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
1974 was the start of Tjiwi Kimia as a chemical company producing caustic soda and other chemicals for the paper industry. Later on, as business grew, the logical extension was into the field of paper production which was started with a very small capacity. The main focus in the earlier days was on developing the industrial capability of the nation and hence the investment into machinery and related equipments. Later on the companies expanded into vertical integration to develop converted and value added products.
As part of a long term strategy, Indah Kiat was bought over to support the existing paper production as the company had pulp production facility as well. Lontar Papyrus and Pindo Deli were added on later, making the pulp and paper division one of the leading forces in the industry. Over the years, the management has embarked on various expansion plans which further increased the pulp capacity. The product range covers various aspects of papers used in everyday life from writing and printing papers to coated grades including art paper and cast coated papers and boards. Photocopy paper in different brightness is produced under various brand names as also tissue grades. Soft grade and hygienic tissue papers are marketed under company brand names and sometimes made under customer’s brand name. Industrial grades of paper and boards are another important product produced by the company as also corrugated cartons for packaging. A wide range of school and office stationery is produced at Tjiwi Kimia, making it the largest stationery manufacturer in the world, under one roof.
These production facilities are supported by the Sinar Mas Forestry that is the exclusive fiber supplier to the pulp mills. Raw material for pulp production is primarily sourced from plantation or degraded forests that are cut and then replanted, in line with the commitment of sustainability. A clear policy in the forestry ensures that land preparation for replanting is done by mechanical means.
Today, the pulp and paper division supports the paper needs of Indonesia and also exports to almost all parts of the globe.
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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.