KPMG appointed to assess implementation of APRIL’s sustainability policy

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee oversee APRIL's Sustainable Forest Management Policy implementation

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has appointed KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) to conduct specified auditing procedures to assess implementation of APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP).  SAC is due to issue a report of recommendations in November based on KPMG PRI’s findings.

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

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Second Meeting Report

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) met for the second time in August and recommend improvements on the implementation of APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy.  Here is the complete SAC meeting report:  Read more ›

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

Tackling Land and Forest Fire

APRIL firefighting effort

Fires in Indonesia that cause haze across South East Asia are an ongoing problem. APRIL is working hard to be part of the solution.  Read more ›

Posted in Indonesia, Forestry & Development

Latest Research on Land and Forest Fires in Indonesia

Forest Fire

Fire and haze are an annual problem.  Who starts the fires?  Where do they originate?

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Posted in Indonesia, Forestry & Development, The Real Causes of Deforestation in Indonesia

APRIL on WWF’s Latest Advisory

APRIL is fully committed to its Sustainable Forest Management Policy

On July 17th, WWF issued an advisory that included recommendations on APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy.  The advisory is noteworthy.  Guidance from stakeholders helps make us more sustainable.  We appreciate all inputs communicated in their advisory.  APRIL found significant areas of alignment with the organisation’s recommendations.

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

APRIL Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) – Six Months After

Forest Management

In January, APRIL announced a Sustainable Forest Management Policy to conserve, protect and revitalize Indonesia’s forest resources. Since then, we’ve been working hard to implement the policy. We’ve had successes. We’ve made mistakes. We’ve also attracted a lot of attention – not all of it positive. So, six months in, we thought it would be good to assess where we are with the APRIL policy. Read more ›

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

APRIL provides updates on forest fires in its concessions including map coordinates, the causes of fires and the status of firefighting efforts.

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Facts and perspectives about forestry in Indonesia and APRIL's activities and practices. We welcome comment from those with constructive points of view to add to the discussion.

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