Joint Statement on Asia Pulp and Paper’s OKI mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia
Climate mitigation and adaptation
Private sector performance
On December 23, 2016 Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced it had started production at one of the largest pulp and tissue mills in the world. The mill comes with high costs for Indonesia and the global environment: the mill’s wood supply is grown mostly on drained peatlands, a production system that causes extremely high carbon emissions and, at times, catastrophic fires.
The following NGO statement calls on APP to stop using drained peatlands for pulpwood plantations and to restore degraded areas. The statement is issued by: Wetlands International, Eyes on the Forest (a coalition including WWF Indonesia, Jikalahari, Walhi Riau and other civil society organizations in Sumatra and Kalimantan), Rainforest Action Network, Hutan Kita Institute, Woods & Wayside International, and Yayasan Auriga.