PEATLAND MANAGEMENT

APRIL will implement best practices on peatland management which support the Government of Indonesia’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and maintain other conservation values.

03 February 2016

A.

No new development by APRIL and its suppliers on forested peatland.

03 February 2016

B.

An Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG) will be established to provide inputs and recommendations to APRIL on:

  • Best management practices to be implemented in existing plantations on peatland;
  • Actions required to ensure conservation of forested peatland and critical peatland landscape;
  • Development options for non-forested peatland.

Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG)

03 February 2016

The overarching purpose of the Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG) will be to help APRIL fulfil the commitments in its Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFMP 2.0) related to its peatland operations, as well as to ascertain how APRIL can best manage its peatland concessions in a responsible manner. The recommendations from IPEWG will enable APRIL and its suppliers to implement international best practice for tropical peatland to protect areas of forested peatland and to reduce GHG emissions in existing operations. It is envisaged that the IPEWG will commence its work in September 2015.

03 February 2016

C.

The recommendations from IPEWG will enable APRIL to implement international best practice for tropical peatland to protect areas of forested peatland and to reduce GHG emissions.

03 February 2016

D.

Pending input from IPEWG:

  • No canals will be constructed where new plantation development is taking place on peatland;
  • Fire/flood prevention measures and maintenance of existing canals will continue in established plantation areas.