MUMBAI: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) marked the 5th anniversary of its landmark sustainability commitment, the Forest Conservation Policy (FCP).
Under the policy, which was developed with the assistance of NGOs and other partners, APP committed itself to achieving deforestation-free supply chain, and to advance towards becoming a more sustainable business.
At an event for stakeholders, APP reviewed the progress it has made since 2013, identified challenges, and restated commitments to areas of continuing effort.
The FCP comprises four commitments; to protect natural forests, to better manage peatlands, to partner with local communities, and to implement a sustainable supply chain. Since the FCP was established in February 2013, APP has made substantial progress on many of these commitments, such as:
- Ending natural forest conversion by its pulpwood suppliers, and transitioning to sourcing 100% plantation fibre for its production.
- Ensuring its supply chain continues to be free from deforestation, robust systems have been implemented and compliances are third-party verified.
- 0.01% of area impacted by Forest Fires in 2017 out of the total gross area
- 0.1% natural forest loss rate in APP’s suppliers protected areas by third-party deforestation (Mar 2017 – Jan 2018)
- 46% of social conflicts has been resolved
To review the full 2018 FCP Progress Report, please visit this link.
Report based on Asia Pulp & Paper statement.
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