Since 2017, APRIL has worked with PwC Singapore to assess the impact of its business activities using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework. The assessment showed that the outputs and outcomes of APRIL’s business activities have a direct impact on 41 SDG targets across 15 goals.
Following extensive research and an in-depth review of existing data by PwC focusing on APRIL’s business activities, peer benchmarking and national and provincial data and literature, seven priority SDGs were initially identified: three core goals with direct alignment with APRIL’s operations, and four catalytic goals where the company believes it can also make a positive impact. An initial report on this stage of the project, which captured the underlying methodology of the project, was published in May 2019.
The SDGs provide APRIL with a global framework to align its sustainability commitments and strategies with the global development agenda, while also helping the company to strategically focus its resources and programs where the need is greatest. At a practical and operational level, this also helps APRIL to connect its sustainability strategies and contributions to global and national priorities and translate these to actions on the ground to support the achievement of the SDGs in Indonesia across all levels of society.
The APRIL2030 commitments provide APRIL with a set of targets to be achieved by 2030. All the commitments have been designed with targets and metrics to ensure that progress can be measured regularly and that they are closely aligned with the UN SDGs.