being set aside as protected areas

Sep 2016

Integrated Sustainable Forest Management Plan (ISFMP) completed for all suppliers, covering guidance for responsible production, conservation, social and labour rights aspects

May 2017

Commissioning of MacDonald, Dettwitler and Associates (MDA) technology for forest alert service to monitor deforestation threats in APP concessions

Our work

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.

News & Stories

May 27, 2019

A review of APP's efforts to protect forests and people in its supply chain

May 17, 2018

TFT's response to Greenpeace’s decision to end its engagement with Asia Pulp and Paper

Apr 2, 2015

High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit launched