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, […]

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students to understand APRIL Operations

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students to understand APRIL Operations

 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 […]

Indonesian Students Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

Indonesian Students Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

Asia Symbol Staff Warm the Weekend of “Left-behind” Children in Rizhao

Asia Symbol Staff Warm the Weekend of “Left-behind” Children in Rizhao

The temperate autumn days of Rizhao may be slowly giving way to the crisper climes of an approaching winter, but warm smiles and bright laughter filled the air as a group of Asia Symbol staff from its Shandong-based pulp and paperboard plant walked side-by-side 14 excited and energetic children along the Rizhao river. The scene […]

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

The Tanoto Foundation traces its roots to 1981, when founders Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto started a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang located in the Sumatera Utara province of Indonesia. Today, the  Tanoto Foundation  has grown into a full-fledged, multi-faceted philanthropic organisation. Tanoto Foundation: A Centre of Excellence in Poverty Alleviation The […]

Planting for the Future with Sekolah Sawit Lestari

Planting for the Future with Sekolah Sawit Lestari

With the morning sun peering behind the fluffy white clouds of the central Sumatran sky, a group of students at high school SMA Negeri 11 in Desa Terusan, Jambi, are gathered around a small field learning about the proper methods of planting oil palm trees. Here, students learn about the entire lifecycle of sustainable palm […]

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

APRIL Group’s Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) ongoing commitment to community development continues to make the headlines in Riau. Employee volunteers help build 1.5km road Staff in the RAPP Employee Volunteering Programme worked hand-in-hand with members of the community in Tebing Tinggi in Kuantan Singingi Regency, Riau to build a 1.5 […]

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

The haze affected many communities in Riau, including communities who within, surrounding and associated with Asian Agri’s operations. As recently covered by Inside RGE, APRIL Group and its Indonesian subsidiary PT RAPP have galvanised efforts to provide haze relief and support to their communities. These include distribution of masks, roving medical teams and the set-up […]

Asian Agri receives Best Community Program award

Asian Agri receives Best Community Program award

Asian Agri received the Best Community Program Award at the 7th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2015. The award recognises Asian Agri’s continuing commitment to improving the economic conditions of the local communities, comprising smallholders and independent farmers. Mr Kelvin Tio, Managing Director of Asian Agri, was on hand to receive the award. “We do not just build […]