13 November 2013
APP regards the FSC certification system as one of the world’s most credible standards for responsible forest management. We are therefore encouraged to hear that the board of directors has welcomed our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and is interested in understanding how the policy’s objectives will be achieved. We hope that their interest will ultimately lead to an agreement to consider a formal re-association with APP.
The introduction of our FCP on February 5th, initiated a large scale transformation of APP’s forestry and pulpwood operations. All natural forest clearance was halted pending a series of assessments to determine which parts of our suppliers' concessions have forest with High Carbon Stock and which are of High Conservation Value, all of which will be protected. We have also committed to adhere to the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as part of the way we address social issues.
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