Invitation: FSC Webinar on the Baseline Assessment of APRIL

On the 7th and 9th of December, FSC will be hosting two webinars on the APRIL baseline assessment.

In 2013, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. Group (APRIL) was accused by Greenpeace, WWF-Indonesia and Rainforest Action Network of being involved in large-scale deforestation activities in Indonesia and bringing negative social and environmental impacts to areas with high conservation values.

Consistent with our mission to promote the responsible management of forests worldwide, over the last 10 months FSC has been engaging with an independent consultancy, Forest Finest Consulting, to evaluate the allegations of the original complaint and other potential violations of our Policy for Association.

A complete, objective, and comprehensive baseline analysis was commissioned by FSC to inform its dialogue with APRIL and share with interested stakeholders.

The result of this baseline analysis has now been published on the FSC website and can be found here. As a next step in the process, we would like to share the findings of the baseline analysis with all interested stakeholders, along with the actions we are taking to safeguard the forests and their communities in Indonesia.

On 7 and 9 of December, FSC will be hosting two webinars on the APRIL baseline assessment. We invite our stakeholders to join these webinars, so that we can provide more details and answer questions about the analysis and the next steps in this case. 

  • Webinar #1: 7 December 2020, 10:00 am Central European Time (CET), 5 pm Hong Kong Time: ‘Methodology, findings, and conclusions from FSC’s Baseline Analysis of APRIL conducted by Forest Finest Consulting: Establishing a comprehensive baseline of information’. This webinar will provide an in-depth explanation of the scope, procedure, findings and conclusions of the FSC baseline analysis of APRIL. Please click here to register for this webinar. 
  • Webinar #2: 9 December 2020, 10:00 am CET, 5 pm Hong Kong Time: ‘FSC next steps and roadmap process for APRIL’. This webinar will present insights from the baseline analysis and will consider how they may lead to the next phase in the FSC process: the ‘roadmap’. Please click here to register for this webinar.

We invite you to participate on the consultation on this case. Please send your questions and comments for the webinar Q&As by email before 4 December to: s.jones@fsc.org

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