Sustainable Progress, Progress for Sustainability: Marking the Second Anniversary of the RGE Sustainability Framework

Sustainable Progress, Progress for Sustainability: Marking the Second Anniversary of the RGE Sustainability Framework

RGE and its business groups have for many years been on the journey of becoming more sustainable companies; it was to institutionalise this endeavour that the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp, and Paper Sustainability Framework was launched in 2015. Since then, the framework has been adopted and adapted in every aspect of our operations. Two years […]

APRIL Receives Honours at Indonesia Green Awards 2017

APRIL Receives Honours at Indonesia Green Awards 2017

Two APRIL-led sustainability initiatives were recognised at the recent Indonesia Green Awards 2017. Organised by The La Tofi School of CSR, the Indonesia Green Awards celebrates initiatives and achievements in environmental stewardship in Indonesia. One of 31 companies shortlisted for this year’s event, APRIL took home awards in the “Biodiversity Development and Energy Efficiency” and “New and […]

Improving Sustainability & Traceability: Apical Engages Suppliers & New partners

Improving Sustainability & Traceability: Apical Engages Suppliers & New partners

Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, continued its long-standing commitment towards creating sustainable and traceable palm oil supply lines when it recently hosted the Apical Shared Value Programme in Medan. Signaling robust interest, this year’s edition saw a total of 38 participants, up from 33 last year. Participants comprised business owners, […]

Meet the Photographers Behind the Winning RGE 2017 Desktop Calendar Photos

Meet the Photographers Behind the Winning RGE 2017 Desktop Calendar Photos

2015: The Start of RGE’s Photography Contest “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed,” said celebrated 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams. Since 2015, RGE has called upon the 50,000 employees across its business groups to do just that through an annual photography contest. […]

Tanoto Foundation Catalyses Development of Drug & Vaccines Against Infectious Diseases with Gift to SingHealth Duke-NUS

Tanoto Foundation Catalyses Development of Drug & Vaccines Against Infectious Diseases with Gift to SingHealth Duke-NUS

The Tanoto Foundation, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto, has a long tradition of supporting causes that enhance the quality of life. The most recent of such support is the contribution of a transformational gift to the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre to establish the Viral Research and Experimental […]

Fire-Free Village Programme Marks 2nd-Year Milestone

Fire-Free Village Programme Marks 2nd-Year Milestone

Fires are a major threat to sustainably managed plantations, annihilating assets that took years to grow and nurture. Recognising the danger and damage that fires cause, and keenly aware that a ground-up, partnership approach is needed in order for any solution to be effective, APRIL established the Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP) in 2015. FFVP started […]

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

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

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, […]

APRIL Canvasses Creative Expressions in Caring for the Climate with Doodle Competition

APRIL Canvasses Creative Expressions in Caring for the Climate with Doodle Competition

Indonesians from all walks of life cranked their creativity for the inaugural APRIL Caring for the Climate Doodle Competition held in Dec 2016.  APRIL, one of the largest and most technologically advanced pulp and paper products makers in the world, canvassed the public for creative expressions along the theme of “PT RAPP Good for Climate.” […]

Asian Agri Distributes IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri Distributes IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Since its founding in 1979, Asian Agri has grown to become one of the world’s leading palm oil producers, managing 100,000 hectares of land comprising 27 sustainably-managed plantations. Integral to its success over the past four decades is its close partnership with the thousands of smallholder farmers, who collectively manage another 60,000 hectares of oil […]