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Indonesia is blessed with abundant sunshine, making it the perfect place for our renewable plantations – and for solar power.

We’ve installed 1MW of solar panels at our operations in Pangkalan Kerinci as part of a project to install 20MW by 2025. When completed it will be one of the largest solar installations by a private company in Indonesia.

It’s also unique because it’s built over a closed landfill, making use of land that otherwise has to remain untouched.

APRIL Group already uses leftover organic material from the production process to provide renewable energy for our operations, providing just over 80 per cent of electricity needs in our mill.

We want to increase that to 90 per cent by 2030, while also reducing the carbon emissions from our production by 25 per cent as part of our APRIL2030 sustainability commitment.

The solar panels will also help us achieve our APRIL2030 commitment to source 50% of fibre operation energy needs from renewables and cleaner energy sources. It’s all part of our plan to further phase out the use of fossil fuels as we continue to build a green complex at our operations in Kerinci.

APRIL2030 is our vision for meeting the challenges of the next decade, and is comprised of four commitments with 18 ambitious targets – Climate Positive, Thriving Landscape, Inclusive Progress and Sustainable Growth.

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