The development and delivery of APRIL Group’s sustainability practices are driven by an External Affairs Council that convenes once every month. Members of this Council include APRIL Group Board Chairman, RAPP President Director and the Sustainability Director. Business heads and key members of the sustainability team participate as required.
The Sustainability Director leads an integrated management structure, which comprises representatives from both our Jakarta office and our operating business units located in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, Sumatra.
At operational level, APRIL Group’s sustainability management is divided between our forestry plantations and our Kerinci mill complex.
Following the announcement of APRIL Group’s SFMP in January 2014, an independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) was formed to provide external, independent monitoring on the Policy’s implementation. The SAC is updated with matters concerning the implementation of the Policy and provides recommendations to guide its implementation.
The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) currently have five members comprising forestry, environmental, business and social experts. In 2014, the SAC appointed KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. to assess APRIL Group’s implementation of its SFMP. Based on KPMG’s assessment, the Committee issued recommendations to APRIL Group that where reported publically on APRIL Group’s website as well as communicated directly to stakeholders.
As of December 2014, the SAC has met twice and made a series of recommendations to APRIL Group management and sustainability team. The SAC-appointed KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. performed specified auditing procedures on the implementation of the Policy. The result was finalized in November 2014 and reported to the SAC who then issued a set of recommendations to APRIL Group.
As a follow up to the Committee’s recommendations, APRIL Group published an Action Plan in March 2015, detailing the company’s direction and timeline to achieve the objectives set out in the Action Plan.