ABOUT ASIA PULP & PAPER _____________________________________________
Asia Pulp and Paper is a pulp, paper, and packaging producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. APP creates sustainable paper products for consumers in more than 150 countries and has an annual converting capacity of over 20 million tons. As the company grows, APP continues its commitment to providing the highest quality products while developing innovative, sustainable practices.
Eka Tjipta Widjaja founded APP in 1972 as a caustic soda producer. It’s first paper mill, Tjiwi Kimia, started production in 1978. Since then, APP has grown into a global business that delivers quality products to meet the growing demand for paper, tissue, and packaging.
APP has more than 30,000 employees located throughout Indonesia, China, India, and more. By investing in employees and local communities, APP is able to protect and improve the lives of people who may not have otherwise had the opportunity for growth and development.
Throughout APP’s extensive growth, it has maintained a clear focus on its original mission: to provide innovative products while protecting and reinvigorating natural resources and advancing the larger world we live in.
The company’s vision includes three pillars:
- Product innovation: APP’s mills apply innovative design and ensure high manufacturing efficiency to preserve the environment for future generations.
- Commitment to natural resources: APP’s materials are responsibly sourced, renewable, and recycled in order to protect and reinvigorate the world’s most precious natural resources.
- Improving lives: By empowering local communities through a range of programs, APP provides a mechanism to improve livelihoods, transfer knowledge, improve collaboration, and create a virtuous circle of forest management.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas' founder, Eka Tjipta Widjaja, migrated from Fujian, China, to Makassar, Indonesia in 1930. In 1938, when he was just 15 years old, he worked tirelessly selling biscuits and candies from door to door to help his parents financially. By 1960, his hard work paid off when he eventually could afford to establish a small trading company called CV. Sinar Mas, which focused on importing textiles and exporting natural resources. Then in 1972, he ventured into a caustic soda manufacturing business by establishing PT. Tjiwi Kimia, which later became PT. Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk., in Mojokerto, Surabaya.
Transformation - 1972
PT. Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk. was established in Mojokerto, Surabaya
Transformation - 1975
PT. Pindo Deli Pulp & Paper Mill was started in Karawang, West Java
Transformation - 1976
PT. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper - Tangerang Mill was formed as a joint venture between CV. Berkat, Chung Hwa Pulp Corporation and Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Transformation - 1982
PT. Ekamas Fortuna was established in Malang, East Java
Transformation - 1990
PT. Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk. was listed on Jakarta & Surabaya Stock Exchange
Transformation - 1991
PT. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper - Serang Mill was established
Transformation - 1994
PT. Pindo Deli Pulp & Paper Mill was acquired under APP; PT. Lontar Papyrus Pulp & Paper Industry started the first commercial operation
Transformation - 2003
PT. The Univenus started the first commercial operation
Transformation - 2012
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas launched its Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 which encompassed issues such as biodiversity and habitat protection, social and human rights, carbon and peatland management, production impact, third party certification and responsible sourcing.
Transformation - 2013
To help realize the SRV2020, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas launched its Forest Conservation Policy to protect natural forests within its pulpwood supplier concession areas as identified by the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS).
Transformation - 2014
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas committed to support the protection and restoration of one million hectares of forest in Indonesia. The chairman Mr. Teguh Ganda Wijaya was invited by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to participate in the 2014 UN Climate Summit - New York. At the UN Climate Summit Forests Pavilion, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas was the only pulp and paper company in the world to publicly support the New York Declaration on Forest.
Transformation - 2015
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas and its suppliers have allocated approximately 600,000 hectares for conservation within its suppliers’ concessions and for ecosystem restoration.
Transformation - 2017
PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills started the first commercial operation
The Best is Yet to Come
Even as we have grown our business over the decades, we recognize that growing a better, more sustainable future requires a collective effort. Working closely together with partners and communities, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has transformed millions of lives in Jambi, Riau, Serang, Karawang, and Mojokerto through community development programs, including support for education, developing specialized skills, conservation of our natural forests, and much more.
ASIA PULP & PAPER PRODUCTS _________________________________________
APP’s product innovation and sustainability techniques have enabled the company to produce quality products to meet shifting consumer demands and global needs. These essential paper products are found in schools, hospitals, and businesses worldwide.
APP’s product offerings include:
- Fine printing and writing paper
- Consumer and industrial packaging products
- Tissue paper
- Pulp product
APP’s sustainable and responsible business practices ensure that these valuable products will continue to be available for future generations. Precision technology and manufacturing innovation ensure that these biodegradable and compostable products are created in compliance with the most stringent industry standards. The wide variety of products available fit every need, from bleached hardwood paper pulp to a full range of paper, tissue, packaging, and stationery.
The research and development teams at APP work tirelessly to continually improve the manufacturing process to create the lowest possible environmental impact. Additionally, new and exciting products are created every day to meet changing customer expectations.
One of APP’s most successful product brands is Foopak Bio Natura, an innovative and eco-friendly paperboard for food packaging. Foopak packaging provides a safe food storage option that is created using environmentally friendly business practices. APP's packaging has been tested and certified, which positioned APP at the forefront of the industry in terms of quality and safety. APP's award-winning Foopak Bio Natura is FDA compliant and ISEGA certified for compostability within 12 weeks.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP _______________________________________
Over the past 50 years of doing business, APP has placed more and more emphasis on environmental stewardship as a key business practice. APP works with local communities, protects forests and peatlands, and fosters biodiversity throughout its global operations and supply chain. By creating clear links between its products, the production process, and shifting customer needs, APP continues on its environmental journey to lower emissions, protect forests, and reduce waste.
APP has enacted a number of policies and strategies to produce meaningful sustainability outcomes. In June 2012, APP launched its Sustainability Roadmap, and in February 2013, its Forest Conservation Policy. These policies work in tandem to improve the quality of APP’s supply chain by improving safety, ethics and environmental stewardship across key impact areas, including sustainable fiber sourcing, reforestation, and community empowerment.
The 10 key impact areas are:
- Sustainable fiber sourcing
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Protection of human rights and indigenous people
- Community empowerment
- Climate change
- Emissions reduction
- Water management
- Solid waste reduction
- Employee welfare
A few notable achievements include:
- APP reused, recycled or recovered over 487,802 tons (32 percent) of waste in 2018.
- Fiber sourcing is 100 percent sustainable plantation wood for pulp.
- 18 percent reduction in carbon intensity.
- 9 percent reduction in energy intensity.
- 24 percent reduction in water intensity.
- Created dedicated conservation programs for endangered species of Orangutan, Elephants, and Tigers.
- Extended additional protection of indigenous people’s customary rights in the forest.
- Zero natural forest conversion by APP Pulpwood suppliers since February 2013.
APP has seen notable improvements throughout its sustainability journey, and this is just the beginning. The practices and policies in place ensure that APP’s operations will continue to make the world a better place while preserving the world’s most precious natural resources for future generations.
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