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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 – Climate Positive, Thriving Landscape, Inclusive Progress and Sustainable Growth. Details may be found on the APRIL2030 microsite.
Realising Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals
APRIL2030 was announced at the new SDG Academy Indonesia at the Tanoto Foundation Building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia, APRIL2030 targets a drastic reduction of carbon emissions to achieve net zero emissions from land use and a 25% cut in product carbon emissions. The company also commits to net zero loss of protected areas, zero extreme poverty across communities within proximity of its operations, and measurable gains in biodiversity and ecosystem benefits in the conservation and restoration areas under its active management.
At the launch, APRIL announced five new initiatives and partnerships that contribute to specific targets and the delivery of APRIL2030. They include an Extended Commitment to Forest Conservation and Restoration; supporting Wildlife Protection; a Tropical Peatland Science Hub; 20MW solar panels by 2025; and the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi).
Above: The APRIL2030 Virtual Launch on 17 Nov 2020
APRIL’s SDGs prioritisation involved a robust process in which its prioritised goals were grouped into core, catalytic and contributory categories. The initiative was grounded in the alignment of APRIL’s operations with those goals where it can continue to have the greatest impact at local, national and international levels, in line with the company’s sustainability commitments.
The United Nations SDGs provide a holistic framework upon which APRIL mobilises efforts to create value for the community, country, climate, customers, and the company. Through APRIL2030, APRIL seeks to achieve measurable targets in the next decade, which will help communities and Indonesia realise the SDGs.
APRIL2030 Launch Event Photos
Above: A summary of APRIL2030 commitments.