Asia Pulp & Paper Achieves Gold Rating in EcoVadis CSR Assessment

Atlanta, GA April 30, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), the strategic pulp & base paper supply partner of Solaris Paper, Inc., announced today that it has achieved a gold rating from EcoVadis, the global leader in sustainability assessments, for its continued commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout its business operations. This achievement places the company in the top five percent of organizations rated.

 

This is the second time APP has received this recognition from EcoVadis. The rating is based on anextensive assessment of four key areas in APP’soperations in Indonesia and China – Environment; Labor Practice and Human Rights; Sustainable Procurement; and Fair Business Practices.

EcoVadis operates the first collaborative assessment platform that derives results from a survey adapted to a company’s size and sector, supporting documentation and public and stakeholder information. EcoVadis holds assessments for around 40,000 suppliers in 150 sectors in 120 countries.

“This gold rating affirms our efforts to ensure sustainability in all areas of our operation and our continued progress on our sustainability journey,” said Elim Sritaba, Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper. “Continual improvement and consistency are essential as we try to achieve all our goals to become a fully sustainable company.”

Ensuring supply chain integrity and commitment to the Sustainable Roadmap Vision 2020 are crucial to APP’s operations.  Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy at www.asiapulppaper.com.

 

Solaris Paper is a privately held North American premium paper towel and bath tissue manufacturer focused on the Retail and Away-from-Home markets. Our family of brands include FIORA® branded consumer towel and tissue products, LoCor® towel and tissue and Advanced Dispensing Systems, Livi® VPG Select and Livi® VPG towel and tissue, along with producing high quality retailer’s and away-from-home private label brands. 

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), part of Sinar Mas, is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper, with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. On any given day, APP’s products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world. Learn more at https://asiapulppaper.com .

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 188 purchasing categories and 150 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Salesforce, Nestlé, Schneider Electric, Subway, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 45,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.  Learn more at ecovadis.com .