Indonesian Group Honoured for Sustainable Resource Development

APRIL Group, a leading producer of bio-based fibre products with forestry plantations and manufacturing operations in Indonesia, has been recognised at the 2022 Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards.

The firm, a member of the RGE group of companies, was selected as one of three winners in the Sustainable Business category, acknowledging the company’s progress in implementing its APRIL2030 commitments and targets.

Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Jakarta, APRIL operates an integrated pulp and paper mill in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Sumatra. The mill produces kraft and dissolving pulp and paper and its products are exported to more than 70 countries around the world.

Organised by Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards recognise businesses whose operations or solutions have demonstrated excellence in embodying the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption.

Bey Soo Khiang, Chairman, APRIL Group, said: “We’re honoured that our efforts have been recognised with this award. It also acknowledges the efforts of all our teams to translate the UN Sustainability Development Goals into tangible programs and initiatives that have a real and positive impact in communities while contributing to Indonesia’s climate agenda.”

APRIL launched its APRIL2030 commitments and targets in November 2020. The company’s 18 measurable science-based targets span four commitment areas – Climate Positive, Thriving Landscapes, Inclusive Progress and Sustainable Growth – reflecting global sustainability imperatives, national sustainable development goals, as well as building on the company’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0.

Key initiatives include achieving net zero carbon emissions from land use, positive measurable gains in nature and zero extreme poverty in local communities, while transforming its business to be a positive contributor to the global bio-economy.

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