Deforestation-tainted wood entered APP’s industry

 

While APP/Sinar Mas had yet to report any progress on this review, on August 5, 2018 Koalisi Anti Mafia Hutan found that a supply of deforestation-tainted wood entered APP’s industry at its Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Mill in Riau, Sumatra from the concession of PT Fajar Surya Swadaya (FSS) in East Kalimantan.

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APP confirmed this finding and said the purchase of wood was an “administrative lapse”. It acknowledged using some of the wood to make pallets and as fuel for its boilers.

 

This is not in accordance with APP’s “zero deforestation” commitment.