Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is disappointed by the statement released by Greenpeace today. Greenpeace has been an integral partner in our sustainability journey since 2013, and their engagement and support has resulted in much progress in the fight against deforestation in Indonesia. Greenpeace were instrumental in the drafting of our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which has helped APP achieve a deforestation-free supply chain. Among many other achievements, APP has also identified and protected more than 600,000ha of natural forest through the implementation of High Carbon Stock Approach and High Conservation Value studies within its concessions and those of its third party suppliers. Their statement today, however, has expanded the issue to the rest of the Sinar Mas Group, which is outside the scope of the FCP. Over the past three months, we have been communicating with Greenpeace transparently to address the issues raised by Associated Press (AP) report. Click Read More below for additional information.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) won a 36th Annual Bronze Telly Award for its Improving Paper Recycling video. The video promotes increased quantity and quality of paper and paper-based packaging recovered for recycling. The annual Telly Awards program honors excellence in broadcast and online video content.
The award-winning video, which was recognized specifically for its green and eco-friendly messaging, is available at www.paperrecycles.org.
“AF&PA is honored to receive a Bronze Telly for our Improving Paper Recycling video, which is part of our ongoing effort to increase paper recycling nationwide,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
The video was developed by Leading Authorities, Inc. For their outstanding work and dedication to the finished product AF&PA thanks Creative Director James Favata, Project Manager Tori Furphy, Scriptwriter Justin Kelly, Designer/Animator Rob Kramer, and Voice Talent Icie Favata.
AF&PA recently announced that 65.4 percent of all paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2014. The industry has set a goal to exceed 70 percent paper recovery by 2020 as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.
For more information about paper recycling and AF&PA’s commitment to sustainability, visit www.paperrecycles.org.