Atlanta, Ga. – (July 2, 2014)
In a featured editorial in the June 2014 issue of Pulp & Paper International (PPI), Editor Mark Rushton describes the dynamic relationship between Solaris Paper’s strategic supply partner, Asia Pulp & Paper, and environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF. What started as a hostile relationship, has now transformed into one of collaboration and praise with the adoption of APP’s groundbreaking sustainability commitments.
Rushton acknowledges the development of positive relationships between APP and the NGOs to be “one of the most remarkable turnarounds of NGO opposition ever seen, not only in the pulp and paper industry, but surely in all industries.”
In February 2013, APP launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). This policy put an end to forest clearance across its entire supply chain. And in April 2014, the company expanded upon its commitment to include restoring over 1 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest.
Rushton concludes the article with the prediction that rapidly renewable fiber (RRF) sources, such as the fiber grown by APP in its sustainably managed plantations, will be “hot stuff” in the future; and continues to observe APP’s movements toward forest conservations and restoration.
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
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.