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With our primary strategic fiber and base paper supply partner Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Solaris Paper continues to make sustainability a consistent top priority. From plantation grown rapidly renewable trees, to responsible fiber procurement and processing, new and innovative environmental practices are being implemented on a global scale. In 2013, APP adopted a new Forest Conservation Policy. This unprecedented policy announced an immediate end to all natural forest clearance throughout APP’s entire supply chain. Since then, APP has worked with various environmental groups such as The Forest Trust and The Rainforest Alliance to ensure this commitment is followed through.
But they didn’t stop there. On September 23, 2014, APP signed the New York Declaration on Forests during the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 held at the U.N. Headquarters, New York, N.Y. Said to be the largest gathering on climate change, the UN Climate Summit brought together country leaders from around the world, civil societal groups, and leading global companies to discuss emissions reduction, strengthening climate resilience, and mobilizing political will for a meaningful and effective agreement in the coming year.
The signing of the New York Declaration on Forests was a highlight of the summit. APP Chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya proudly signed the Declaration committing the company to Zero Deforestation.
The Declaration was also endorsed by:
Zero Deforestation and rapidly renewable fiber (RRF) provides a path for innovation, smart change and a new way of thinking.
See the New York Declaration on Forests progress assessement here: http://forestdeclaration.org/about/
Learn more about APP’s Sustainability commitments and Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) upadtes here: https://asiapulppaper.com/sustainability