Musim Mas joins the Fire Free Alliance
11 March 2016, Jakarta — Musim Mas is pleased to announce that it will join a group of leading forestry and agriculture companies, NGOs and other partners to form the Fire Free Alliance (FFA), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform to aid in the solution to land and forest fires in Indonesia.
Founding members include APRIL Group, Asian Agri, IDH, Musim Mas, PM.Haze, Rumah Pohon and Wilmar. Members have jointly committed to collaborate and share knowledge, information and potentially, resources to roll out fire prevention initiatives based on APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP), and also to enhance fire monitoring, detection and suppression.
FFA members will adopt and implement the FFVP, sharing lessons and best practices on how partnerships and engagement with the communities can protect forests from the high risk of fires. NGOs and other partners will contribute towards facilitation to a wider group of companies, research capability and where the expertise is available, review fire management strategies and practices of FFA members. The FFA’s commitment supports the Indonesian Government’s commitment to a Haze Free ASEAN by 2020.
“We believe the FFA will be a valuable platform to exchange Good Practices and enhance Musim Mas’ existing firefighting plans,” said Dr Petra Meekers, Director of Sustainable Development, Musim Mas.
For more information, please contact:
+65 6576 4770
The FFA was formed in February 2016 and is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform comprising forestry and agriculture companies, NGOs and other concerned partners keen to contribute to a solution to Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze problems arising from land burning. Founding members include APRIL Group, Asian Agri, IDH, Musim Mas, PM.Haze, Rumah Pohon and Wilmar. FFA members collaborate to share information, knowledge and potentially resources to help achieve a fire and haze free Indonesia.
For more information, please visit the Fire Free Alliance website here.