Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Abundant sunshine, regular rainfall and tropical climate are fecund conditions for the growth of oil palm, and nowhere do the oil palm flowers bloom more proudly than along the tropical equator belt. Not taking the naturally favorable conditions for granted, Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, has embedded sustainability into […]

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 […]

Kishore Mahbubani: Reflections on RGE

Kishore Mahbubani: Reflections on RGE

Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He previously served for 33 years in Singapore’s diplomatic service and is recognised as an expert on Asian and world affairs. (More) In July 2016, RGE was honoured […]

Business & Climate Summit 2016: APRIL Fights Emissions on Multiple Fronts

Business & Climate Summit 2016: APRIL Fights Emissions on Multiple Fronts

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang participated in a panel discussion at the Business & Climate Summit 2016 in London. Themed “Achieving climate-positive land use in agriculture & forestry – the role of business”, the June 28 session was organised by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. Moderated by Jim Leape (Consulting Professor, Stanford University), the panel focused […]

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

This time last year, RGE launched the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework, under which RGE companies developed their respective sustainability policies. RGE’s Sustainability Framework Steered by RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s business philosophy of doing what is Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate and Good for Company, the overarching Sustainability […]

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas APRIL Group contributed a chapter to the Policy White Paper “Efficient agriculture, stronger economies in ASEAN: Private sector perspectives for policy-makers“. The chapter was briefly discussed at last month’s Responsible Business Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016 in Jakarta. Please view the article below. Please also read APRIL Dialog for Director for Sustainability […]

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation launched a series of corporate social responsibility (CSR) lectures at Fudan University on April 24, 2016. The lectures aim to help raise the quality and standard of CSR courses in the university for the benefit of CSR professionals in China. CSR Programmes for CSR Professionals As more enterprises in China adopt and incorporate corporate social responsibility strategies into their […]

Anderson Tanoto at Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources: Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

Anderson Tanoto at Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources: Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto spoke at a panel on sustainable land use at the April 15, 2016 Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources. He was joined by fellow panelists Head of Indonesia’s National Peat Restoration Body (Badan Restorasi Gambut) Nazir Foead and Vice President of Double A Thirawit Leetavorn. Singapore Institute of International Affairs […]

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

As part of APRIL Group’s effort to continually communicate and engage its stakeholders in a transparent way, APRIL Group hosted briefing sessions for the banking community in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively on March 21 and March 28, 2016. Over 180 bank representatives attended the sessions which covered not only the group’s financial performance but also […]

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

As political and business leaders convene in Davos to discuss, debate and share issues of global, regional and industry-level concern, the discourse on circular economy has gained more momentum and growing attention. Championed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy system offers a rethink of the prevalent linear “Take, Make, Dispose” economic model. This […]