APRIL’s public commitments to sustainable and natural forest fibre free operations after 2009 has been greenwashing.
APRIL: Our commitment to sustainable and responsible forest management is real – demonstrated on-the-ground by more than 200,000 hectares of conservation forest that is set aside and protected as a result of our efforts, our support for significant eco-restoration programmes on the Kampar Peninsula – and in our commitment to establish plantations sufficient to meet all of our fibre needs in the future.
Pulped Natural Forest Wood From Protection Area
APRIL knowingly pulped natural forest wood from concessions inside areas that were designated for protection according to national regulations.
APRIL: This is categorically untrue. APRIL does not source wood from high conservation value areas and complies with all national regulations.
Conflict with Local Communities
The company’s operations caused serious conflict with local communities.
APRIL: Positive relationships with local communities are essential to APRIL’s long-term success.
APRIL works actively to establish and maintain ongoing relationships with local people who live in proximity to our plantation estates. APRIL’s management systems ensure that plantation development processes foster full respect for the dignity, culture, human rights, aspirations and natural resource-based livelihoods of indigenous peoples and other local people.