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 […]

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, […]

RGE 2016 Highlights

RGE 2016 Highlights

The year 2016 marked the fruition of several strategic business initiatives for RGE and our business groups. Yet, even in the midst of growth, RGE has not forgotten about giving back to the community, supporting the country, and being responsible stewards of the climate. Some of the highlights include: RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto adds fourth […]

Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Abundant sunshine, regular rainfall and tropical climate are fecund conditions for the growth of oil palm, and nowhere do the oil palm flowers bloom more proudly than along the tropical equator belt. Not taking the naturally favorable conditions for granted, Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, has embedded sustainability into […]

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

As a responsible business committed to building a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain, Apical—one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia— developed  a Shared Value Programme to equip its Riau-based suppliers with the knowledge and good practices to help them gain a competitive edge in meeting global requirements in sustainable palm […]

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

“This strategic acquisition provides Apical the beachhead to build our share in the EU market which values sustainability.” – Says Apical Group‘s President Dato’ Yeo How, as one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil exporters successfully closed an acquisition of leading Spanish biodiesel company Bio-Oils on July 5, 2016. An important step in Apical’s expansion Apical Group […]

Apical’s Sustainability Dialogue with Banks 2016

Apical’s Sustainability Dialogue with Banks 2016

On 22 April 2016, Apical Group held its inaugural Business Briefing & Sustainability Update. Led by its President Dato’ Yeo How, Apical management hosted 90 representatives from 30 banks at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. In addition to receiving updates on Apical sustainability journey, the banking representatives got to interact with Apical’s management and sustainability […]

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

This time last year, RGE launched the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework, under which RGE companies developed their respective sustainability policies. RGE’s Sustainability Framework Steered by RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s business philosophy of doing what is Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate and Good for Company, the overarching Sustainability […]

RGE companies continue proving credit strength with banks

RGE companies continue proving credit strength with banks

RGE held a Bankers’ Appreciation Night in Hong Kong and Singapore to thank banks that have participated in recent syndicated loan facilities of APRIL Group and Apical. Proven credit strength in milestone year 2015 was a milestone year for the RGE group of companies. While major progress was made in the companies’ respective sustainability journeys, […]

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

The RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework is a holistic policy that spells out RGE’s promise to sustainable development. This is to be achieved by the implementation of best practices in the social, environmental and economic domains. About the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework The Sustainability Framework is guided by […]