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  • About this company:

    Founded under the RGE Group in 1973, Singapore

  • Parent company:
    RGE Group
  • Landbank
    455,015 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
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  • Substantiated concerns
    • In August 2013, APRIL unilaterally filed for withdrawal of all FSC certificates held by the group after Greenpeace, WWF-Indonesia and Rainforest Action Network filed a complaint to FSC accusing the company of large scale deforestation in Indonesia as well as negative social and environmental impacts to areas of High Conservation Values. FSC subsequently disassociated from APRIL. See further details and updates here.

Company assessment: APRIL – July 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 62.9% 99.33 / 158
  • Organisation: 23.5 / 30 78.3%
  • Policy: 47 / 74 63.5%
  • Practice: 28.8 / 54 53.4%
  • Self-reported: 13.3 / 54 24.6%
  • External: 9.3 / 54 17.1%
  • Certified: 6.3 / 54 11.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7 / 10 70%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment for all its operations?

      Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability and External Affairs Director is responsible for development, execution and monitoring compliance of April's sustainability strategy.

    • 4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is private.

    • N
      0 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      The company only provides figure on total number of senior managers in 2018 (19) but it is unclear how many are women. An undated leadership webpage only shows seven leaders one of which is a woman.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is private.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      PEFC, WBCSD, UNGC, TFA, HCV and FFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Fire Free Alliance, Rainforest Alliance, Independent Peat Expert Working Group.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.25 / 18 84.7%
    • Organisation: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantation, pulp and paper mill).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • 15. Total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      445,660

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Area of plantation/natural forest within outgrower schemes (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Unplanted (areas designated for future development as plantation forest) (ha)?

      0 - The company reports that it completed the establishment of plantations in its concessions in 2014 and since then did not develop new areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

    • 20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      12 - PT RAPP Teluk Meranti consists of two entities: PT RAPP Meranti East and PT RAPP Meranti West.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

    • 25. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use right (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 26. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on forest management (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 27. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on timber harvesting (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying FMUs?

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      31. Number of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      1 - Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Sumatra.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      32. Names and locations of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

    • 33. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned sawmills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      34. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned pulp and paper mills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      The company sources 35.99% of its fiber inputs from its subsidiary, RAPP and remaining 64.01% are sourced from Supply Partners (34.82%), Open Market Suppliers (28.72%) and Community fiber plantations (0.47%).

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

    • 36. Names and locations of all third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

    • 37. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and/or third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Procedures to trace raw materials to country of harvest?

      The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC-certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2018). The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC and PEFC-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC-certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials to its origin. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2018). Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified supply.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC-certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials to its origin. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2018).

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.77 / 9 64.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 5 55.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 5 55.5%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% third-party legality verification of FMUs or achieved?

      The company has already achieved 100% third-party legality verification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage area (ha) verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      100% - Sustainable Production Forest Management and Timber Legality Verification (PHPL-SVLK), PEFC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan to source only wood/wood fibre that is in legal compliance verified by a third party?

      All the company's suppliers are already third-party verified (SVLK, PEFC, IFCC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      100% - SVLK, PEFC, PHPL, IFCC, FSC and DKP.

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs or achieved 100% FSC-certification of FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      49. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controversial Sources requirements?

    • P
      0.77 / 1

      50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

      262,473 (77.5%) - 262,473 ha out of a total of 338,536 ha of the company's own area is certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    14.81 / 22 67.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 7 / 13 53.9%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 7 83%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 7 50.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company and its suppliers commit to "only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company and its suppliers commit to only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS and Peatland.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company has implemented a Land Cover Change (LCC) monitoring system which is based on analysis of Landsat imagery for changes in land cover across all fiber supply concessions and field verifications.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded?

      48 - The company reports 48 ha of forest loss due to encroachment in its own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Amount of illegal//non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

      136 - The company reports 136 ha of forest loss due to encroachment in its supplier operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company's landscape approach includes the use of plantation buffer zones on the periphery of conservation forest areas to make illegal logging and human encroachment less likely and has also published a landscape assessment in 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company has identified species of conservation concern referencing the IUCN Red list.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      63. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) project focused on the comprehensive ecosystem restoration of ecologically important peat forest areas on the Kampar Peninsula.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      68. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company provides many examples of protecting forest areas from illegal activities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC-certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms applies to all suppliers?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 9 61.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

      The company and its suppliers will only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed HCV and HCS assessments. The company will follow the HCS Approach as prescribed by the HCS Approach Steering Group.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

    • 77. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it hasn't expanded its plantation area since January 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      78. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

      The company only states a commitment to conduct environmental impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans?

    • 81. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on impact assessments (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    11.25 / 19 59.2%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      82. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company has a commitment not to develop forested peatlands, but this does not extend to non-forested peatlands. The company states that its Peat Expert Working Group will be used to provide inputs and recommendations on the development of non-forested peatland.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a commitment not to develop forested peatlands that applies to all current and future wood suppliers, as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships. This commitment does not extend to non-forested peatlands.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      242,465 - Figure calculated by adding PT RAPP's (108,692 ha), Supply Partners (127,122 ha) and Community Fiber Plantations (6,651ha) landbank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company has a commitment to best management practices for peat. No equivalent commitment could be identified for other soil types.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      87. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

      The company states its commitment to best management practices for peat which applies to its suppliers as well. No equivalent commitment could be identified for other soil types.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      88. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company provides evidence of best management practices for peat (management of water levels) and has commissioned an Independent Peat Expert Working Group. No best management practices could be identified for soils.

    • 89. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests.

    • N
      0 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers?

    • 91. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      94. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC-certified landbank.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      95. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company FMUs?

      4 - The company reports four fire incidents inside its concession area in 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

      33 - The company reports 33 fire incidents inside its supply partner's concession area in 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission Intensity for Pulp and Paper production as 0.46 tCO2e/adt pulp and 0.77 tCO2e/tonne paper respectively in 2018.

    • 99. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it hasn't expanded its plantation area since January 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      100. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports its GHG intensity figures for 2018, however, the intensity has increased since 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    9.25 / 22 42.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 11 38.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • External: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Certified: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company has a commitment to consume less water through mill usage than comparable operations and to continually increase water-use efficiency. This commitment has no specific target for water use intensity and is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Water use intensity?

      The company only reports its water use figures.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      Water Consumption for Pulp and Paper: 32.7 m3/adt (2013), 29.6 (2014), 29.5 (2015), 27.3 (2016), 24 (2017). Only water use figures reported by the company for 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

      The company commits to be within local legal limits for both BOD and COD and the reported figures show this target is already met.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

      The company reports its BOD and COD levels are already within legal limits.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company provides several examples of wastewater treatment in its operations.

    • 108. Evidence of sawmill run-off containment and wastewater treatment?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      Commitment covers the provision of buffer zones in conservation areas only.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company only provides limited details on the use of plantation buffer zones referring to conservation areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Evidence of eliminating chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 2

      120. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      121. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company only states that it will adopt IPM in its Pesticides and other Hazardous Materials Use Policy 2018 but no information is provided about its implementation.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      122. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      The company states that it has a solid waste management process in place to safely dispose of hazardous waste from its pulp and paper production operation.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    20.25 / 34 59.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 14 / 20 70%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company states commitment to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      125. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company only reports about having a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) which regularly reviews the progress on implementation of Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP 2.0) which includes a commitment to human rights as well. However, there are no dedicated teams or committees for Human Rights commitment implementation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to Indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      The company has an FPIC process but only limited detail is reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      134. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports it has a process for the resolution of land conflicts, but limited details are provided.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company provides multiple examples of steps to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations.

    • 136. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on population rights (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 137. Commitment to enable sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by local communities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      139. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides multiple examples of providing essential community services and facilities such as supporting infrastructure projects, education, healthcare and support to businesses and farmers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

    • 141. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on labour regulations (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company states that the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is respected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company only reports about having a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) which regularly reviews the progress on implementation of Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP 2.0) which includes a commitment to worker's rights as well. However, there are no dedicated teams or committees for worker's rights commitment implementation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      145. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

    • N
      0 / 1

      146. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      13,946 (69.56%) - Contractors as of December 2018 excluding the company's supply partners.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company states that it complies with Indonesian labour law, but it is unclear if it is committed to paying minimum wages to its employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company does not reference the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

      The company states its commitment to protecting the health and safety of workers which applies to all suppliers but the commitment does not refer to ILO Code of Practice.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      156. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides training and briefing to all employees, new hires and contract workers on OHS principles and work procedures to protect them from exposure to occupational health and safety hazards.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Injury Rate (employees & contractors): Fibre operations - male: 0.38, female: 0.10 and Mill Operations - male: 1.17, female: 0 (2018).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      7 - The company reports that seven fatalities occurred across APRIL's forestry operations in 2018.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.25 / 8 78.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 4 81.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      160. Programme to support outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders?

      The company supports farmers in improving skills in agricultural activities such as horticulture, plantation, animal husbandry, fishery and paddy planting development and also provides training, facilitation and technical support to farmers. It also has a community fibre plantation and livelihood plantation program to provide welfare and economic support to farmers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

      [Externally verified] 15 - The company reports that in 2018 it supported 15 community fibre plantations that cover 8,352 ha and Livelihood plantations that cover an area of 25,992 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company's Policy for Association sets out the procedure used to assess and confirm the compliance of prospective suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      100% - The company states that all current and future suppliers are required to comply with the policy and its related Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      All those suppliers that do not comply with or are in violation of APRIL's SFMP 2.0 commitments through direct or indirect involvement are given 30 days of time to work on a Corrective Action Plan listing the steps and providing a timeline to remedy the identified Unacceptable Activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Timebound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      166. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from FMUs which are compliant with timber and pulp sourcing policies?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company only reports that in 2018, its Human Resources team conducted 117 Core Value training attended by a total of 6,893 APRIL employees.

    • 170. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on legal registration (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • 172. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company's parent, Royal Golden Eagle, has a whistleblowing policy and provides an email address to report cases. This is applicable to the company as well, however no details on steps taken or how whistleblowers are protected are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: APRIL

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Scoring criteria: APRIL

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