16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

As part of Asian Agri’s Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP), 16 villages in Riau and Jambi, Indonesia have renewed their commitment to not use fire as a land management tool. Launched in 2016, FFVP aims to empower and encourage villages to adopt a zero tolerance to burning as an approach to clear land for agricultural and […]

RGE 2017 Highlights

RGE 2017 Highlights

2017 was a significant year for the RGE group of companies, as RGE marked its 50th anniversary since Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto started his first business in Medan, Indonesia. The milestone year was marked by various breakthroughs achieved by RGE business groups, in line with the existing Cs (Community, Country, Climate and Company) as […]

APRIL Shares Sustainability Journey at Eco-Business Forum

APRIL Shares Sustainability Journey at Eco-Business Forum

APRIL Group recently participated in a panel discussion on how businesses can contribute to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Held in Singapore, the forum marked the release of Eco-Business’ Global Sustainability Pulse Survey and profiled the sustainability journey of a range of companies as a canvas for discussion. Represented by Agung Laksamana, Director of Corporate Affairs, APRIL […]

Fire Free Alliance Checks Forest Fire & Haze in Over 200 Indonesian Villages

Fire Free Alliance Checks 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, […]

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 […]

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on 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 […]

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 […]