Posted 二月 5, 2016
Feb 06, 2016. /Lesprom Network/. APRIL Group , one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world, has been accepted by PEFC as an International Stakeholder member.
“By joining the PEFC alliance we have the opportunity to share our experience as an advocate for sustainable forestry, while benefiting from the insights shared by other members,” said Lucita Jasmin, APRIL Group Director for External Affairs.
“As an industry based in the global South, there is much to contribute from our journey, particularly on the aspect of integrating social development and poverty alleviation in our sustainability approach. We are also eager to participate in conversations that help advance the standards and best practices of sustainable forestry.”
APRIL Group achieved PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification for its first forest area in June earlier this year. The company now has more than 60% of its concession in Indonesia PEFC-certified, adding to the existing PEFC Chain of Custody certification awarded to its manufacturing operations.
As a member, APRIL Group will play an active role in supporting PEFC’s commitment to promote sustainable forest management in Indonesia and around the world.
With APRIL Group joining as an International Stakeholder member, PEFC now counts 22 International Stakeholder members, as well as 41 national members.
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.