Indonesia’s Asia Pulp & Paper signs universal climate agreement

Asia Pulp & Paper joins other companies who have pledged to fight climate change Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the largest paper companies in the world, has joined leading global companies in committing to CDP’s ‘Road to Paris’ Initiative, reports Packaging Europe. The signatories of the initiative have pledged their commitment on fighting climate change and can disclose their progress in fulfilling those commitments through the CDP reporting mechanism.

Asia Pulp and Paper has successfully implemented zero commodity driven deforestation from its supply chain. The members of ‘Road to Paris’ are committed to completed a global timeline to cut natural forest loss in half by year 2020 and strive to end it by year 2030.

Asia Pulp and Paper has also committed to support the protection and restoration of one million hectares of tropical rainforest in Indonesia; one of the most ambitious conservation commitments ever made by a private company.

“Ambitious targets such as zero deforestation can be agreed to, implemented and achieved by global companies, many of those operating in emerging economies. Our view is that wherever a company is involved in the forest supply chain, they should be committing to fight climate change and deforestation,” said Aida Greenbury, managing director of sustainability of Asia Pulp and Paper.

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