Sustainable Forestry Management Policy 2.0

In 2015, APRIL Group announced Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0, setting out a range of commitments which apply entirely and exclusively to APRIL, which is an independently managed company with operations in Indonesia. It also covers all current and future wood suppliers to APRIL as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships.

Those commitments include a halt to the harvest of mixed hardwoods, development of only non-forested areas, application of a landscape approach to optimize forest conservation, the establishment of an Independent Peat Expert Working group (IPEWG), and a range of processes to ensure engagement with local communities. The policy also re-commits to the maintenance of an independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), originally established in 2014 to monitor and provide transparency over APRIL’s implementation of SFMP 2.0 and to oversee independent verification of progress.

The SAC commissioned KPMG PRI to undertake an assurance engagement over the performance indicators presented by APRIL in relation to its SFMP 2.0 performance indicators, which are developed by APRIL with the input of SAC to provide quantitative information on APRIL’s progress in implementing its commitment under SFMP 2.0. Findings and conclusions of the assurance engagement are consolidated into a SFMP 2.0 Assurance Report, where findings include non-conformities and opportunity for improvement. Following the SFMP 2.0 Assurance Report, APRIL will develop and implement action plans to address each of the identified non-conformities and opportunity of improvement.

APRIL SFMP 2.0 Assurance Process

2016 SFMP 2.0 Assurance Interim Report

In January 2016 a team from KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) carried out a specified auditing procedures engagement on APRIL Group’s implementation…

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2016 SFMP 2.0 Full Assurance Report

In 2016, KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) completed a limited assurance engagement over APRIL Group’s (APRIL’s) implementation of its…

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2017 SFMP 2.0 Assurance Interim Report

This report provides information to the independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) on APRIL’s SFMP implementation between…

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2018 SFMP 2.0 Full Assurance Report

In 2018, KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) has completed a limited assurance engagement over APRIL Group’s (APRIL’s) implementation of its…

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2019 SFMP 2.0 Interim Assurance Report

The fourth limited assurance over APRIL Group’s implementation of its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0  has been completed by KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI)…

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