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20% of paper products at NTUC FairPrice sourced from Asia Pulp & Paper
NTUC FairPrice on Monday said about 20 per cent of the paper products carried by the supermarket chain are sourced from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Group, through a licensed distributor in Singapore.
Five Indonesian companies, including APP, were named by the National Environment Agency as possible contributors to the haze pollution. The Singapore government has sent notices to these firms for possible transgressions of the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act.
FairPrice said that it is monitoring the progress of investigation on APP. It has also approached the group to register its concern and seek clarification on their practices.
"As a responsible retailer, FairPrice takes a strong stance in this matter as we expect our partners to adopt values that are aligned with ours; this includes adopting and promoting sustainable practices," Seah Kian Peng, CEO of NTUC FairPrice, said in a statement.
"The haze affects all of us and we empathise with our customers for the inconvenience and disruption that it has caused. We assure that prompt and firm actions will be taken on any of our suppliers if they are found to be responsible for any unethical practices that contributes to the haze."