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[Inside RGE] One Year On, Fire Free Alliance Addresses Forest Fire & Haze in Over 200 Indonesian Villages

By March 16, 2017No Comments

The Birth of the Fire Free Alliance

The Fire Free Alliance (FFA) marked its first anniversary this week in conjunction with Responsible Business Forum Jakarta, taking stock of the remarkable progress it has made over the past year and the work that remains ahead. 

Launched on  29 February 2016, FFA started with founding members APRIL, Asian Agri, IDH, Musim Mas, PM.Haze, and Wilmar, who collectively wanted to contribute to a solution to Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze problems with a focus on fire prevention through community engagement.

FFA, One Year On

In 2017, the voluntary alliance welcomed new members Sime Darby and IOI, who were attracted by a culture of sharing, trust and collaboration amongst its members and a members’ based information-sharing platform. Collectively, the expanded partnership reaches out to more than 200 villages covering at least 1.5 million hectares of land in various parts of Indonesia, equipping communities with the skills and means to prevent fire.

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