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, […]

[Guest Blog] Behind the Scenes of Ecosystem Restoration: A Salute to the Field Teams working on Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) by Dr Tony Whitten

[Guest Blog] Behind the Scenes of Ecosystem Restoration: A Salute to the Field Teams working on Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) by Dr Tony Whitten

Editor’s Note: This article was first published on April Dialog. Dr Tony Whitten is Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Fauna & Flora International (FFI). FFI is RER’s technical partner, managing key elements of the project as they relate to biodiversity, climate and communities. As part of its role, it has released an important report, detailing Biodiversity on the Kampar […]

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.” […]

[Guest Blog] Study Trip to Pangkalan Kerinci by Master Students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

[Guest Blog] Study Trip to Pangkalan Kerinci by Master Students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

On 28-29 November 2016, a group of approximately 55 students of Master of Public Administration at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL and Asian Agri, two world-class companies in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The visit was a study trip program as part of the […]

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 […]

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

“In developing countries, business accounts for 60% of GDP and 90% of jobs, so the kind of change envisaged by the SDGs can only be achieved with the input of the private sector,” declared Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Director for Asia-Pacific, UNDP; setting an important context for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable […]

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students: Interview with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students: Interview with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong

 A group of students from Singapore’s Catholic Junior College visited Kerinci, the heart of APRIL’s operations, as a reward of their winning entry at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s CUBE 2015 competition. Inside RGE catches up with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong as they reflect on their 3D/2N trip.  Inside RGE: Can you share your top […]

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

From a quiet neighborhood in the 1980s, Buona Vista is today a thriving suburb in Singapore that boasts bioscience, technology and media research hubs, the Asia campus of French business school Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), and an up-and-coming Asia headquarters for pharmaceutical giant GSK, all while maintaining a link to nature and heritage […]

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) is go-to agency for Singapore-based companies that want to deepen and widen their understanding and implementation of CSR and corporate sustainability practices. As a signatory to the Principles of the UN Global Compact and a company committed to applying responsible and best-practice sustainable forestry management across every aspect of its […]