2017 Interim Assurance Report
This report provides information to APRIL Group’s independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) on selected indicators of APRIL’s progress in implementing Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0 (SFMP 2.0) between July 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. The report is an interim report to bridge the gap between KPMG's first full report on APRIL’s SFMP 2.0 implementation (issued December 2016) covering the period from June 3, 2015 to June 30, 2016) and the next proposed full report, which will cover the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and be completed in 2018.
2016 Interim Assurance Report
As an interim initiative, in January 2016 a team from KPMG PRI carried out a specified auditing procedure on three key commitments made in SFMP 2.0 that relate to the phasing out of mixed hardwood fiber from APRIL’s supply chain: