Thursday, December 09, 2004

New APP Hainan mill old-growth and HCVF policy

The APP mill on Hainan Island in China has announced a new policy for sourcing old-growth and HCVF fibre and a review of the Yunnan mill's sourcing. From

APP announces wood purchase policy for Hainan mill and independent review of Yunnan operations
BEIJING, Dec. 2, 2004 (Press Release) - APP China has announced its wood purchase policy for the newly commissioned Hainan pulp mill at Yangpu, Hainan.

The policy prohibits the mill from purchasing wood from old growth forests and requires the mill to eliminate from its supply chain any wood from tropical forests that has been identified as being High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF).