Our Role As A United Nations Global Compact Signatory

As an Australian operated and managed business partner of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, we play an important role in developing economies that employ thousands of people around the globe.

With our plantation and manufacturing operations focused in maturing countries such as Indonesia and China, we are acutely aware that our responsibility to produce pulp and paper in a responsible way goes further than how we manage our forests. In addition, we have a critical role in helping alleviate poverty, empower individuals and communities and grow developing economies.

As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, Paper Force supports The Ten Principles with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and understands that in order to have an effective environmental policy you need to have social and economic policies in place as well. APP is aware of this and has ensured that social rights and protection play a critical part in the company’s Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020.

The Roadmap covers not only important issues such as its commitment to protecting High Conservation Value Forests, but also improvements in water management in line with the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, a reduction of carbon emissions, improved human rights and employee welfare, community engagement and conflict resolution.

Not only is APP providing direct employment, but is investing in micro-financing projects that empower women into business, investing in skills-based agriculture and horticultural production for children between 15-18 years old and providing much needed social support, including building health centres in remote locations and schools to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Along with our significant conservation programs and Roadmap for sustainable pulp and paper production, we are working with like-minded stakeholders, including the UN Global Compact, to continually refine our activities and look at new ways to demonstrate social, economic and environmental best practice.

For more information on the UNGC, please visit http://www.unglobalcompact.org/