APRIL GROUP DECLARES ‘FIRE DANGER PERIOD’ IN RIAU CONCESSION AREAS

Forest Fire Monitoring Room

The “Fire Danger Period” declaration today serves as an alert to APRIL staffs as well as local communities in Riau to stay vigilant on the possibility of fires occurring in surrounding areas, due to hot and dry weather forecasted in the region. Read more ›

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APRIL GROUP AWAITS FINAL MAPPING ANALYSIS TO CLARIFY NGO CONCERNS ON MORATORIUM DEADLINE

APRIL Group - Sustainable Forest Plantation

APRIL Group is in ongoing discussion to resolve enquiries regarding the halting of harvesting before 15 May 2015. The May date was stipulated as the cut-off in APRIL Group’s recently published SFMP 2.0, which included a moratorium as part of its commitment to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain.

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APRIL Appoints Independent Third Party to Monitor and Analyze Land Change

Sustainable Forest Plantation

As part of our commitment to transparency, APRIL appoints PT Hatfield Indonesia to monitor and analyze land changes within mixed hard wood post harvest areas on Pulau Padang and Malinau. Read more ›

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APRIL Communicates SFMP 2.0 with Local Stakeholders

Led by Tony Wenas, APRIL Indonesia Operations MD, APRIL team discusses the details of the SFMP 2.0 with NGO representatives in Riau.

The Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0 was launched on 3 June 2015 in Jakarta. APRIL met with representatives of NGOs in Riau to familiarize the details of the Policy.

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Fourth Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting Report

SAC Members at its 4th meeting in Riau Province

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) met for the fourth time in the last week of May 2015 to review APRIL’s updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0.  The complete SAC 4th Meeting Report is available for download here.
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APRIL GROUP FIRST TO RECEIVE PEFC CERTIFICATION IN INDONESIA

Tony Wenas, APRIL Indonesia Operations MD (third from right) holds APRIL’s PEFC/IFCC certification witnessed by Ben Gunneberg from PEFC, Dradjad Wibowo, IFCC Chairman and APRIL President Praveen Singhavi.

Earlier today in Jakarta, APRIL Group joined representatives from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world’s leading forest certification system, and its Indonesian partner, the Indonesian Forest Certification Co-Operation (IFCC), in announcing the first PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification  for an Indonesian forestry company.

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