Mongabay.com – (March 26, 2014)
Mongabay.com recently published an article entitled, “Community's push to clear forest for plantation challenges efforts to conserve in Indonesia,” discussing Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) negotiations with a community group led by Hasan Basri in the Sumatra Riau Province. APP is challenging Basri’s group to stop deforestation on high conservation value (HCV) land in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Basri, however, is evoking his ancestral right to 700 hectares of peat forest, also within the 35,000 hectare concession managed by APP, with the intent to clear the forest for plantation. Such destruction would breach APP’s commitment of zero deforestation outlined in their Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) which launched on February 5, 2013.
APP is in the process of negotiating with Basri to exchange his plans of demolishing the area under APP’s management with non-HCV land.
Read the entire article on mongabay.com, http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0320-deforestation-app-vs-caliph.html#7H2SGGOTU5UM2ccu.99
APP is a strategic sourcing partner of Solaris Paper®. To learn more about APP’s FCP, visit www.asiapulpandpaper.com/sustainability.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. The majority of APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC.
APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 in June 2012 and its Forest Conservation Policy in February 2013, to further improve its environmental performance, biodiversity conservation, and protection of community rights. More information can be found at www.asiapulppaper.com.
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