Joint NGO Statement on 5th Anniversary of Asia Pulp & Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy

Joint NGO Statement on 5th Anniversary of Asia Pulp & Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy

Five years after Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s biggest producers of pulp, paper and packaging, released its Forest Conservation Policy, a group of 10 NGOs have highlighted five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track.

The five issues are:

  1. Insufficient plantation wood supply and involvement in deforestation
  2. Slow progress in resolving land conflicts with communities
  3. Lack of progress in restoration and trading of degraded peatlands for areas that may have natural forest and community claims
  4. Misinformation about relationship with wood suppliers and lack of transparency on other key issues related to FCP implementation
  5. Lack of independent monitoring

Read the full statement here.