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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.

Indonesia’s Timber Supply Gap: More Than 30 Percent of Wood Used by Indonesia’s Industrial Forestry Sector Comes from Illegal, Unsustainable Sources

Indonesia’s Timber Supply Gap: More Than 30 Percent of Wood Used by Indonesia’s Industrial Forestry Sector Comes from Illegal, Unsustainable Sources.

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