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About APRIL

Creating livelihoods and building the nation responsibly

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Our Operations

APRIL Group’s pulp and paper mill and plantation operations are primarily in and around the major town of Pangkalan Kerinci in Riau Province, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. At the mill site, APRIL Group has built a company town that can house up to 7,000 people and includes schools, medical facilities, leisure facilities, religious facilities, sporting grounds and other amenities for employees and their families.

In addition to the pulp mill and plantations, APRIL Group has invested significantly in infrastructure to take its products to market including roads, ports and an airport.

Pulp & Paper Mill

Our pulp and paper mill located at Pangkalan Kerinci in Riau Province Indonesia is capable of producing up to 2.8 million tonnes of pulp and 850,000 tonnes of paper per year.

The mill uses world-class engineering and technology to produce quality pulp and paper products sold around the world. We operate the mill on the principles of “lean manufacturing”, which results in efficient practices in the use of energy and water and in minimising emissions.

pulp and paper mill

Find out more about our Paper and Pulp Products.

Plantation and Land Use

Since the commencement of our operations, APRIL Group has worked towards creating an entirely plantation-grown supply of wood.

We ensure that sensitive areas of the forests are conserved, land use within our concessions is optimised and local communities share the benefits of development. Since 2005, APRIL Group has voluntarily undertaken High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments within its concessions before operations commence. These assessments identify areas to be set aside for conservation and protection. They also identify plantable non-conservation areas for plantation establishment, areas suitable for community plantation and continued community use, and areas for infrastructure development.

Of the 1 million hectares of land APRIL Group manages, 480,000 hectares is used for plantations. The remaining 51% is set aside for conservation, community use and infrastructure. Our commitment is detailed in our Sustainable Forest Management Policy.

APRIL Group’s land use management plans for its directly held concessions meet all land use criteria and delineation requirements stipulated in the Indonesia’s Government’s forestry regulations.

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