2020 SFMP 2.0 Assurance Report

KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) has just completed an assurance relating to the implementation by APRIL Group of its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) 2.0. The report covers over 40 performance indicators during the period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

Key findings include confirmation of no non-conformance by APRIL in the implementation of its SFMP 2.0 requirements and no new development by open market suppliers, as well as continuing low levels of fire on APRIL’s concessions during the assessment period.

In the report, Joe Lawson, Chairman, APRIL Stakeholder Advisory Committee, noted that: “Although APRIL’s open market supplier audit process was delayed by COVID, they have an action plan to undertake audits of all open market suppliers by July 2021. Also, APRIL made good progress in addressing the Opportunities for Improvement from prior year reports”.