30 Mar '13, 4pm

Jumping the gun? Confusion over APP #deforestation report #borneo #indonesia #rainforests

Jumping the gun? Confusion over APP #deforestation report #borneo #indonesia #rainforests

APP suppliers allegedly slashing forests and peatlands in Indonesia, despite new 'no deforestation' policy (03/27/2013) Less than two months after its implementation, two Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) suppliers in Indonesian Borneo have been accused of violating the company’s new sustainability policy, which includes a zero deforestation commitment throughout its entire supply chain. Monthly updates to track APP's progress on 'no deforestation' policy (03/21/2013) The Forest Trust (TFT), the NGO that brokered Asia Pulp & Paper's no deforestation commitment in February 2013, will produce monthly updates on Indonesian forestry giant progress toward avoiding conversion of natural forests and reducing social conflict with communities. The reports aim to both allay fears among some environmental groups that APP will not respect the commitment and advance the paper producer's goal of ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0329-app-afp.html#V5mmwsWiX...

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