In less than two years, Indonesian viscose rayon producer Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), has achieved numerous milestones in promoting sustainability. Earlier this year, the company inaugurated Indonesia’s largest viscose rayon facility to date in Riau, Sumatra.The 240,000-ton capacity mill seeks to strengthen the national textile and textile product industry as part of the government’s “Making Industry 4.0” vision. Aside from bolstering the textile sector.
APR has also launched initiatives for clean manufacturing, sustainable sourcing, and supporting local communities and employees. It recently also launched an inaugural sustainability report which details the accomplishments of the said efforts.
APR’s inaugural sustainability report reveals the company’s plans to reduce air emissions from its viscose-making process. The company plans to recover over 90 percent of carbon disulfide from their production. In 2019, the average recovery rate was 89.2 percent, just a few steps closer to the target.
The report also outlines how APR has been actively helping fight the global pandemic. Along with its parent entity APRIL, the company has provided 15,000 personal protective equipment gowns, 150,000 surgical masks, and gloves to Riau’s Covid-19 taskforce.