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  • Coal-plants 35,000 MW: Stop waste of US$26 billion on unnecessary coal power projects, urges major new coalition.

    Jakarta, 19 January 2018 – A coalition of Indonesian NGOs, dubbed the ‘Break Free From Coal’ coalition, has called for nine planned coal power plants to be dropped from the power supply plan due to concerns around massive supply overcapacity, which would lead to substantial financial and economic loss.

  • APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan

    August 15, 2018. In recent years, global paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have made heavily publicized commitments to have “zero deforestation” and respect for human rights in their supply chains. Yet official wood utilization reports compiled by the Indonesian government show that in 2017 both companies purchased wood from PT Fajar Surya Swadaya, an East Kalimantan concession-holder, which has cleared nearly 20,000 hectares (ha) of natural forest since 2013. APP also purchased wood from PT Silva Rimba Lestari, another East Kalimantan forestry company which has cleared more than 12,000 ha of natural forest during the same period.

  • Removing the corporate mask

    In 2015, following Indonesia’s disastrous forest and peatland fires, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) – Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer – denied owning or controlling two forest plantation companies in Sumatra that had experienced some of the worst burning. While acknowledging that PT Bumi Mekar Hijau and PT Sebangun Bumi Andalas Wood Industries are suppliers of wood fiber to the group’s pulp mills, APP claimed the companies are “independently owned and operated.” Yet a detailed analysis of those firms’ corporate registry documents show apparent close links with the Sinar Mas Group, APP’s parent conglomerate.

  • APP is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient

    Joint NGO Statement on 5th Anniversary of Asia Pulp & Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy Jakarta, 5 February 2018 – On the eve of the fifth anniversary of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), the undersigned NGOs highlight five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient.

  • SVLK Violation: The Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition Files a Report on 7 Sawmill Companies in Papua

    The Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition files a report on seven sawmill companies operating in the province of Papua for allegedly violating both the regulations of SVLK (Timber Legality Assurance System) and international timber trade. Despite having obtained timber legality certification (S-LK), those companies were found illegally collecting processed wood from natural forest areas.