A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]

Using Collaboration and Science for Conservation

Using Collaboration and Science for Conservation

The private sector can play an important role in conservation – that was the message Lucita Jasmin drove home at Conservation Asia 2016. APRIL Group’s Director of Sustainability & External Affairs joined 550 international delegates, comprising scientists, academics, students, industry leaders and policy-makers at the June 29 to July 2 conference at the Stephen Riady […]

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

As world leaders convened at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, APRIL Group announced Dec 1, 2015 it will step up conservation and restoration efforts in Riau via the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) programme. Held in parallel with the Paris Climate Conference, the fifth edition of the Indonesia Pavilion saw representatives from government, […]

APRIL Group enhances Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Butterfly Habitat with NParks and young environmentalists

APRIL Group enhances Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Butterfly Habitat with NParks and young environmentalists

APRIL Group joined young Southeast Asian environmentalists, Singaporean school students and representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) as part of a tripartite enhancement of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park‘s Butterfly Habitat. More butterflies for Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park In the morning July 24, 2015, the multi-stakeholder group of public, private and people sector participants […]

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

The RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework is a holistic policy that spells out RGE’s promise to sustainable development. This is to be achieved by the implementation of best practices in the social, environmental and economic domains. About the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework The Sustainability Framework is guided by […]

APRIL Group Announces Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0 (SFMP 2.0)

APRIL Group Announces Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0 (SFMP 2.0)

APRIL Group has introduced new measures to ensure deforestation is completely eliminated from its supply chain through its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0 which represents a renewed commitment to long-term sustainability of forest in Indonesia. SFMP 2.0: A Major Step The Policy marks a major step in APRIL Group’s 15-year commitment to sustainability. APRIL […]

APRIL Releases SFMP Action Plan 2015

APRIL Releases SFMP Action Plan 2015

APRIL released an Action Plan for sustainable forest management March 2015. The Action Plan was developed following the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) December 2014 meeting and based on their recommendations relating to the KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG) specified auditing procedures on APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP). In January 2014, APRIL announced their Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) […]

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) has started a forest restoration exercise in Sumatra, with the planting of 2 million trees. The RER project was launched in 2013 under a restoration licence granted by Indonesia’s government. The aim of the project was to revitalise the landscape, create sustainable lifestyles for the local forest communities and to establish a replicable […]

APRIL Announces New Sustainable Forest Management Policy

APRIL Announces New Sustainable Forest Management Policy

APRIL announced a new policy direction on Sustainable Forest Management to boost reforestation efforts and sustainable wood sourcing. “Growth is important but sustainability is also important. We are a long-time player,” APRIL president Praveen Singhavi told The Jakarta Post on Monday. (See media coverage – Jakarta Post) The Sustainable Forest Management Policy The Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) […]