Observing International Day of Forests 2019

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

21 March is International Day of Forests. It is the day that the United Nations raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. Also known as World Forest Day, the event has been observed since 2013. “Forests and Education” is the theme for International Day of Forest 2019 – last year’s was “Forests […]

SAC Progress Report Highlights Achievements & Challenges in SFMP 2.0 Implementation

SAC Progress Report Highlights Achievements & Challenges in SFMP 2.0 Implementation

APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) published its progress report, providing a retrospective of its engagement with one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Meeting for the first time in January 2014, the SAC operates as an independent body tasked with overseeing the implementation of APRIL’s […]

RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

Endangered species have returned. Fires have been absent for almost three years. Communities have been engaged and their members, given alternative livelihoods. These are several of the highlights in Riau Ecosystem Restoration’s (RER) first annual report, released in April 2018. Guided by its pioneering approach of a four-phase model of peatland forest protection, creation and […]

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

Bird lovers rejoice! Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER)’s pioneering report, Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, has confirmed the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in its Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area in Indonesia. The annotated checklist records all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017 and was […]

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Ong Kok Chung, a 21 year old advocate for the environment who recently helped organise the Global Compact Network Singapore Youth Forum. He is a freshman at the National University of Singapore.  As part of the follow-up event for Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) Youth Forum, I was […]

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Rachel Ann Kenyon who was part of the GCNS Youth Forum. Rachel is a 20 year old second year student at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.  On a breezy Monday morning, a small team of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) volunteers took a 40-minute flight to the Indonesian island […]

From Seedling to Paper: APRIL hosts visitors from GCNS and Yale-NUS

From Seedling to Paper: APRIL hosts visitors from GCNS and Yale-NUS

APRIL is known by its customers and suppliers as one of the world’s leading pulp and paper players—leveraging on technology and innovation to continually improve its operations. What most consumers do not get an opportunity to see, however, is the process by which trees are cultivated from seedlings to paper, as well as the whole suite […]

Meet the Photographers Behind the Winning RGE 2017 Desktop Calendar Photos

Meet the Photographers Behind the Winning RGE 2017 Desktop Calendar Photos

2015: The Start of RGE’s Photography Contest “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed,” said celebrated 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams. Since 2015, RGE has called upon the 50,000 employees across its business groups to do just that through an annual photography contest. […]

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students to understand APRIL Operations

Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students to understand APRIL Operations

 A group of students from Singapore’s Catholic Junior College visited Kerinci, the heart of APRIL’s operations, as a reward of their winning entry at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s CUBE 2015 competition. Inside RGE catches up with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong as they reflect on their 3D/2N trip.  Inside RGE: Can you share your top […]

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]