APRIL Receives Honours at Indonesia Green Awards 2017

APRIL Receives Honours at Indonesia Green Awards 2017

Two APRIL-led sustainability initiatives were recognised at the recent Indonesia Green Awards 2017. Organised by The La Tofi School of CSR, the Indonesia Green Awards celebrates initiatives and achievements in environmental stewardship in Indonesia. One of 31 companies shortlisted for this year’s event, APRIL took home awards in the “Biodiversity Development and Energy Efficiency” and “New and […]

Fire-Free Village Programme Marks 2nd-Year Milestone

Fire-Free Village Programme Marks 2nd-Year Milestone

Fires are a major threat to sustainably managed plantations, annihilating assets that took years to grow and nurture. Recognising the danger and damage that fires cause, and keenly aware that a ground-up, partnership approach is needed in order for any solution to be effective, APRIL established the Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP) in 2015. FFVP started […]

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, […]

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

RGE companies focus on good land management to mitigate fire and haze risk

The haze affected Southeast Asian nations in third quarter 2015, exacerbated by uncontrolled fires and inadequate land management. Governments, businesses, communities and NGOs have discussed the issue at length, each desperate to establish a stronger and more robust governance to end uncontrolled fires and transboundary haze. Production-protection partnerships are forged over the last few years […]

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 […]

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and its Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) have been in the local news in recent weeks for various haze relief efforts for the benefit of many communities. These run in parallel with its resolute and comprehensive fire management efforts – from monitoring and suppression, to strong fire prevention advocacy. […]

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 […]

APRIL Participates in Singapore’s Inaugural Haze Exhibition

APRIL Participates in Singapore’s Inaugural Haze Exhibition

APRIL participated in Singapore’s first-ever public exhibition on haze as a sponsor and exhibitor. The exhibition: “Haze: Know it. Stop it.”, held at VivoCity, one of Singapore’s busiest metropolitan shopping malls, from 7 to 9 November 2014, is organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). The interactive exhibition, launched by Senior Minister of […]