The largest integrated viscose-rayon fiber producer in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has released its vision of sustainability in the next 10 years “APR2030". The main targets include: 20% of the total production of viscose fiber (VSF) is made from recycled materials,Achieving net-zero emissions from land use by emphasizing vertical integration with APRIL as a major supplier and halving the intensity of carbon emissions per tonne of VSF.,Together with APRIL we are helping to reduce extreme poverty levels within a 50 km radius of our area of operation, and Support the conservation and protection of wildlife habitats in Indonesia.
Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director of RGE, said “In recent years, we have made real progress in bringing sustainability into our business strategy. At the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, it was very clear that business growth and sustainability must go hand in hand, and the launch of APR2030 is in line with that spirit.”
“Not only that, we also see that businesses across Asia are getting serious about reducing emissions generated in their operational processes and from their supply chains. Fundamental changes are underway as we are now ensuring that our production not only protects carbon and biodiversity, but also empowers the communities in which we operate,” he said.
APR Director Basrie Kamba stated “As part of implementing APR2030, we will pioneer the recycling of textile waste in Indonesia, starting from building the necessary collection, sorting and logistics infrastructure to ensuring textile waste does not end up in landfills.”
“We will also partner with yarn, fabric, garment manufacturers, as well as fashion industry players to reuse textile remnants that can be recycled. We will also continue to invest in clean manufacturing, closed loop technology and production innovation.”
“Another main goal is to ensure open access for sustainable fashion to designers and consumers. APR2030 further strengthens Indonesia's position as a sustainable viscose-rayon producer while supporting global climate and biodiversity goals," said Basrie.