APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

From a quiet neighborhood in the 1980s, Buona Vista is today a thriving suburb in Singapore that boasts bioscience, technology and media research hubs, the Asia campus of French business school Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), and an up-and-coming Asia headquarters for pharmaceutical giant GSK, all while maintaining a link to nature and heritage […]

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore 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. […]

Asian Agri Trains New Generations of Skilled Planters

Asian Agri Trains New Generations of Skilled Planters

Palm oil production is a vital pillar of the Indonesian economy, and its versatility has made it an indispensable ingredient in many consumer products ranging from chocolates to lipsticks. In recent years, palm oil has also been used in the process of manufacturing biofuels—a renewable source of energy. Today, Indonesia is the world’s largest supplier […]

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

A fusion of culture, nature and technology greeted visitors at APRIL subsidiary Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP)’s booth at the Pelalawan Expo 2016, the regency’s largest annual event. The Expo celebrated the cultural, ecological and economic vibrancy of Pelalawan.  Show attendees were invited to learn from expert batik makers from RAPP’s community development programme, […]

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

A double record-breaker. The annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering, held in Indonesia and Singapore, saw record turnouts for both events. Tanoto Scholars gathered for a series of bonding and networking activities. Tanoto Scholars Gathering in Indonesia Also known by its acronym TSG, the August 16-19, 2016 event in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, received 290 Tanoto Scholars […]

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Asian Agri’s drive towards the adoption of more sustainable practices is not limited to its operations. The palm oil producer joined forces with Tanoto Foundation and the Pelalawan Environment Agency (Badan Lingkungan Hidup Kabupaten Pelalawan or BLH Pelalawan) to strengthen waste management in Air Emas village, Ukui Pelalawan – introducing “trash for cash” initiatives to encourage […]

On-the-ground Snapshots: SIIA visits Pangkalan Kerinci

On-the-ground Snapshots: SIIA visits Pangkalan Kerinci

Snapshots Researchers from the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) visited us in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau on August 24-26. Their visit was to establish a stronger understanding of the measures taken and challenges faced by RGE-managed business groups in environmental stewardship and fire prevention. See below for some of the snapshots taken on the ground… and also […]