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 […]

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

As a responsible business committed to building a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain, Apical—one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia— developed  a Shared Value Programme to equip its Riau-based suppliers with the knowledge and good practices to help them gain a competitive edge in meeting global requirements in sustainable palm […]

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

“This strategic acquisition provides Apical the beachhead to build our share in the EU market which values sustainability.” – Says Apical Group‘s President Dato’ Yeo How, as one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil exporters successfully closed an acquisition of leading Spanish biodiesel company Bio-Oils on July 5, 2016. An important step in Apical’s expansion Apical Group […]

5 things you should know about Asian Agri’s Bazaar Migor

5 things you should know about Asian Agri’s Bazaar Migor

Asian Agri recently sold 10,000 litres of cooking oil at affordable prices at Indonesian Trade Ministry’s “Pasar Murah” event on June 15-20, 2016. Bazaar Minyak Goreng (Cooking Oil Bazaar), or Bazaar Migor, represents Asian Agri’s role in supporting the government and communities in Indonesia in fighting food price inflation during Ramadan. [See Asian Agri’s news […]

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicked off the oil palm replanting programme with smallholders and government officials in a replanting ceremony on 20 April 2016. 135 members of the Mulus Rahayu Cooperative for smallholders had the honours of being the first palm oil smallholders in the country to receive replanting funds from the Indonesia Government. This was especially significant […]

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri announced on 15 March 2016 a joint collaboration with IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) and SETARA to empower independent palm oil smallholders in Indonesia. (see news release) The palm oil producer has spent the last 30 years cultivating smallholder partnerships under the Plasma and KKPA schemes, in which it has implemented an array […]

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri will leverage collaborative action in the palm oil industry to play a part in the industry’s push towards better productivity and sustainability. This was shared by Asian Agri’s Managing Director Kelvin Tio at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP21 in Paris today. Partnering more independent smallholders Building on the success of its partnered plasma smallholders, […]

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri’s longstanding partnership with palm oil smallholders has often been seen as a successful case study of governance in the regional palm oil industry. With an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of palm oil, Asian Agri leverages best management practices to ensure its operations are not only efficient and sustainable, but beneficial […]