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APP Certification Fact Sheet

APP Certification Fact Sheet

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KEY FACTS: APP & CERTIFICATION
1.
OVERVIEW
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 acilitiesollow global best practices.
 APP dEmOnstRAtEs thIscOmmItmEnt In tWO WAys:1.
Requiring every pulpwood supplier to meet or exceed allnational law and relevant international regulations onorestry management and conservation.
2.
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 reul, 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 certiy 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 conrm 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 theollowing timeline:
• 2003:
APP develops and implements its CoC/LOV system toconorm to the Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) Standard orWood Fiber Material.
• 2005:
 
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.
• 2007:
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.
• 2008:
The system grows even more sophisticated and moreAPP mills were certied under the PEFC CoC scheme. APP’s
pulpwood suppliers were also reviewed by SGS, and were awarded
TLTV-VO (Verication of Origin) certication
• 2009:
APP mills start its phased approach or LEI CoC scheme.
After audits by TŰV, the mills were awarded certication

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