World Rainforest Movement

Social conflict and environmental disaster: A report on Asia Pulp and Paper’s operations in Sumatra, Indonesia

By Rivani Noor and Rully Syumanda

This report discusses the social, economic and environmental impacts of APP’s operations. Chapter one gives an overview of Indonesia’s forestry industry development paradigm, which led to the industrial tree plantation policy (or Hutan Tanaman Industri [HTI]) to satisfy the pulp and paper industry’s demand for raw materials. Chapter two gives an overview of APP and its operations in Sumatra. Chapter three discusses the environmental impacts of APP’s operations in the provinces of Riau and Jambi in Sumatra. Chapter four describes the social and economic impacts of APP’s operations, as well as the impacts on local communities. Chapter five discusses the rights of workers employed by APP. The report ends with a summary of the impacts caused by APP’s operations.

Social conflict and environmental disaster: A report on Asia Pulp and Paper’s operations in Sumatra, Indonesia