APP obtained LEI-CoC certification, equivalent certification to FSC, aiming to expand the certified paper into the Asia Market.

Nikkan Shigyo Tsushin, 12 November 2009
(Tokyo Tsushin) APP obtained Chain of Custody (CoC) certification based on LEI certification program of Indonesia Ecolabeling Institute*. APP is going to produce and market the LEI certified paper for the future.

LEI is an eco-labeling certification developed in Indonesia, which ensures that sustainable operation is implemented at well-managed forests based on social norms. APP passed the test through a series of certification processes. APP says that they implement sustainable forest management at its wood sources and comply with laws and regulations as a responsible paper manufacturer.

APP mills which obtained LEI CoC certification this time are Indah Kiat, Lontar Papyrus, Kerawang and Perawang under Pindo Deli, Tjiwi Kimia. The range of certification covers all the pulp and paper products and the company firstly aims to increase the ratio of certified paper step by step from initial 10%.

*LEI is an Indonesian organization which intends to promote sustainable management of natural resources. It implements certifications of natural forests, plantation forests, community forests and CoC (Chain of Custody).
At FCAG (Forest Certification Assessment Guide) in 2007, a comparative study between LEI and FSC was conducted and accredited that the two certifications were equivalent.