APRIL GROUP RESPONDS TO MONGABAY STORY ON PULAU PADANG

Sustainable Forest plantation

APRIL Group rejects claims made in a letter published by Mongabay on 22 April discussing our activities on the Island of Pulau Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, as well as the sweeping false claims included in the article. Read more ›

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APRIL REGRETS POLICY BREACH – TAKES IMMEDIATE ACTION

APRIL's mozaic plantation

APRIL regrets that there has been a breach of an important policy commitment on our concession area at Pulau Padang. We are deeply disappointed and understand the seriousness of this breach. We are taking immediate disciplinary action with those involved and reviewing all our processes to ensure this does not happen again.

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

APRIL SFMP Action Plan 2015

APRIL SFMP Action Plan 2015

Following the Stakeholder Advisory Committee’s (SAC) December 2014 meeting and the subsequent publication of its recommendations relating to the KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG) specified auditing procedures on APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) implementation, we are pleased to enclose an Action Plan outlining immediate and future steps as well as completed actions. This Plan is submitted in accordance with APRIL’s SFM Policy Verification Process. Read more ›

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

SHINING LIGHT ON INDONESIA’S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES — THE ECONOMIST SUMMIT 2015, JAKARTA

Tony Wenas of PT. Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper

Jakarta, 10 March 2015 — As part of ongoing engagement with external communities, APRIL joined a high profile group of decision makers including government officials, business leaders and opinion formers in Jakarta last month to discuss and debate the macro-economic and political challenges and opportunities facing Indonesia. Read more ›

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The Bigger Picture: Conservation and Eco-Restoration Sits Alongside Production Forestry In Indonesia

april forest

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It is important we comment on a video recently distributed by Greenpeace depicting legal commercial plantation forestry activity in Indonesia involving APRIL and its suppliers. Read more ›

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APRIL Points to Progress on Sustainable Forest Management – Rejects Greenpeace Claims

Reforesting degraded forest

Greenpeace has recently made a number of statements attacking APRIL’s progress and track record on sustainable forest management. We reject these claims. Read more ›

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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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