[Guest Blog] Behind the Scenes of Ecosystem Restoration: A Salute to the Field Teams working on Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) by Dr Tony Whitten

[Guest Blog] Behind the Scenes of Ecosystem Restoration: A Salute to the Field Teams working on Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) by Dr Tony Whitten

Editor’s Note: This article was first published on April Dialog. Dr Tony Whitten is Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Fauna & Flora International (FFI). FFI is RER’s technical partner, managing key elements of the project as they relate to biodiversity, climate and communities. As part of its role, it has released an important report, detailing Biodiversity on the Kampar […]

APRIL Canvasses Creative Expressions in Caring for the Climate with Doodle Competition

APRIL Canvasses Creative Expressions in Caring for the Climate with Doodle Competition

Indonesians from all walks of life cranked their creativity for the inaugural APRIL Caring for the Climate Doodle Competition held in Dec 2016.  APRIL, one of the largest and most technologically advanced pulp and paper products makers in the world, canvassed the public for creative expressions along the theme of “PT RAPP Good for Climate.” […]

RGE 2016 Highlights

RGE 2016 Highlights

The year 2016 marked the fruition of several strategic business initiatives for RGE and our business groups. Yet, even in the midst of growth, RGE has not forgotten about giving back to the community, supporting the country, and being responsible stewards of the climate. Some of the highlights include: RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto adds fourth […]

The Beautiful Batik of Pelalawan: PT RAPP Helps Five Batik Motifs Gain Intellectual Protection

The Beautiful Batik of Pelalawan: PT RAPP Helps Five Batik Motifs Gain Intellectual Protection

The beauty of the Pelalawan, with its dense forests, gushing streams and abundant wildlife, has long made the regency a star attraction of the Riau Province, drawing visitors and adventurers from the region and beyond. Its wondrous flora and fauna have also served as inspiration to local batik makers, who have attempted to capture the […]

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

“In developing countries, business accounts for 60% of GDP and 90% of jobs, so the kind of change envisaged by the SDGs can only be achieved with the input of the private sector,” declared Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Director for Asia-Pacific, UNDP; setting an important context for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable […]

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) is go-to agency for Singapore-based companies that want to deepen and widen their understanding and implementation of CSR and corporate sustainability practices. As a signatory to the Principles of the UN Global Compact and a company committed to applying responsible and best-practice sustainable forestry management across every aspect of its […]

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, […]

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

Doing what is good for community, country and climate is a business philosophy backed by shared value creation and positive multiplier effects brought about by companies managed by RGE. This article, first published in Bahasa Indonesia by Antara Riau, covers the positive impact created in Pangkalan Kerinci by APRIL Group‘s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp […]

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 […]