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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

To recognise successful fire prevention and management in villages, APRIL Group’s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) held an event on November 18, 2015 in Pekanbaru to award various villages for their concerted efforts in the Fire-Free Village Programme. Community at the heart of fire prevention Having launched the Fire-Fire Village Programme in July […]

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

Our focus now is prevention – RGE Director Anderson Tanoto On July 28, 2015, APRIL Group launched the Fire Free Village Programme in Pangkalan Kerinci to create fire-free villages through the collaboration with villages, community stakeholders, non-governmental organisations and enforcement agencies. (see News Release and APRIL Dialog for more information) Fire Free Village Programme Tapping on […]

RGE companies’ commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on haze issue

RGE companies’ commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on haze issue

Every year, Indonesia and its neighbors brace for the dry season and the resulting haze that shrouds the skies and poses potential risks to health. In an editorial published in The Straits Times on 7 November 2014, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Professor Simon Tay, reflects on the progress that the region […]