The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Board of Directors conditionally approved a roadmap towards ending its disassociation from Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) at the organization’s meeting in Yogyakarta (Indonesia).
According to the announcement, as part of the conditions, the Board requires that remaining stakeholder concerns will have to be addressed through additional plans. These will have to be developed separately from the roadmap and in consultation with stakeholders to lay out the performance thresholds APP will have to meet and how the completion of the roadmap will be verified.
The FSC Secretariat will lead the development of relevant performance indicators and verification plans, supported by a third-party expert team, to be submitted to the FSC Board of Directors for final approval.
Earlier APP received the “Special Commendation for Best Practice” for its Forest Conservation Policy.
About Asia Pulp & Paper:
The company is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. On any given day, our products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms all over the world. Started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, currently the company runs nine mills located in Java and Sumatra islands with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 9 million tons.