The Humanity Behind The Humanitarian Mission: Reflections from RGE & Tanoto Foundation Staff

The Humanity Behind The Humanitarian Mission: Reflections from RGE & Tanoto Foundation Staff

Earlier this month, three staff from RGE business groups and Tanoto Foundation volunteered on a humanitarian mission to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) to Indonesia. The donation by RGE and Tanoto Foundation – comprising 1 million medical masks, 1 million surgical gloves, 100,000 protective gowns (PPE) and 3,000 surgical goggles – would later be distributed […]

Apical Helps Advance Palm Oil Industry in Pakistan

Apical Helps Advance Palm Oil Industry in Pakistan

Apical worked with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia Islamabad, Pakistan to jointly and successfully organise a palm oil seminar in Karachi on 15 Feb 2020. Themed “Health, Nutritional Benefits, and Potential Profitability of Palm Oil”, the seminar attracted over 160 representatives from the industry, from C-level to middle management executives. Sectors represented were […]

Asia Pacific Rayon Inaugurated by President Joko Widodo

Asia Pacific Rayon Inaugurated by President Joko Widodo

President Joko Widodo inaugurated Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose rayon production facility Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), boosting Indonesia’s textile sector, economy and the government’s “Making Indonesia 4.0” industrial roadmap. Held on 21 Feb 2020, the historic occasion in Pangkalan Kerinci saw the esteemed President sign a plaque, in addition to performing a symbolic sealing and flagging […]

RGE Founder’s Day 2019: A Day of Giving Back to Our Communities

RGE Founder’s Day 2019: A Day of Giving Back to Our Communities

Over the last several months, RGE companies around the world celebrated the inaugural Founder’s Day by reaching out to their local communities. In line with RGE’s operating principle of doing good for the community, country, climate, customer and company, staff identified activities and causes to volunteer their personal time for a day. With the activities […]

Engaging Conversations on Viscose

Engaging Conversations on Viscose

As part of ongoing global and regional efforts to demonstrate viscose production as clean, circular, renewable and sustainable, Sateri and Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) ramped up efforts in engaging its brand partners, industry professionals, NGOs, government officials, technological companies, and many other stakeholders in recent weeks.  In one highlight, both business groups were present at […]

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

More clothes are being produced than used. According to one study, one garbage truck of textiles (about 12 to 14 tonnes) is wasted every second. In 2017, the value of unused clothes exceeded US$36 billion. In addition to these, consumer demand for fast, cheap apparel continues to increase. While there already exists solutions to help […]

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Representing the largest private investment in the state of São Paulo, Brazil in the past decade, Bracell’s R$ 7 billion (USD 1.75b) dissolving pulp expansion project was announced to the media at Bandeirantes Palace on 29 July 2019. Noting its positive impact in the state and boost to Brazil’s international competitiveness, the investment was lauded […]