Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s largest integrated pulp and paper manufacturers, has achieved a gold rating from EcoVadis, which focuses on sustainability assessments of global companies. EcoVadis’ gold rating designation places Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in the top five percent of organizations rated.
This is the second time APP has received this recognition from EcoVadis. The rating is based on an assessment of four key areas in APP’s operations in Indonesia and China: Environment; Labour Practice and Human Rights; Sustainable Procurement; and Fair Business Practices.
EcoVadis’ assessment platform derives results from a survey adapted to a company’s size and sector, supporting documentation and public and stakeholder information. EcoVadis holds assessments for around 40,000 suppliers in 150 sectors in 120 countries.
“This gold rating affirms our efforts to ensure sustainability in all areas of our operation and our continued progress on our sustainability journey,” said Elim Sritaba, Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper. “Continual improvement and consistency are essential as we try to achieve all our goals to become a fully sustainable company.”
Asia Pulp & Paper, part of Sinar Mas, is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP has an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum.
In March 2018, PrintAction published a feature article, The Pursuit of Prosperity, focused on APP’s Indah Kiat Perawang mill to illustrate progress around the five-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Policy.