APP Announces Halt in the Clearing of Indonesian Rainforest
By David Rutter
Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) have announced that they will be halting the clearing of Indonesia’s tropical forest and
peatlands to allow an assessment of their conservation and carbon values.
APP runs two of the worlds largest pulp mills on Sumatra, Indonesia, producing pulp for toilet paper, tissue paper, copy paper and packaging that is sold worldwide. APP and its suppliers have been responsible for clearing more than 2 million hectares of rainforest on Sumatra since operations began in 1984, pushing the island’s tigers, elephants and orang-utans into critically endangered states.