Toilet and tissue paper distributor
Established in Australia in 2007. Local operations include supplying private label tissue products.
|Solaris Paper Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Asia Pulp & Paper Company Ltd
owns 100% of Solaris Paper Pty Ltd
| Sinar Mas Group
owns 100% of Asia Pulp & Paper Company Ltd
|Solaris Paper Pty Ltd|
|Asia Pulp & Paper Company Ltd|
Asia Pulp & Paper and APRIL are among Indonesia's most destructive corporations. Between them, they produce 80 percent of Indonesia's pulp and paper. This comes from clear cutting rainforests and replacing them with monoculture acacia pulp wood plantations grown on these cleared rainforests and peatlands.
[Source 2010][More on Forests]
A 2012 Greenpeace investigative report exposed how APP pulp mills were riddled with ramin, an internationally protected tree species. The logging and trade in ramin is banned under Indonesian law. Greenpeace was calling APP's customers to stop doing business with APP until they clean up their act. APP has since announced a moratorium on further forest clearance and a range of measures to stop its role in deforestation.
[Source 2012][More on Forests]
This company received a score of 20/100 (retrieved 13-Oct-2016) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
This 2001 briefing examines the destructive practices of APP and the Indonesian pulp and paper industry.
[Source 2001][More on Forests]
With Indonesia having one of the highest rates of illegal logging in the world, and Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the subsidiary of Sinar Mas Group, being the largest Indonesian pulp producer, it would be hard to believe that APP is not also a partner in crime. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2005][More on Forests]
A number a companies cut ties with APP in 2008 on environmental grounds including Office Depot, Walmart, Staples, Ricoh and Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd.
[Source 2008][More on Habitats]
'The company has profited from a corporate ethic founded on corruption and environmental exploitation. In Indonesia's Riau province, where APP has fed paper mills for some two decades, forests have been devastated, while the local population has remained one of the poorest in the country.' Multinational Monitor article outlining criticisms. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2005][More on Forests]
This 2001 report by Friends of the Earth UK examines The responsibility of international financial institutions for Indonesian forest destruction, social conflict and the financial crisis of Asia Pulp & Paper.
[Source 2001][More on Forests]
Friends of the Earth has again called on UK paper merchants to cease trading with Asia Pulp & Paper after a new report made allegations of human rights abuses by the Indonesian pulp and paper industry. 2002 report.
[Source x][More on Human Rights]
'Four years ago, APP made a public pledge to protect some of the high conservation value forests within its holdings... APP is now touting a hollow commitment to conservation in an elaborate public relations and advertising campaign at the same time they are accelerating the clearing of rainforests.' [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2006][More on Governance]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
This company is a member of The Sustainability Consortium, an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. They develop transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.
[Source 2015][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
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|Sinar Mas Group|
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 4/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
A 2008 report on the sustainability claims of Malaysia's palm oil lobby, with a special focus on the state of sarawak.
[Source 2008][More on Forests]
Criticisms in this Greenpeace report include illegal logging, large-scale deforestation and expansion of palm oil plantations into previously forested areas. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2008][More on Palm Oil]
This company appeared ninth on RepRisk's top ten "most environmentally and socially controversial companies of 2010". Companies on the list were severely criticised during 2010 by the world's media, governments and NGOs. Criticisms of Sinar Mas include excessive deforestation to make way for palm oil production in Indonesia, destroying the habitats of endangered orangutans and Sumatran tigers, illegally burning forests, damaging rivers and fish stocks, destroying indigenous ways of life, and creating social conflict through land rights and resources disputes. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||50 in 2013|
|Address||Suite 2, Ground Floor, Building A, 12 Julius Ave, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Australia|
|Phone||02 8879 3333|
|Fax||02 8879 3300|