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604, 2018

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1508, 2018

APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan

In recent years, global paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have made heavily publicized commitments to have “zero deforestation” and respect for human rights in their supply chains. Yet official wood utilization reports compiled by the Indonesian government show that in 2017 both companies purchased wood from PT Fajar Surya Swadaya, an East Kalimantan concession-holder, which has cleared nearly 20,000 hectares (ha) of natural forest since 2013. APP also purchased wood from PT Silva Rimba Lestari, another East Kalimantan forestry company which has cleared more than 12,000 ha of natural forest during the same period.

Working Paper
3005, 2018

Removing the corporate mask

In 2015, following Indonesia’s disastrous forest and peatland fires, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) – Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer – denied owning or controlling two forest plantation companies in Sumatra that had experienced some of the worst burning. While acknowledging that PT Bumi Mekar Hijau and PT Sebangun Bumi Andalas Wood Industries are suppliers of wood fiber to the group’s pulp mills, APP claimed the companies are “independently owned and operated.” Yet a detailed analysis of those firms’ corporate registry documents show apparent close links with the Sinar Mas Group, APP’s parent conglomerate.

Press Release
602, 2018

APP is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), the undersigned NGOs highlight five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient.

Press Release
1901, 2018

Stop waste of US$26 billion on unnecessary coal power projects, urges major new coalition.

A coalition of Indonesian NGOs, dubbed the ‘Break Free From Coal’ coalition, has called for nine planned coal power plants to be dropped from the power supply plan due to concerns around massive supply overcapacity, which would lead to substantial financial and economic loss.

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WHAT WE DO

To achieve our goals, we center our four on several crucial issues of Indonesian environment and natural resources. Currently we work in four major scopes: forestry, palm oil, climate and energy, and wildlife.

PUBLICATIONS

APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan

In recent years, global paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have made heavily publicized commitments to have “zero deforestation” and respect for human rights in their supply chains. Yet official wood utilization reports compiled by the Indonesian government show that in 2017 both companies purchased wood from PT Fajar Surya Swadaya, an East Kalimantan concession-holder, which has cleared nearly 20,000 hectares (ha) of natural forest since 2013. APP also purchased wood from PT Silva Rimba Lestari, another East Kalimantan forestry company which has cleared more than 12,000 ha of natural forest during the same period.

Working Paper

Removing the corporate mask

In 2015, following Indonesia’s disastrous forest and peatland fires, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) – Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer – denied owning or controlling two forest plantation companies in Sumatra that had experienced some of the worst burning. While acknowledging that PT Bumi Mekar Hijau and PT Sebangun Bumi Andalas Wood Industries are suppliers of wood fiber to the group’s pulp mills, APP claimed the companies are “independently owned and operated.” Yet a detailed analysis of those firms’ corporate registry documents show apparent close links with the Sinar Mas Group, APP’s parent conglomerate.

Press Release

APP is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), the undersigned NGOs highlight five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient.

Press Release

Oil Palm Bill: A Tool to Back Up Illegal Permit Holders and Forest Encroachers

Jakarta, 5 February 2017 - It is a wonder to look at how progressive are the policymakers when deliberating the new bill on oil palm (RUU Perkelapasawitan). The bill, included within 2017 prioritized bill just two months ago, has already been in harmonization process. Yet, if we look closely, the bill doesn’t seem like what it promises.

Press Release

Stop waste of US$26 billion on unnecessary coal power projects, urges major new coalition.

A coalition of Indonesian NGOs, dubbed the ‘Break Free From Coal’ coalition, has called for nine planned coal power plants to be dropped from the power supply plan due to concerns around massive supply overcapacity, which would lead to substantial financial and economic loss.

Policy Brief

Private Gain, Public Risk: Guarantees & Credit Enchancement for Indonesia’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

An analysis—a collaboration between Oil Change International and Auriga—finds that loan guarantees for coal projects through 2017 alone could end up costing between $2.1 billion and $4 billion, and could rise as loan guarantees expand beyond 2017. Billions of dollars in additional risk is being created through business variability guarantees and by state-owned enterprises assuming currency risk in new coal power plant contracts.

Press Release

Indonesia Govt taking massive risk through subsidies to the coal industry

Indonesia's electricity plans are dominated by dirty coal-fired power plants, which not only create environmental problems, but also create significant financial risks for the Government of Indonesia and for Indonesian electricity consumers. Guarantees and similar policies that benefit coal power plants in Indonesia could result in losses to the Government of Indonesia that reach tens trillions of rupiah - billions of U.S dollars. These financial risks arise from a combination of risk insurance (guarantees) and credit enhancement programs for dirty coal electricity projects.

ABOUT US

Auriga is an Indonesian non-governmental organization that engages in an effort to conserve Indonesian natural resources and the environment to improve the quality of life of humankind. To achieve our goals, we are constantly carrying out investigative research, encouraging policy changes for better natural resources and environmental governance, as well as doing advocacy through legal mechanisms. Our organization welcomes everybody from any place to work with us, particularly those who have the same ideas and visions as us.

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