Foreword from Aida Greenbury,
Foreword from Aida Greenbury, Managing Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, APP
This is the fourth report on our progress in implementing APP’s wide ranging Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020, announced in June 2012. It comes nine months after the introduction of the Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which brought forward the moratorium on all natural forest clearance by two years. Since the policy was launched in February 2013 we have made considerable progress in carrying out the promised High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments across all 38 of our suppliers’ concessions. As part of the HCV assessment process, we have begun the complex task of assessing peatland in our suppliers’
concessions. We have also initiated a policy of global responsible bre
sourcing, and begun implementing an increasingly effective social,
community and conict resolution programme.
This report comes on the heels of a Greenpeace report assessing our progress in implementing the FCP. The report highlights achievements we have made, acknowledges the continuing commitment of our senior management to the policy, our transparency in reporting developments, and challenges we must address. We welcome this report and look forward to continued engagement with Greenpeace and other stakeholders in the future. More details can be found later in this document. Our partner, TFT, continues to publish regular FCP Progress Updates available through the TFT website and via our online monitoring dashboard. A pilot version of the dashboard went live in June 2013 and we have been consulting stakeholders on its content since then. We encourage you to access both the monitoring dashboard and the TFT reports as a means of tracking our progress. As ever, your comments are welcome, and you can send these to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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