29 Mar '15, 1am

APRIL suspends contractor after environmentalists expose ongoing deforestation

APRIL suspends contractor after environmentalists expose ongoing deforestation

An excavator piles natural forest logs at a log pond inside a PT. Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (PT RAPP) pulpwood concession on Pulau Pedang, Bengkalis Regency, Riau Province located at 1°0'51"N 102°19'50"E. © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace. Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) has suspended a contractor and a plantation manager after environmentalists exposed deforestation that violates the logging giant's sustainability policy. In a statement issued Friday , APRIL said it "regrets" the breach and is investigating the matter. "APRIL regrets that there has been a breach of an important policy commitment on our concession area at Pulau Padang," said the statement. "We are deeply disappointed and understand the seriousness of this breach. We are taking immediate disciplinary action with those involved and reviewing all our processes to ensure this does not...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0328-april-suspends-contrac...

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