Pulp and Paper Products
Responsible development includes economic, environmental, and social sustainability, which can be achieved by prudently managing natural resources and human capital in the most discreet manner
APP traces its beginnings to 1972 with the start-up of Tjiwi Kimia as a chemical company producing caustic soda and other chemicals for the paper industry. As business grew, Tjiwi Kimia ventured into paper production, with a small capacity of 12,000 tons per year. Today, paper mills in China and Indonesia under the APP brand produce more than 19 million tons of various paper products, making it one of the world’s largest producers.
As a leading global pulp and paper company, we commit to provide superior value to our customers, sustainably and responsibly. We believe in creating a sustainable future through our products and we are doing our part to chart the path ahead through our new Forest Conservation Policy launched on February 5th 2013. As part of this policy, APP committed to zero deforestation, protection of peat lands, and protection and respect for the rights of indigenous people and communities where we operate.
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Chain of Custody – In line with our responsibility towards the preservation and conservation of natural forests, a legality verification system has been implemented in our pulp mills to help ensure that only legal plantation wood and mix hardwood residues from plantation development enter the mill log yard. The system has been audited by several independent third parties.
CoC Flowchart – Wood from sustainable sources is transported by trucks and check points have been created before the logs enter the scale meter and weighing bridge at the mill gate. A document tracking trail, including Faktur legalization, delivery form and weigh bridge report, ensures the legality of the raw materials for the pulp and paper manufacturing.
Fiber Procurement Policy – Sinar Mas purchases wood fiber for pulp-making operations from sustainably managed forestry sources and ensures that all its suppliers follow relevant regulations for sustainable forestry and land-use management. A multi-stage environmental assessment process is conducted prior to plantation development and community relations programs based upon participatory assessment and planning principles are undertaken.
Sustainability Report – The operating companies have committed to being socially, environmentally and economically sustainable in all its operations. Sinar Mas contributes towards the active development of the communities and operates in a transparent manner with stakeholders while upholding the human rights. Continuous improvements in raw material sourcing and utilization, waste minimization and supply chain management are core disciplines in achieving a better environment. In addition, the responsible development of the pulp and paper mills is integral to the future prosperities of the communities in and around the area of operation.
Carbon Footprint Assessment – Our pulp and paper mills have commissioned an independent study to establish a benchmark of the carbon footprint of each of the mills to measure its efforts to reduce the contribution to global warming. The study by Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has clearly showed that the mills are operating well within industry norms for the generation of greenhouse gases.