Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been awarded the prestigious Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2016 Award, recognizing the company’s work creating sustainable, environmentally friendly products. APP is the only Indonesian company to receive the award.
APP was recognized alongside other organizations committed to producing sustainable products, including the JFE Group, Kao Corporation (Japan), Lion Corporation (Thailand), Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (Japan), Thai Wacoal Public Company Limited (Thailand), Thanakorn Vegetable Oil Products (Thailand), The Siam Cement Public Company Limited (Thailand), and Toto Ltd. (Japan).
APP committed to its Forest Conservation Policy in 2013 in order to protect and conservee the natural forest areas that APP and its wood pulp suppliers operate in. Based on this commitment, since 2013 APP’s mills have only acceptend timber from sustainablyy managed plantation forests according to the principles of sustainable forest management.
The award was presented by Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Air Chief Marshal, and Prajin Junthong to Mitsuko Iinuma of APP Japan at EPIF 2016 on June 8, an annual international exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. EPIF 2016 is being held at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center from June 8 to June 11, with a key focus on the theme of “24 Hour Eco Life”. The Fair involves more than 170 exhibitors, and is expected to attract over 70,000 visitors. The event has been held since 2004, and is run by the Japanese non-profit organization the Asian Productivity Organization, the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thailand Productivity Institute. This is the second time that the exhibition has been held in Thailand since 2005.
Ui Tan Sian, Global Communications Director at APP, welcomed the award: "APP is extremely proud to accept this award and represent Indonesia on an international level. This award is a testament to Indonesia being on the frontline of environmentally friendly production. Our Forest Conservation Policy is APP's commitment to work with stakeholders to continue our work in forest conservation and sustainable peatland restoration."