APRIL on WWF’s Latest Advisory
On July 17th, WWF issued an advisory that included recommendations on APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy. The advisory is noteworthy. Guidance from stakeholders helps make us more sustainable. We appreciate all inputs communicated in their advisory. APRIL found significant areas of alignment with the organisation’s recommendations.
We acknowledge that during the first six months of our policy implementation, we encountered some shortcomings, such as a miscommunication between APRIL and a supplier in North Kalimantan. We appreciate the willingness of WWF-Indonesia to take part in a joint field verification process to investigate a suspected policy violation by the supplier. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has been informed and updated on this case.
We will be discussing this North Kalimantan supplier matter, as well as the recommendations in WWF’s advisory, at the next SAC meeting in August and seek the Committee’s advice.
APRIL is fully committed to its Sustainable Forest Management Policy and will continue to vigorously enforce the commitments made in the policy. We welcome scrutiny of our policy and benefit from the views of our stakeholders. We will continue to engage with them as we implement the policy.