Andritz and the Indonesian Paper and Pulp industry

Andritz signed a €120 million contract with the Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), “to supply the world’s largest recovery boiler for OKI’s new kraft pulp mill in Indonesia”.1 According to ECA Watch Austria, “APP is one of the worst pulp and paper producers worldwide” being regularly confronted with “allegations of corruption, human rights violations and illegal logging of primary rain forest”.2 Local affected communities fear the pollution of rivers, endangering fishery and agriculture. Impacts include loss of high conservation value forests and habitat, endangering threatened species, the loss of peat soils (which results in high levels of CO2 being released).3

 


  1. Andritz Group (2014):http://www.andritz.com/pp-pulp-and-paper/pp-news/pp-news-detail.htm?id=27097 (accessed 08.10.2014) []
  2.  respACT (2014): https://www.respact.at/site/mitglieder/profilecsr/profile/748.html (accessed on 20.10.2014) []
  3.  See footnote 2 and: Banktrack (2014):http://www.banktrack.org/manage/ajax/ems_dodgydeals/createPDF/oki_pulp_paper_mills (accessed 8.10.2014) []

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