APRIL Group is a leading producer of renewable fiber and bio-based products, with forestry and manufacturing operations in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The company is a business group of Singapore-headquartered global resources company, Royal Golden Eagle (RGE).

Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Jakarta, APRIL operates an integrated pulp and paper mill in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Sumatra. APRIL’s mill produces kraft and dissolving pulp and paper and its products are exported to more than 70 countries around the world.

Sustainability Commitments

APRIL established its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0 in 2015 to provide a policy framework to guide the implementation of its sustainable forest management practices. The policy includes commitments by APRIL and its fiber suppliers to no deforestation and no new development on peatland, to only develop areas that are not forested as identified through High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments, and to halt all harvesting of mixed hardwood (MHW) by 31 December 2015, among other commitments. The policy applies to APRIL and current and future fiber suppliers, as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships. APRIL publishes regular updates about its sustainability commitments on its Sustainability Dashboard.

APRIL’s SFMP 2.0 policy commitments are overseen by a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) that regularly reviews the policy’s implementation, as well as commissioning regular, independent, published assurance reports of the company’s performance against its policy commitments. In addition, an Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG) provides science-based recommendations on the implementation of APRIL’s responsible peatland management strategy.

APRIL2030 builds on SFMP 2.0 and on the progress made in its implementation over the last five years. APRIL will continue to adhere to these commitments.

Leadership and Management team

Anderson Tanoto

Director, RGE

Bey Soo Khiang

Chairman, APRIL Group

Wang Bo

President, APRIL Group

Lucita Jasmin

Director of Sustainability and External Affairs, APRIL Group

Sihol Aritonang

President Director, PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper