Asia Symbol 2030 Launched – Towards Growth that is Circular, Low-Carbon, Inclusive & Synergetic

Asia Symbol 2030 Launched – Towards Growth that is Circular, Low-Carbon, Inclusive & Synergetic

Asia Symbol, a world leading producer of pulp and paper, has launched its 2030 Sustainability Targets – a firm indication of the company’s strategic growth in the next 10 years.  Announced on 30 Nov 2020, the 2030 Sustainability Targets are anchored on four key pillars: Circular growth Low-carbon growth Inclusive growth Synergetic growth The key […]

APRIL2030 – Realising the SDGs in Indonesia

APRIL2030 – Realising the SDGs in Indonesia

Can a company transform its business while also having a positive impact on climate, nature and people? APRIL Group believes this is possible. On 17 Nov 2020, the company announced APRIL2030,  its vision for meeting the challenges of the next decade. APRIL2030 is comprised of four commitments with 18 ambitious yet measurable science-based targets – […]

Asia Symbol Clinches Top 100 CSR Report in China

Asia Symbol Clinches Top 100 CSR Report in China

Asia Symbol‘s 2018-2019 Sustainability Report was awarded Top 100 CSR Report in China at the International Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility at the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on 6 Nov 2020. Of the over 180 sustainability reports submitted, Asia symbol’s sustainability report was among the highest rated. CIIE saw the first […]

Advancing the SDGs: APRIL featured in UNGC video

Advancing the SDGs: APRIL featured in UNGC video

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. UNGC represents a global movement of over 9,500 companies from across 160 countries to drive change […]

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

At five years old, APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP) continues to show progress in fire prevention and managing fire-free landscapes. Piloted in 2014 and launched in 2015, the FFVP is a multi-stakeholder fire prevention project in Riau, Indonesia, founded in close collaboration with local communities and in partnership with NGOs, the government, police, military […]

Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Having observed its fifth anniversary last October, the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (or Restorasi Ekosistem Riau, RER) project recently published its 2018 progress report. The report documents the work done and results achieved in various areas of the multi-faceted project. The RER team, comprising conservation experts as well as forestry and sustainability professionals from APRIL (Asia […]

Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

A positive development for Indonesia’s domestic textile sector – Those were the words of Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, describing the impact of new kid on the textile block Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), at the 29 March 2019 APR Gala Dinner themed “Revitalising Indonesia’s Textile Industry; Plantation to Fashion”. The Gala Dinner was attended by […]

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Continuing the unique tradition of rewarding its RSPO-certified smallholder partners, Asian Agri recently shared with them profits from the sale of certified sustainable palm oil. Premium Sharing Since 2014, the Asian Agri premium sharing event has been a regular affair. Held at Hotel Pangeran, Riau, the 21 March 2019 event reaffirms the company’s commitment as […]