Atlanta, GA - (October 20, 2014)
BusinessGreen invites Aida Greenbury, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) Director of Sustainability, to participate in a Twitter debate discussing APP’s Zero Deforestation Commitment and the positive impact this commitment will have on the global environment. The debate is scheduled to take place on October 30, 2014, at 11 AM (EST).
As one of the world’s largest paper producers, APP recognizes the impact their business has on the global environment, as well as the opportunity to be a leader in the Zero Deforestation movement. In 2013, APP implemented their Forest Conservation Policy, which effectively put an immediate end to all natural forest clearance throughout its entire supply chain. And in September 2014, APP attended the UN Climate Summit, during which APP Chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya signed the New York Declaration on Forests along with several other influential companies, NGO’s, and world leaders.
The Declaration on Forests challenges signees to commit to a vision of slowing, halting and reversing global forest loss, while simultaneously contributing to economic growth, poverty alleviation, rule of law, food security, climate resilience and biodiversity conservation.
BusinessGreen editor James Murray is to host the Twitter discussion with Greenbury. Topics will include, but are not limited to:
- APP’s Zero Deforestation Commitment and Forest Conservation Policy.
- Challenges and opportunities faced by the wider global forestry sector.
- The increasing demand driven by consumer goods giants for forest-related products.
- The action, or lack thereof, governments are taking to eliminate deforestation and illegal logging.
Join the conversation using hashtag #zerodeforestation. Click here to submit questions to BusniessGreen for possible discussion during the debate.
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. The majority of APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC.
APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 in June 2012 and its Forest Conservation Policy in February 2013, to further improve its environmental performance, biodiversity conservation, and protection of community rights. More information can be found at www.asiapulppaper.com.
About Solaris Paper
Solaris Paper®, Inc. (SPI) is a U.S. based manufacturer of premium quality towel and tissue products for the North American Away-From-Home commercial marketplace. SPI’s products are made from virgin Rapidly Renewable Fiber, which produces a whiter, brighter, softer and greener product. SPI is dedicated to a sustainable business model. Our commitment applies to the full scope of our operations, starting with our primary strategic supply partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) through end-of product life scenarios. Solaris Paper’s family of products currently includes Nvi® Advanced Dispensing Systems, Nvi® LoCor®, Livi® VPG and Livi® Basic Towel and Tissue. To learn more about Solaris Paper and our full line of product offerings, please visit SolarisPaper.com.