Trade Resources Industry Views APRILl Will Rely Solely on Plantations to Provide The Fibre for Its Pulp

APRILl Will Rely Solely on Plantations to Provide The Fibre for Its Pulp

The group has just been awarded a PEFC sustainable forest management certification.

APRIL is Indonesia’s second largest paper and pulp company, and will rely solely on plantations to provide the fibre for its pulp, and not rainforest fibre.

“This is a major step in our 15-year sustainability journey,” said APRIL group president Praveen Singhavi.

Awarded jointly with the Indonesian Forest Certification Co, the APRIL Group now has 45% of its long-term wood supply PEFC certified in Indonesia, with more than 300,000 hectares of its concession area certified.

The group’s manufacturing operations are already PEFC Chain-of-Custody certified, and now becomes PEFC certified end-to-end throughout its supply chain.

Tony Wenas, managing director of APRIL Group’s Indonesia operations, said he was delighted to be the first Indonesian forestry company to be awarded our PEFC certification.

“It reflects that we have made strong progress in sustainable management of our plantations.”

Ben Gunneberg, PEFC chief executive and secretary general, said: “The achievement of

PEFC certification by April Group acknowledges the progress the company and the country have made towards a sustainable future for Indonesian forestry – a future that recognises the interdependence of environmental, social and economic objectives.”

April Group said it is working towards certification of its remaining forestry areas, which it expects to complete later this year.

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