Sustaining Deforestation: APRIL’s links with PT Adindo Hutani Lestari undercut “No Deforestation” pledge (2020)

AURIGA -  As the analysis in this report shows, from June 3, 2015 (the date on which APRIL’s current “no deforestation” commitment came into effect) through August 31, 2020, an estimated 7,291 hectares of natural forest has been destroyed within Adindo’s concession area. Of the total deforestation, 52% has occurred in areas designated as High Conservation Value (HCV) in an assessment commissioned by Adindo and shared by the APRIL Group. More than 50% of the deforestation was detected on carbon-rich peatlands, which are protected under Indonesian law depending on their depth and condition.