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RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto was in Davos last month to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016.
Sukanto Tanoto: “Good for Climate”
Mr Tanoto announced the fourth C – Climate – in the business principles underpinning RGE group of companies’ operations in a closed-door panel discussion on protection-production partnerships.
“Climate” now accompanies “Company”, “Community”, and “Country” as the focus areas of RGE companies operations.
The announcement came at an appropriate time given the progress RGE companies have made as responsible corporate members of the community, country and environment.
This recognises the longstanding sustainability programmes and initiatives each company has committed to and implemented.
With good progress made in the unparalleled 1:1 conservation commitment, expanded eco-restoration efforts, the drive to create shared value for communities while minimising wastage, and the characteristic business urgency to scale fire-free awareness in villages, RGE companies readily accommodate “Climate” into their “4 Cs” business principles.
Our business philosophy is the four C’s. We do business in a way that is Good for the Community, Good for the Country, Good for the Climate, and only then will it be Good for the Company.
WEF in Davos 2016
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos provides a platform for political, business and non-governmental leaders to address issues concerning world’s future. This year’s theme is the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
RGE is a proud partner of WEF in Davos for the second consecutive year.
— Sukanto Tanoto (@SukantoTanotoTF) January 20, 2016
The session allowed Mr Anderson Tanoto to share examples and insights into how a very sustainability-focused APRIL Group integrates circular economy thinking into its operations.
— Imelda Tanoto (@itanoto) January 20, 2016
Additionally, circular economy thinking has and will continue to help RGE companies achieve what’s “good for climate”.
Indonesia Lunch Dialogue
Both also attended the Indonesia Lunch Dialogue, with Mr Anderson Tanoto providing the session’s closing remarks.
— Sukanto Tanoto (@SukantoTanotoTF) January 21, 2016
As a prominent business leader with future-focused investments in China and Canada, Sukanto Tanoto was interviewed in Davos by various media on his thoughts on WEF, India’s potential and RGE companies’ business expansion.
Mr Tanoto also weighed in on ASEAN’s outlook amidst slower growth, highlighting how RGE companies’ involvement in value-added manufacturing and infrastructure development will create more business opportunities.