In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

In the Beginning: Sowing the Seeds of a Global Enterprise

On a fine morning in 1967, a gentleman entered the premises of Toko Motor, a spare parts supply shop in Medan, Indonesia. There, he found Sukanto Tanoto, who confidently showed him what the shop had to offer. Impressed by the fair pricing, the gentleman returned the following week and identified himself as an auditor for […]

Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto Spurs Research in Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto Spurs Research in Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Supporting entrepreneurship among Asia’s family businesses is a topic close to the heart of Tanoto Foundation Founder Sukanto Tanoto. From his first foray into the world of business 50 years ago in Medan, Indonesia to chairing RGE–a company that manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with operations the world over–Sukanto Tanoto‘s family has been […]

RGE Celebrates 50 Years in Business

RGE Celebrates 50 Years in Business

RGE 50 celebrations kicked off with a three-day celebration in Medan, Indonesia. It was in Medan where a young Sukanto Tanoto started his entrepreneurial journey under difficult family circumstances. Five decades later, RGE manages a successful group of world-class resource-based companies with over US$18 billion in assets and 60,000 employees. Over three days, nearly 400 senior employees […]

Talented RGE Employees Capture Business Philosophy Through the Lens

Talented RGE Employees Capture Business Philosophy Through the Lens

In this issue of Inside RGE, we feature the talented RGE employees who have so aptly captured the 5Cs — Good for Community, Country, Climate, Customer, and Company — in a 2016 photo contest that saw some 500 entries from RGE’s global workforce around the world. The winning submissions are proudly featured in the 2017 […]

RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto Shares Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC Lasting Legacy

RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto Shares Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC Lasting Legacy

RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto was recently featured by international broadcaster CNBC as he shared his five-decade journey as an entrepreneur in the second season of Lasting Legacy, a programme that explores the secrets behind the success of the world’s leading family businesses and business families. The feature offers a timely retrospective of Sukanto Tanoto’s […]

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, […]