RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

Endangered species have returned. Fires have been absent for almost three years. Communities have been engaged and their members, given alternative livelihoods. These are several of the highlights in Riau Ecosystem Restoration’s (RER) first annual report, released in April 2018. Guided by its pioneering approach of a four-phase model of peatland forest protection, creation and […]

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

On 20 March, ten students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL’s operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The trip was part of the students’ class on “Moral Reasoning & the Policy Process”, a module on the challenges, justifications and implications of policy positions […]

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

The 2018 Tanoto Scholars and Alumni Gathering in Singapore saw its largest attendance yet, with 62 scholars and representatives from the nation’s top universities – Singapore Management University (SMU), Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore, taking part in the event held at SMU. Tanoto Foundation which funds the scholarships was founded by […]

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

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: Marking the Second Anniversary of the RGE Sustainability Framework

Sustainable Progress: 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 […]

Business & Climate Summit 2016: APRIL Fights Emissions on Multiple Fronts

Business & Climate Summit 2016: APRIL Fights Emissions on Multiple Fronts

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang participated in a panel discussion at the Business & Climate Summit 2016 in London. Themed “Achieving climate-positive land use in agriculture & forestry – the role of business”, the June 28 session was organised by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. Moderated by Jim Leape (Consulting Professor, Stanford University), the panel focused […]

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 […]

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group joined young Southeast Asian environmentalists, Singaporean school students and representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) as part of a tripartite enhancement of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park‘s Butterfly Habitat. More butterflies for Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park In the morning July 24, 2015, the multi-stakeholder group of public, private and people sector participants […]