- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers are committed to the identification and protection of high conservation values through an independent, multi eco-social assessment process.
- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers support approximately 500,000 hectares of forest purely for conservation purposes: forest degradation avoidance, soil carbon maintenance, protection of high conservations areas, and biodiversity.
- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers are committed to the protection of large landscape conservation forests such as the such as the 172,000 hectares Biosphere Reserve in the Giam Siak Kecil, the 106,000 hectares Senepis Tiger Sanctuary in Riau province, the Taman Raja Nature Reserve in Jambi province in Sumatra and the Kutai Orang Utan Program in Kalimantan.
- No other players in the pulp & paper industry worldwide have implemented similar initiatives on such a scale.
Combatting Illegal Logging
- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers have zero tolerance for illegal wood.
- Our suppliers implement and adhere to strict, independently audited Legal Origin Verification (LoV) and Chain-of-Custody (CoC) protocols to ensure that no illegally obtained wood enters our supply chain.
- As poverty is the primary obstacle for a permanent end to illegal logging, our suppliers are providing employment opportunities and implementing programs that seek to alleviate poverty and to assist Indonesia meet its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.
- In Indonesia our suppliers directly employs over 60,000 people and indirectly supports the employment of millions more worldwide.
Tackling Climate Change
- Eagle Ridge Paper’s suppliers plants more than 200 million trees a year
- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers are partnering with a world-leading, independent, UK-based Environmental Resources Management organization to carry out the world’s first Carbon-Socio Footprint Assessment for a pulp and paper company. The assessment result is used by our suppliers to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment and to continually reduce its Green House Gas emission.
Sustainable Forest Certification
- 30% of APP Indonesia’s pulp raw materials originate from Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) certified resources. 35% originates from independently audited non-controversial legal origin sources under a phased-approach toward SFM certification. The remaining 35% comes from recycled materials.
- At 30%, APP’s consumption of certified pulp is significantly higher than other paper companies, given that only less than 10% of the world’s forests and less than 2% of forests in Asia are certified.
- Eagle Ridge Paper and our suppliers are committed to continuously increase its use of certified sources.
- All Eagle Ridge Paper’s major suppliers are certified under PEFC CoC scheme. Headquartered in Geneva, PEFC is the largest internationally recognized forest management certification program.