Improving Sustainability & Traceability: Apical Engages Suppliers & New partners

Improving Sustainability & Traceability: Apical Engages Suppliers & New partners

Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, continued its long-standing commitment towards creating sustainable and traceable palm oil supply lines when it recently hosted the Apical Shared Value Programme in Medan. Signaling robust interest, this year’s edition saw a total of 38 participants, up from 33 last year. Participants comprised business owners, […]

Asian Agri Shares 30 Years’ Journey Partnering Smallholders at 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

Asian Agri Shares 30 Years’ Journey Partnering Smallholders at 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

At a standing room-only gathering of government leaders from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia as well as senior executives from banks, institutional investors, NGOs and the corporate sectors, Kelvin Tio, Managing Director of Asian Agri shared the palm oil company’s 30-year journey in working with smallholders and substantially raising their standards of living through the partnership. […]

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 […]

Tanoto Foundation Transforms a Space into Hub for Community Life

Tanoto Foundation Transforms a Space into Hub for Community Life

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is one of the largest metropolises in the world, with a growing population exceeding 10 million packed into nearly 700 square kilometers of space. While rapid economic development has seen the proliferation of towering hotels and gleaming offices, community space is also much welcomed for Jakarta residents to mingle and socialise. Tanoto […]

Belinda Tanoto: Inclusive Growth is an Opportunity, Not a Constraint

Belinda Tanoto: Inclusive Growth is an Opportunity, Not a Constraint

Tracing its roots to 1981 when Tanoto Foundation Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto established a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang, Sumatera Utara, the Foundation has over the decades been dedicating itself to leveling the playing field for even the most disadvantaged in society across Indonesia through its […]

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 […]

Second Generation Tanoto Continues Parents’ Legacy

Second Generation Tanoto Continues Parents’ Legacy

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on NUS Giving. Reprinted with permission. Ms Belinda Tanoto strongly believes in spending a lot of time with stakeholders on the ground to discover the real issues that can help shape philanthropic strategy. The youngest daughter of Mr Sukanto Tanoto and Mrs Tinah Bingei Tanoto serves as a Trustee […]