APP's move was significant because it had long been viewed by green groups as one of the most egregious environmental transgressors in Indonesia, driving large-scale conversion of wildlife-rich forests and carbon-dense peatlands. Given APP's track record and its decision to ramp up forest clearing in 2012, the policy was initially met with widespread skepticism, but through the first ten months of the deal, Greenpeace — once APP's fiercest critic — has reported "encouraging" progress. Other traditional adversaries like the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), WWF, and Greenomics-Indonesia have stepped up monitoring of APP's suppliers, while calling on it to reforest damaged areas. APP itself reported two breaches of the policy by suppliers, illustrating the challenge of top-down implementation across a web of subsidiaries and suppliers.
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