APRIL Group joins PEFC as International Stakeholder member

APRIL Group joins PEFC as International Stakeholder member

APRIL Group recently joined the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as an International Stakeholder member on Feb 2, 2016. PEFC International Stakeholder membership As a member of the world’s largest forest certification system, the pulp and paper producer will play an active role in supporting PEFC’s commitment to promote sustainable forest management in […]

APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

Building on the successes of the inaugural Fire-Free Village Programme, APRIL Group announced that the programme will be expanded to include 20 villages in 2016. These villages, from Pelalawan, Siak and Meranti, are joined by an additional 55 villages participating in the Fire Aware Community programme. (Please view APRIL Group’s 1 Feb 2016 news release for more […]

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

The haze affected Southeast Asian nations in third quarter 2015, exacerbated by uncontrolled fires and inadequate land management. Governments, businesses, communities and NGOs have discussed the issue at length, each desperate to establish a stronger and more robust governance to end uncontrolled fires and transboundary haze. Production-protection partnerships are forged over the last few years […]

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

As political and business leaders convene in Davos to discuss, debate and share issues of global, regional and industry-level concern, the discourse on circular economy has gained more momentum and growing attention. Championed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy system offers a rethink of the prevalent linear “Take, Make, Dispose” economic model. This […]

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

APRIL Group’s Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) ongoing commitment to community development continues to make the headlines in Riau. Employee volunteers help build 1.5km road Staff in the RAPP Employee Volunteering Programme worked hand-in-hand with members of the community in Tebing Tinggi in Kuantan Singingi Regency, Riau to build a 1.5 […]

GlobeAsia: Balancing growth with conservation

GlobeAsia: Balancing growth with conservation

Mr Tony Wenas, Director APRIL Group Indonesia Operations and President Director PT RAPP, was recently interviewed by GlobeAsia. The article and feature image are shared with permission from GlobeAsia. Links and images have been added. Indonesia’s large forestry sector has been a major driver of economic growth over the past few decades. But in recent years the sector has come under heavy […]

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol recently clinched the “GoldenBee 2015 Excellent CSR Report” Award for “Foreign Investment Enterprises and Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan Investment Enterprises” for its Sustainability Report 2013-2014. The world-leading China-based pulp and paper producer was among seven recipients given the prestigious award at the Eighth International Symposium on China CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report, held […]

Asia Symbol unveils world’s first paper product with both CFCC & PEFC logos

Asia Symbol unveils world’s first paper product with both CFCC & PEFC logos

Asia Symbol, a world leading producer of pulp and paper, unveiled in June 2015 the world’s first copy paper product to bear both the CFCC and PEFC logos. This marks an important milestone in its sustainable development journey. The premium PaperOne 85g copy paper has a distinct red packaging to commemorate this achievement.  This adds […]