Jun 09 2015
Two major pulp and paper companies in Indonesia —Asia Pacific Resources International, or APRIL, andAsia Pulp & Paper, or APP — have become the first in the country to achieve IFCC sustainable forest management certification. IFCC, theIndonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation, is the national PEFC-endorsed forest certification system in Indonesia.
“I am delighted that both APP and APRIL have achieved certification based on the stringent IFCC sustainable forest management standards. This affords their products access to the PEFC label, providing a clear message to consumers worldwide that their products come from verified sustainable sources,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO ofPEFC International. “This achievement highlights the progress that local stakeholders have made in advancing sustainable forest management in the country.”
Certification was awarded to more than 600,000 hectares of forests following third-party audits to ensure their management practices are in line with the PEFC-endorsed IFCC standard requirements. The certificates are now valid for three years.