"Last year we experienced big fires in South Sumatra, Borneo and Java. In fact, last year’s El Nino actually affected the whole world. It also affected our conservation and plantation areas. We are very supportive of the government's prompt actions to actually have a look at this," APP's Managing Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, told foresthints.news on Thursday (Feb 4) in response to questions about the impact on its operations of the fires, which led to two of its largest suppliers having their licenses suspended by the Indonesian government.
Aida also said that APP fully respected the government’s decision to suspend the licenses of the suppliers.
"And hopefully by that we can improve our practices to guide our suppliers to have a better integrated fire management system to make sure that we can reduce the risk from fires in the landscape in the future," Aida said.