Category Archives: illegal logging

Paradise Papers for APRIL

  An investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reveals that APRIL has shuffled billions of dollars through a web of offshore companies. Big banks such as Credit Suisse and ABN Amro have continued to lend to April’s … Continue reading

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Advisory Board members ask APRIL to put Indonesian government decisions into action

WWF and Greenpeace, both of which are members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) – a committee established by the APRIL Group to oversee the implementation of its Sustainability Policy – have declared that APRIL must abide by the decisions made by the Indonesian government in the wake … Continue reading

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More troubles for APRIL

APRIL’s subsidiary PT RAPP incurred in an administrative sanction for serious breach of toxic waste regulations. Despite the company claims to have addressed the problem, a recent supervision by the ministry revealed that the company is still not yet in compliance.

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Indonesia: how the illegal loggers prevailed over the police

In July 2007, the police of the province of Riau, Indonesia, launched a massive operation against illegal logging. Riau, in Sumatra, is one of the last sanctuaries of the South-east Asian rainforest. The police filled 157 cases, outlined in 127 … Continue reading

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Fornitore della APRIL multato per taglio illegale

A timber supplier of APRIL in Riau was fined by Supreme Court in August trial to pay compensation amount to 16.2 trillion (US$1.19 billion) for illegal logging and environmental destruction occurred during 2004-2006 in Pelalawan district, Riau province. PT Merbau … Continue reading

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APP under the spotlight as another company found replanting burned peatlands

After revealing how a subsidiary of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), PT BAP, carried out land preparation and the replanting of acacia in last year’s burned peatlands, Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has also now demonstrated that another … Continue reading

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APP: Illegal operations on burned peat

The Environment and Forestry Ministry found APP suppliers PT BAP continuing to carry out land preparation and replanting of acacia in last year’s burned peatlands, a few days after the Ministry also found an other APP suppliers, PT WBH doing … Continue reading

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Caught in illegal activities, APRIL send the security against the Peat Agency

APRIL controlled PT RAPP has been found converting peatlands and digging canals in the Padang Island (Sumatra) in violation with the law. The local community informed the Peat Agency about the facts. The Peat Restoration Agency has been created by the … Continue reading

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APP concession condemned for forest fires

The government required companies to restore the plantation land that has been burned in Autumn 2015. Great parts of three APP pulpwood concessions in South Sumatra were very seriously affected by these peat fires. In August this year, the High … Continue reading

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Major APRIL supplier found in serious breach

According to the forest portal ForestHints.news, one of APRIL’s major suppliers, PT SRL, has reportedly violated the Environment and Forestry Minister’s decree freezing the license of this pulpwood plantation concession in mid-November 2015 due to its role in last year’s massive peat fires. … Continue reading

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