As a brand of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Galaxy Brite believes in responsible production that takes into account the sustainability of the environment where we operate in and the communities that lives around our operation. We are striving to meet the sustainability attributes desired by our customers through our commitment to APP’s Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020 as well as our support to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
A main focus is to ensure that Galaxy Brite production is free from deforestation. We put various measures in place to ensure that, and currently 100% of our raw material is legal woods sourced from sustainably-managed plantations, most of which are certified under the global forest certification standards such as the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). In line with that, we also implement initiatives to protect the natural forests, as well as maintaining the biodiversity, in our suppliers’ concession areas.
Our workers and the local communities that lives in and around our operation areas are a critical stakeholder to us. Wherever we operate, we ensure that the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle is observed prior to undertaking new activities. Various community empowerment programs are also in place to ensure that the local communities will thrive together with us. This include as well programs that support gender equality and economic empowerment for women, particularly those in the rural areas.