One of the pillars of Sinar Mas in the field of paper, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) through PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk won an award as the best exporter in the event Primaniyarta 2015.

Based on the releases received in Palembang, on Friday (October 23, 2015), the award was given directly by President Joko Widodo at the opening of the 30th years Trade Expo Indonesia in Jakarta.

Director of APP Suhendra Wiriadinata said this award is an appreciation of the state to companies who still consider the standards in the delivery of products to foreign countries.

"The Company welcomes this award because it can be an indicator that the company has been producing quality products that can be received by the international market. It can be seen through the value and the export volume that is increasing every year," he said.

He said, the company constantly improves performance and maintains the quality that since 2007 have received Primaniyarta awards five times, namely in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015.

The success earned top honors among exporters because the company put forward the principle of sustainability, transparency, uphold government regulations, and law-abiding.

"This achievement is also not detached of potential sectors of pulp and paper as the mainstay of national exports. In accordance with market demand, the APP also has been producing paper and derivative products that have added value," he said.

He continued, manufacture of value-added derivative products is also encouraged by the government by entering the category of 'green product' in the Primaniyarta event 2015.

This category is especially on the export of resource-based products and processed products which could potentially generate hazardous waste.

"The production of pulp and paper requires a supply of wood raw materials in a sustainable manner, it can only be obtained by preserving the plantations, and the surrounding neighborhood," he said.

Therefore, zero burning policy land preparation becomes the company's commitment since 1996.

"In fact, since 2013, the company has also been implementing forest conservation policy , which is one commitment not to open a new area of natural forest," he said.

Related with this achievements that are up to five times, Suhendra said it will be a pep in providing the best for the country.

"Innovation without stopping, increase the value of exports, employing hundreds of thousands of employees, and pay attention to environmental aspects into a single entity in the company to run production. The company not only produce quality products, but also pay attention to the human factor and the environment must be maintained. Especially today, come a number of challenges going on in them, the weakening global economy and droughts due to the impact of El Nino, "said Suhendra.

Primaniyarta is the highest award given to the Government of Indonesia that are considered the most outstanding exporters in the export sector.

The award is given by the Directorate General of Export Development, the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia that has the objective to appreciate the national exporters who recorded the best performance in the non-oil exports.

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