Asia Pulp and Paper changes timber sourcing policy

APP announced its commitment to an immediate halt to clearing natural forest in Indonesia in a 5 February press release. The move signals an important change in the company's policy, which was developed while working with The Forest Trust.

With an eye on European customers' increasing interest in sustainable timber and timber products, the policy shift takes place while Indonesia and the European Union are completing the final steps in ratifying and implementing a Voluntary Partnership Agreement. For further details, consult the APP website, with the press release and the policy itself.