Atlanta, GA (September 9, 2014)
It has been eighteen months since Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its groundbreaking Forest Conservation Policy in February 2013. Since then, the company has not only put sustainability at the forefront of its business model, but it has also continued to expand upon its zero deforestation commitment.
APP recently published an FCP Update. This report provides an in depth review of the progress APP has made over the past year.
Aida Greenbury, Managing Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement for APP, introduces the report in saying, “Since we launched the FCP last year, the Zero Deforestation movement has become more and more global. There continues to be growing support from businesses, governments and civil society and we are proud to be playing a leading role.”
She goes on to say, “We recently committed to one of the largest rainforest conservation initiatives undertaken by any company in the world, with our promise to support the protection and restoration of one million hectares of tropical rainforest in Indonesia. This ambitious goal will help bring more players into the global Zero Deforestation movement, as it will need the co-operation of a broad range of stakeholders in the landscapes in which we operate.”
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 atwww.asiapulppaper.com
About Solaris Paper
Solaris Paper®, Inc. (SPI) is a U.S. based manufacturer of premium quality towel and tissue products for the North American Away-From-Home commercial marketplace. SPI’s products are made from virgin Rapidly Renewable Fiber, which produces a whiter, brighter, softer and greener product. SPI is dedicated to a sustainable business model. Our commitment applies to the full scope of our operations, starting with our primary strategic supply partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) through end-of product life scenarios. Solaris Paper’s family of products currently includes Nvi® Advanced Dispensing Systems, Nvi® LoCor®, Livi® VPG and Livi® Basic Towel and Tissue. To learn more about Solaris Paper and our full line of product offerings, please visit SolarisPaper.com.