Monthly Archives: marzo 2017

After APP, also APRIL sanctioned by the Ministry

After removing the recently (illegally) plated acacia from APP plantations, an Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry high level inspection team visited the plantation of APRIL subsidiary PT RAPP and removed the acacia plants.  

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NGOs send a letter to Asia Pulp & Paper, urging reform of APP structures and practices

A group of NGOs sent a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, after a stakeholder engagement forum in Jakarta on October 5th. At the forum, APP presented information on how it is attempting to implement its Forest Conservation Policy and … Continue reading

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NGOs send a letter to Asia Pulp & Paper, urging reform of APP structures and practices

A group of nearly 60 Indonesian and international NGOs sent a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, to express their concern regarding a new possible supplier, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (PT BRS). According to a recent NGO report, the company has … Continue reading

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Proposed wood source for APP’s controversial OKI Mill sparks

A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities A joint investigation report released in English  by Indonesian NGOs titled “Local Communities Reject PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera, … Continue reading

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APP still under investigation in Singapore

The newspaper Straits Times report that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is still under investigation by Singapore authorities, as the company has not provided enough information to the investigating the fires and haze that affected Singapore in 2015. The authorities are … Continue reading

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APP uninvites selected press from visiting controversial mill

According to Ecobuiness.com, journalist, Robin Hicks writing in Eco-Business, recounts how he was “uninvited” from an APP press trip to its OKI mill at the 11th hour. APP told Hicks it was not ready to tell the mill’s sustainability story, … Continue reading

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