Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas APRIL Group contributed a chapter to the Policy White Paper “Efficient agriculture, stronger economies in ASEAN: Private sector perspectives for policy-makers“. The chapter was briefly discussed at last month’s Responsible Business Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016 in Jakarta. Please view the article below. Please also read APRIL Dialog for Director for Sustainability […]

APRIL Group lauded at Indonesia Green Awards

APRIL Group lauded at Indonesia Green Awards

APRIL Group received plaudits at the Indonesia Green Awards on May 21, 2016 for its commitment to the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau project and implementation of the Fire-Free Village Programme. Its Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) received two awards for biodiversity development and fire prevention. Indonesia Green Awards 2016 Organised by The […]

Anderson Tanoto at Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources: Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

Anderson Tanoto at Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources: Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto spoke at a panel on sustainable land use at the April 15, 2016 Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources. He was joined by fellow panelists Head of Indonesia’s National Peat Restoration Body (Badan Restorasi Gambut) Nazir Foead and Vice President of Double A Thirawit Leetavorn. Singapore Institute of International Affairs […]

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

As part of APRIL Group’s effort to continually communicate and engage its stakeholders in a transparent way, APRIL Group hosted briefing sessions for the banking community in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively on March 21 and March 28, 2016. Over 180 bank representatives attended the sessions which covered not only the group’s financial performance but also […]

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

The formation of the Fire-Free Alliance (FFA) was announced 11 March 2016. The alliance is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform to help solve land and forest fires in Indonesia. (see news release) RGE companies APRIL Group and Asian Agri are among the founding members, which include leading forestry and agricultural companies Musim Mas and Wilmar. These […]

Fire-Free Village Programme technical workshop galvanises fire prevention resolve

Fire-Free Village Programme technical workshop galvanises fire prevention resolve

APRIL Group continues to expand its fire prevention programme with the organising of the first-ever “Fire-Free Village Programme” technical workshop held in Jakarta Feb 29 to Mar 1, 2016. The technical workshop provided a platform for knowledge sharing on collaborative fire prevention practices. Largely based on the invaluable experience gained from implementing the Fire-Free Village Programme, the […]

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, […]

APRIL Group joins PEFC as International Stakeholder member

APRIL Group joins PEFC as International Stakeholder member

APRIL Group recently joined the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as an International Stakeholder member on Feb 2, 2016. PEFC International Stakeholder membership As a member of the world’s largest forest certification system, the pulp and paper producer will play an active role in supporting PEFC’s commitment to promote sustainable forest management in […]

APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

Building on the successes of the inaugural Fire-Free Village Programme, APRIL Group announced that the programme will be expanded to include 20 villages in 2016. These villages, from Pelalawan, Siak and Meranti, are joined by an additional 55 villages participating in the Fire Aware Community programme. (Please view APRIL Group’s 1 Feb 2016 news release for more […]

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

The haze affected Southeast Asian nations in third quarter 2015, exacerbated by uncontrolled fires and inadequate land management. Governments, businesses, communities and NGOs have discussed the issue at length, each desperate to establish a stronger and more robust governance to end uncontrolled fires and transboundary haze. Production-protection partnerships are forged over the last few years […]