Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical Group have jointly announced that an inaugural batch of 239 independent smallholders under the Smallholder Inclusion for Better Livelihood & Empowerment (“SMILE”) programme in the Labuhan Batu Regency of North Sumatra, has achieved the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”) sustainability certification. The smallholders were awarded the certification following an RSPO audit […]

APRIL Shares Approach to Drive a Greener Fashion Industry @ TaFF Fashion Sustainability Summit 2022

APRIL Shares Approach to Drive a Greener Fashion Industry @ TaFF Fashion Sustainability Summit 2022

From fast fashion to e-commerce to the large amounts of clothes being thrown away, the fashion industry is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, accounting for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions — more than international flights and shipping combined. There is an urgent need for the industry to rethink their existing practices. How […]

Woodfibre LNG Sets Benchmark in Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous People

Woodfibre LNG Sets Benchmark in Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous People

Construction at the Woodfibre LNG project in Vancouver, which is currently gearing up, will generate economic benefits for the Indigenous Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). Woodfibre LNG believes that industry can be an integral part of reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Canada and has forged a unique relationship with the Squamish Nation. This has resulted […]

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

New nursery set up through a ground-breaking public-private partnership between the Indonesian Government and APRIL Similar nurseries to be established across Indonesia The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), recently inaugurated the Indonesian Government’s tree nursery in Rumpin, Bogor, in west Java. The new nursery will produce seedlings for plantation in a […]

RGE@Ecosperity 2022 In Singapore

RGE@Ecosperity 2022 In Singapore

Businesses are increasingly recognising that nature-based solutions have a role to play in carbon-offsetting as part of their holistic abatement strategy in achieving net-zero targets. While there are a number of such carbon projects in the market that businesses can invest in, few are able to demonstrate the carbon credits generated are credible, legitimate and […]

APRIL Group Drives Indonesia’s Green Economy With Investment in New Sustainable Paperboard Packaging Mill

APRIL Group Drives Indonesia’s Green Economy With Investment in New Sustainable Paperboard Packaging Mill

In line with its commitment to help grow Indonesia’s green economy, APRIL Group is set to expand its product portfolio in the downstream sector by investing IDR33.4 trillion (US$2.28 billion) in a new sustainable paperboard production facility. One of the largest manufacturing investments in Sumatra in the last decade, the new packaging facility is expected […]