The Sustainable Trade Initiative for Pulp & Paper (STIPP) works towards mainstreaming sustainability in the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia and China. With its initial focus on Indonesia, IDH supports the industry with a learning and innovations platform working to find solutions, which reduce deforestation and increase clean manufacturing.

STIPP partners with producers to encourage sector-wide adoption of sustainable forest management, high carbon stock standard/guidance, best peatland management, social management practices, resource efficient- and waste management practices and integrated landscape-level sustainability management.

To ensure multi-stakeholder acceptance, STIPP project members include producers, associations, government agencies, academic institutions, buyers, input suppliers, and various civil societies. With assistance from industry associations, lessons learned from STIPP will be disseminated to small- and medium-sized producers; ensuring sustainability is mainstreamed throughout the sector.