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Company Response

17 Dec 2014


APRIL (Asia Pacific Resources Intl. Limited) response

As to not be misrepresented by BANKTRACK’s report, we would like to take this opportunity to present the facts in relation to our operations in Indonesia...APRIL is a leading producer of fibre, pulp and paper with operations division in Riau Province, Indonesia under PT. Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP). APRIL has been a pioneer in implementing sustainability practices in the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia... In 2014, APRIL’s social and economic impact to date, as measured by a range of reports include: 1. 90,000 jobs created. 2. 6.1% of regional non-oil GDP 3. 2,800 scholarship granted through Tanoto Foundation 4. 5,000 local community jobs created 5. 76,000 hectares allocated for community livelihood projects. 6. 36,700 beneficiaries for health provisions. 7. 150 million trees planted every year, improving degraded land productivity. 8. 250,000 hectares of High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) set aside for conservation, voluntarily....

Part of the following timelines

BankTrack report finds banks not yet living up to human rights obligations under UN Guiding Principles

Indonesia: BankTrack allegations against APRIL re its alleged involvement in land & social conflicts in Riau Province