Zero Deforestation

 

Committed to Zero Deforestation
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  • Teguh Ganda Wijaya, APP Chairman (left); Paul Polman, Unilever CEO (right)
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the World Business Summit on Climate Change. - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
  • Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, speaks at the UN Climate Summit 2014. - UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
  • Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (left), Civil Society Representative from the Marshall Islands, with members of her family at the opening of the UN Climate Summit 2014. - UN Photo/Cia Pak
  • United States President Barack Obama speaks at the UN Climate Summit 2014. - UN Photo/Cia Pak
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) addresses the media in a press conference on the UN Climate Summit 2014. - UN Photo/Cia Pak
  • Colombe Akiwacu (right), Miss Rwanda 2014, attends today's thematic discussion on "Climate, Health and Jobs". - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
  • Margaret Chan (standing), Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during today's thematic discussion on "Climate, Health and Jobs". - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
  • Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and former President of Mexico, speaks at today's thematic discussion, "The Economic Case for Climate Action". - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
  • A wide view of today's thematic discussion, "The Economic Case for Climate Action" as Recep Tayyip Erdogan (centre and on screens), President of Turkey, co-chairs the session. - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
  • Secretary-General Ban (left) during the closing of the Climate Summit 2014. At his side is Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning. - UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann
  • Singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield (centre) performs at the closing of the Climate Summit 2014, accompanied by songwriter Toby Gad (right). - UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

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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:

  • 35 National / subnational governments
  • 16 Indigenous people
  • 45 NGOs / CSOs
  • 34 Global Companies

Zero Deforestation and rapidly renewable fiber (RRF) provides a path for innovation, smart change and a new way of thinking.

Read APP’s official announcement on the New York Declaration on Forests signing and the next steps in the Zero Deforestation movement.

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