APRIL at Jakarta forestry exhibition

APRIL booth at Jakarta Forestry Exhibition

At the annual forestry exhibition in Jakarta, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, APRIL and its operations unit PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) displays its sustainable forest management practice, eco-restoration program as well as its fire management capabilities.

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Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

Seeking common ground to resolve Indonesia’s fire and haze quandary

THE TEAM FROM NUS AND SIIA WITH ANDERSON TANOTO AT RGE'S RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN RIAU PROVINCE.

In a recently published editorial in The Straits Times, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Professor Simon Tay, examined the complex issues on the ground relating to Indonesia’s land and forest fire issue. Read more ›

Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

APRIL PARTICIPATES IN SINGAPORE HAZE ROUNDTABLE AND EXHIBITION

Prof. Simon Tay, Ian Wevell (APRIL), Dr. Amy Khor, Petrus Gunarso (APRIL) at SIIA campaign to stop fire and haze.

Organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), a leading think-tank focused on research, analysis and discussion of regional and international issues, last week’s roundtable discussion and exhibition provided an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss solutions to the ongoing issue of haze, while at the same time provide the Singapore public with information and context on the collaborative efforts of industry, NGOs and governments to develop lasting solutions. Read more ›

Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

APRIL REWARDS FIRE PREVENTION EFFORTS IN RIAU

APRIL awards Teluk Meranti village for zero-burn practice

Pangkalan Kerinci – Teluk Meranti’s successful fire prevention efforts were rewarded recently, with the village receiving Rp. 100 million from the community development fund of APRIL’s operations unit, PT. Riau Andalan Pulpand Paper (RAPP).

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Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

APRIL responses to SAC’s recommendations

APRIL implements SAC's recommendations

The independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee created to oversee APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy met for three days in August with executives of the company.  It announced the appointment of an independent auditor to assess the Policy’s implementation and pledged to publicize the assessment in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

Indonesian Forests to Benefit from PEFC Certification

APRIL to seek PEFC certification

APRIL Group welcomes the news that the Indonesian Forest Certification Cooperation (IFCC) has received endorsement from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world’s leading forest certification system.

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Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)
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