Jakarta, 10 November 2023 - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced today that it secured accolades in three categories at the inaugural ESGBusiness Awards, held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre on Monday 6 November, 2023 in Singapore.
The awards honour businesses that demonstrate a strong and outstanding commitment and achievement in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices.
APP and PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills (PT OKI), showcased their ESG best practices and won the following awards:-
- Economic Empowerment Award - Indonesia (Best Practice Title: Empowering Communities in Sustainable Landscape Management)
- Sustainable Product Design Award - Indonesia (Best Practice Title: Sustainable Packaging Solution from APP)
PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills (PT OKI):
- Renewable Energy Adoption Award - Indonesia (Best Practice Title: Renewable Energy Adoption in PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills (Asia Pulp & Paper) by using Biomass))
In a world where the production and consumption of finite natural resources are on the rise, APP has taken a leading role in advancing the practice of a circular economy with Foopak Bio Natura’s versatility pioneering the shift from conventional plastic lining, to eco-friendly food packaging.
On the other hand, APP’s sustainable business practices such as its Forest Conservation Policy and Desa Makmur Peduli Api (DMPA) programme demonstrate their unwavering dedication to forest preservation and community well-being.
PT. OKI Pulp & Paper Mills (PT OKI) has also been working towards an environmentally conscious approach to energy production, leveraging biomass as a green energy source. Through the utilisation of various biomass sources like wood bark, heavy black liquor, and bark gas, PT OKI underscores its dedication to sustainability and resource optimization. Its aspiration to potentially attain zero emissions in the future by shifting entirely to renewable energy aligns with global sustainability objectives.
Sera Noviany, Head of ESG & Compliance at APP said, “We’re thrilled to have received awards in these three important categories. As a company that has been continuously working towards sustainability and economic empowerment is all our business endeavours, this recognition is testament to the fact that we are on the right track, and delivering upon our promise to continue on our ESG journey.”
The award winners were celebrated in Singapore, with a panel of judges, including experts from Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC. Judging criteria emphasised tangible actions, differentiation from peers in creating ESG impact, addressing greenwashing risks, sustainability in supply chains, and tackling social aspects of business as critical ESG challenges.
About Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)
PT APP Purinusa Ekapersada, also known as APP - and its group companies is the holding company of several pulp and paper manufacturing and forestry companies that deliver quality products to meet the growing global demand for paper, packaging and tissue. Following the growing industry and market dynamic, APP will continue growing further to be the global player and global brand, to acquire new customers across markets. APP's products are marketed in more than 150 countries across six continents.
As a sustainable and responsible business, we create products and operate with care for our employees, society and the environment. We do this by leveraging technology and innovation, partnering the community and adhering to international business and operating standards across our production and supply chain.
We subscribe to the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2030 guides us in fulfilling our commitment to protect forests, support communities, conserve biodiversity and as we work towards achieving carbon neutrality across our operations.
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