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.