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Asia Pulp & Paper Welcomed into the National Restaurant Association

One of the world’s largest paper companies looks to connect with members to learn more about food service industry’s paper needs

Toronto, Canada – (March 10, 2014) – Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced today that it has joined the National Restaurant Association, the world’s largest foodservice trade association by membership – supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. The Association’s mission is to help their members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. APP has joined the National Restaurant Association to engage in critical discussion to help APP continuously enhance its sustainable paper and packaging solutions in response to changing food service industry needs and shifting consumer demands.

“We are proud to join the National Restaurant Association, an organization that is passionate about representing restaurateurs and the more than 13 million people they collectively employ,” said Ian Lifshitz, APP Sustainability and Public Outreach Director for the Americas. “We are looking forward to engaging and collaborating with the Association’s members, many of whom are valued customers, to continuously improve the sustainable paper and packaging solutions they require for their consumers.”

“We are excited to have APP join our list of members, and look forward to continuing the conversation on how we can work together to support restaurant owners with their paper, tissue and packaging needs,” said Phil Kafarakis, Chief Innovation and Member Advancement Officer for the National Restaurant Association. “The restaurant industry is integral to the daily lives of millions of Americans pursuing careers in foodservice. Having a global leader like Asia Pulp and Paper join our organization helps us continue promoting entrepreneurship and hospitality opportunities.”

APP will be onsite at the National Restaurant Association’s annual convention in Chicago from May 17-20 at McCormick Place convention center. To learn more about APP and schedule a meeting with APP executives, please contact Dan Strechay at 646-820-2361.

About Asia Pulp and Paper

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC.

APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap ‘Vision 2020’ on June 5, 2012 and its Forest Conservation policy on February 5, 2013, to further improve its environmental performance, biodiversity conservation, and protection of community rights. For more information, visit

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Asia Pulp and Paper

Daniel Strechay


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