Perverted Procedures: “celebrating” the 6th month of Accredia’s complaints merry-go-round

Perverted Procedures: “celebrating” the 6th month of Accredia’s complaints merry-go-round

The falsified signatures can be recognized as separate scans added to the reports.
The falsified signatures can be recognized as separate scans added to the reports.

Mid July ’15, I raised serious concerns over the lack of stakeholder consultation and falsified findings and signatures at PT AJA Indonesia (AJA). AJA acknowledged all issues, but downplayed them by suggesting that it ‘could be a misunderstanding’. AJA then continued to drag its feet addressing these – quite serious – issues for months.

Mid October ‘15, I consequently raised a formal complaint with the relevant accreditation body: Accredia in Italy. The case seemed quite straight-forward: AJA manipulated various findings in a report – and slapped a scan of my signature on it – without my consent. Alas, Accredia’s follow-up was null and naught during the following months… it merely requested a case chronology and the email communications with AJA (which was readily emailed). As the months dragged on, Accredia failed to communicate any progress on the case, or any indication on when it would be addressed. Continue reading

[LINK] Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its “zero deforestation” commitment?

[LINK] Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its “zero deforestation” commitment?

oki-mill-reportBy Wetlands International

This study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile sustainability commitments, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is building one of the world’s largest pulp mills in the Indonesian province of South Sumatra without a sustainable wood supply. The US$2.6 billion OKI Pulp & Paper Mills project will expand APP’s wood demand by over 50%, with much of this coming from plantations on high-carbon peatlands.

Read more here.