Fire Free Alliance: One Year On
The Government of Indonesia has intensified efforts to protect the environment by preventing fires and strengthening the country’s fire-fighting response. Supporting the Government’s leadership on fire prevention is a voluntary multi-stakeholder group called Fire Free Alliance (FFA).
More than 200 villages, covering at least 1.5 million hectares of land in various parts of Indonesia, are now participating in community-based fire prevention initiatives. This is the result of the first year of collaborative work of the FFA, which is made up of forestry and agriculture companies, NGOs, and other concerned partners committed to resolving Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze issues.
Established in February 2016, the FFA focuses on fire prevention through community engagement. Founding members include APRIL, Asian Agri, IDH, Musim Mas, PM.Haze and Wilmar. The Alliance also welcomed Sime Darby and IOI Group as new members, announced on the sidelines of the Responsible Business Forum held in Jakarta.