Environment

Environment Commitment

We have a commitment to produce our products sustainably and responsibly – principles that underline what we do every day at APRIL Group.

In producing our PaperOne™ products, we ensure that the highest international standards are met. Protecting the environment and replenishing the natural resource we harvest are important tasks we undertake every step of the way. That’s why we only use 100 percent renewable plantation fibre in our products.

We have had a strict no-burn policy in place since 1994, and work with authorities to fight illegal logging and is committed to a system that is audited against stringent international standards. No illegal wood enters our product or supply chain.

Since January 2000, our pulp and paper mills have been awarded the ISO 9001 certification while the Forestry Division achieved full ISO 14001 certification in 2001. This reflects the stringent quality controls at our pulp and paper mills.

APRIL Group is also committed to the protection of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) in our concessions, alongside conservation areas protected by government laws and regulations. The significant areas of conservation forest set aside include biodiversity sites, indigenous plant species and wildlife corridors to enable wildlife migration.

As the first to achieve certification for Sustainable Plantation Forest Management under the Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) in 2006, APRIL Group aims to drive best practices in the area of sustainable plantation management.

Our concessions are designed using an integrated landscape-level approach, which sees fiber plantations, conservation areas and community settlements strategically allocated alongside one another. This enables sustainable fiber production while providing communities with adequate natural forest for their livelihood.

Since 2005, we have adopted a voluntary High Conservation Value (HCV) policy to protect environmental, social and cultural values on APRIL Group-owned concessions.

This has led to the conservation and ongoing restoration of more than 30 percent of our concession area, with this percentage to grow as we work towards a one hectare conserved for every hectare of plantation commitment.

At the same time, all emissions and waste produced by the mill’s operations are measured against external standards and monitored regularly. In addition, local environmental NGOs, academic institutions, and the government conduct independent monitoring.

At APRIL Group, we spare no effort in sustaining the environment in all the processes involved in the making of paper. So, generations after can benefit from nature as we have.

Learn more about how we contribute to the environment.