APRIL Group Featured in UNGC Global Goals in Action Campaign
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has featured APRIL Group in its Global Goals in Action series, which discusses how businesses are aligning their strategies to the UNGC’s Ten Principles and taking action towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Bey Soo Khiang, Chairman, APRIL Group, talks about the company’s adoption of the SDGs and the UNGC’s Ten Principles and how they have informed its approach to sustainability and conservation, including its 1-for-1 commitment where APRIL aims to conserve one hectare of forest for every hectare of plantation.
“We have used these Principles as a basis to guide our plans for sustainability, and how we are going to implement various programs and actions to achieve our sustainability and conservation objectives. The Goals give us a common framework to collaborate with external stakeholders. From a collaboration point of view, we can get to a point of discerning what are the needs of these stakeholders, particularly the communities,” said Mr. Bey.
APRIL is an advocate for the implementation of the SDGs by business. The company has been working with PwC and UNDP Indonesia on an in-depth assessment of its baseline impact against priority SDGs and selected targets.
Watch the video here.