12 November 2013
Asia Pulp and Paper today releases its fourth update report on its Sustainability Roadmap: Vision 2020. The report provides an overview of the company’s work to end deforestation in its supply chain.
On February 5th APP introduced its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which saw the introduction of a moratorium on all natural forest clearance pending a series of assessments to determine which parts of its suppliers’ concessions are of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and which are of High Conservation Value (HCV), all of which will be protected.
While there have been a limited number of breaches (affecting less than 170 hectares), the causes of which have been addressed, the moratorium continues to be effective, while assessments are ongoing. HCS assessments are set for completion in the first half of 2014, while HCV assessments will be completed by March 2014. As these assessments are completed, Integrated Sustainable Forest Management Plans will be developed that set out the company’s strategy for ensuring natural forest is adequately protected.
Read more from Asian Pulp and Paper here.