Corporate Knights – (February 10, 2015) – Corporate Knights announces Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as a “Hero” in volume 16 of their Heros and Zerosseries.
Since the implementation of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in 2013, corporate and sustainability organizations around the world have taken note of the positive strides APP is making toward environmental responsibility.
Author of the Heros and Zeros series, Jeremy Runnalls, writes, “APP is well on its way to completing one of the fastest and most dramatic environmental turnarounds in recent decades.”
Runnalls notes that APP has come a long way since being dubbed a “Zero” back in 2012. Today, APP is receiving praise for its unprecedented sustainability commitments, and has even transformed its relationship with Greenpeace, one of the NGOs who criticized APP years ago.
Runnalls quotes Shane Moffatt, a forest campaigner for Greenpeace:
“With key people in senior management genuinely committed to making it work, APP’s implementation of the FCP has been transparent and very largely successful to date.”
“To continue engaging the private sector in this landmark initiative, customers should in our view apply contractual conditions requiring continued progress and demonstrate to APP that these commitments are worth it.”
Read APP’s “Hero” story in Corporate Knights here: http://www.corporateknights.com/channels/transportation/hyundai-gas-mileage/
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.