KEY FACTS: APP & CERTIFICATION
APP is committed to going beyond compliance to make paper responsibly, which means ensuring that itsfber is procured rom legal sources and orest managed in a sustainable way, and its production acilitiesollow global best practices.
APP dEmOnstRAtEs thIscOmmItmEnt In tWO WAys:1.
Requiring every pulpwood supplier to meet or exceed allnational law and relevant international regulations onorestry management and conservation.
Embracing voluntary third-party certifcation by such highlyrespected independent certifcation organizations as theProgramme or the Endorsement o Forest Certifcation (PEFC),Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) and Société Généralede Surveillance (SGS).
A a reul, APP:
• Developed one of the pulp and paper industry’s strictest set of
protocols to combat illegal logging in 2003.
• Has, along with its ber suppliers, consistently implemented all
improvements recommended by third-party environmentalauditing organizations.
• Conforming to Japan’s Green Purchasing Law by implementing
the Green Purchasing Method which certiy the legality andsustainability aspects o the raw material. APP adopted thesel-certifcation method or GPL in 2006, becoming the frstone in Indonesia.
• Takes pride that APP’s pulp and paper mills have received Chain
o Custody certifcation rom PEFC and LEI to produce certifedpulp and paper products
APP’s chAIn OF cUstOdy/LEGAL ORIGIn VERIFIcAtIOn(cOc/LOV) systEms tImELInE
To conrm the integrity of its ber supply and
combat illegal logging, APP created one o the pulp
and paper’s most comprehensive Chain of
Custody/Legal Origin Verifcation (CoC/LOV)
systems in 2003. As part of APP’s commitment,
the system is continually reviewed and revisedto become more robust, as highlighted in theollowing timeline:
APP develops and implements its CoC/LOV system toconorm to the Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) Standard orWood Fiber Material.
APP’s CoC/LOV system is voluntarily audited by SociétéGénérale de Surveillance (SGS), one of the world’s leadingenvironmental auditors. That year, and every year since, SGS has
ound no indication o any illegal fber being introduced into the
ber supply at APP’s mills.
The APP system is enhanced when SGS evaluates APPand its ber suppliers against the standards of its “Timber Legalityand Traceability (TLTV) program. SGS also conducts a Gap Analysiswhich was implemented on APP’s system. APP began its phased
CoC certifcation process or its mills starting with the PEFC scheme.
The system grows even more sophisticated and moreAPP mills were certied under the PEFC CoC scheme. APP’s
pulpwood suppliers were also reviewed by SGS, and were awarded
TLTV-VO (Verication of Origin) certication
APP mills start its phased approach or LEI CoC scheme.
After audits by TŰV, the mills were awarded certication