Since 1989, International Paper APPM recognized the need of self sufficiency in terms of sourcing of fibrous raw materials. Given the nature of the crop that finally delivers the pulpwood, it would have led to deforestation unless vital step of afforestation was initiated and ensured. Consequently, International Paper APPM embarked on an ambitious plan to generate the raw material by coordinating with farmers to utilize their barren marginal and degraded lands.
To date, around 1.50 billion seedlings of fast-growing Subabul, Casuarina and Eucalyptus have been distributed to cover 2,14,500 hectares of coastal land, and aided more than 55,000 beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are provided planting material at extremely subsidized rates. The scheme has been widely accepted and adopted by the rural people and is now held as the benchmark in plantation activities.READ MORE
International Paper APPM Limited FSC FM Public Summary 2017
International Paper APPM Limited has been one of the pioneers in the shifting of focus from natural forest to Farm Forestry. It has also remained one of the few Mills to have achieved the coveted certificate of FSC FM in its own name. It acquired the FSC FM certification in 2014.
IPAPPM Farm Forestry commemorates International Day of Forest & World Water Day
"International Day of Forests" and "World Water Day" are both declared by United Nations, to be observed every year on 21st March and 22nd March respectively.