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
APRIL is now the single largest converter of natural forest among Indonesia’s pulp producers.
APRIL: Indonesia has approximately 131 million hectares of forest estate. The Indonesian Government has zoned 53 million hectares as conservation and protected forests and about 78 million hectares for production forest development.
All of APRIL’s wood supply comes from these development zones, on land that the Indonesian Government has licensed specifically for industrial plantation development (HTI).
APRIL should “change their unsustainable business model and stop draining peat soils and converting forests”.
APRIL: We fundamentally disagree with any claim that our business model is unsustainable. In fact, our key objective and one that we are diligently working towards, is to reach a point where all of our fibre comes from renewable and sustainable plantation sources. That is at the heart of our business model – making good commercial and environmental sense.