SFMP 2.0

APRIL Group’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0

3 June 2015


APRIL is committed to sustainable development in all locations where we operate by implementing best practices in social, environmental and economic spheres, guided by our business philosophy that whatever we do must be “Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate and Good for Company”.

We are committed to eliminating deforestation from our supply chain and to protecting the forest and peatland landscapes in which we operate and to supporting best practice forest management in all countries where we source wood fiber. We commit to respecting human rights and environmental aspects throughout our supply chains. Our goal is to be a good and responsible neighbor in the local, national and global community.

APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0 was developed with inputs from APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and key stakeholders from civil society. This Policy is an evolution of APRIL’s SFMP 1.0, launched on 28 January 2014. This Policy is also aligned with the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Sustainability Framework.

A number of addenda have been made to the original SFMP 2.0 2015 policy after consultations with internal and external stakeholders; the following addenda included in 2018 are Invasive Species Policy, Genetically Modified Organisms Use Policy, Pesticides and other Hazardous Materials Use Policy, and Commitment to protect species of conservation concern.

The commitments made in this document apply entirely and exclusively to APRIL. It also covers all current and future wood suppliers to APRIL as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships.

APRIL and its suppliers commit to regular monitoring to identify any spontaneous regeneration, unusual mortality, diseases, insect outbreaks or other adverse ecological impacts. There are clear operational procedures defining effective management actions to control invasive species from sites in which they may regenerate.

Invasive Species Policy

APRIL declares that no GMOs are used or are present in license areas or areas where research takes place under the company’s direct or indirect responsibility.

Genetically Modified Organism Use Policy

APRIL is committed to not using any restricted materials as listed in Annex 3 of the IFCC Standard 2013, the World Health Organisation Type Ia or Ib (2013), the Stockholm Convention (2016) and the Rotterdam Convention (2015).

Pesticides and Other Hazardous Materials Use Policy

APRIL and its suppliers commit to protecting rare, threatened and endangered species and their habitats that are present within operational areas using the best information available. This includes reference to the IUCN Red List, Indonesian Regulation and relevant International Conventions ratified by the Republic of Indonesia including CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar).

Commitment to Protect Species of Conservation Concern

Sustainability Policy

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