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, […]

Rats! Here Come the Owls: A Look at Asian Agri’s Integrated Pest Management Program

Rats! Here Come the Owls: A Look at Asian Agri’s Integrated Pest Management Program

With 27 oil palm estates in Riau, Jambi and North Sumatra totaling 160,000 hectares of land of which 60,000 are smallholder estates, Asian Agri together with its smallholder farmers represent one of Indonesia’s leading palm oil businesses. But along with vast plantations and fertile conditions inevitably come pests such as rats and caterpillars. Recognising that […]

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 […]

[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 […]

Asian Agri Recognised by Minister of Environment and Forestry for Company Performance Improvement (Green Category)

Asian Agri Recognised by Minister of Environment and Forestry for Company Performance Improvement (Green Category)

Asian Agri took another step on its journey towards operational excellence when it was recognised with the Company Performance Improvement Award (Green Category) or the Penilaian Programme Peningkatan Kinerja Perusahaan, by Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc. The award recognises the environmental sustainability practices implemented at two plants—Segati Plant […]

Help in the Time of Rain

Help in the Time of Rain

The dipping temperatures and the arrival of the northeast monsoon herald the start of the flu season in Riau, where Asian Agri partners plasma farmers to cultivate about 35,000 hectares of its 160,000 ha of oil palms. To help its smallholders deal with the flu season, PT Inti Indosawit Subur, a subsidiary of Asian Agri, […]