Help in the Time of Rain

Help in the Time of Rain

The dipping temperatures and the arrival of the northeast monsoon herald the start of the flu season in Riau, where Asian Agri partners plasma farmers to cultivate about 35,000 hectares of its 160,000 ha of oil palms. To help its smallholders deal with the flu season, PT Inti Indosawit Subur, a subsidiary of Asian Agri, […]

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

From a quiet neighborhood in the 1980s, Buona Vista is today a thriving suburb in Singapore that boasts bioscience, technology and media research hubs, the Asia campus of French business school Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), and an up-and-coming Asia headquarters for pharmaceutical giant GSK, all while maintaining a link to nature and heritage […]

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 […]

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

As a responsible business committed to building a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain, Apical—one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia— developed  a Shared Value Programme to equip its Riau-based suppliers with the knowledge and good practices to help them gain a competitive edge in meeting global requirements in sustainable palm […]

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

Apical expands presence in Europe with Bio-Oils acquisition

“This strategic acquisition provides Apical the beachhead to build our share in the EU market which values sustainability.” – Says Apical Group‘s President Dato’ Yeo How, as one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil exporters successfully closed an acquisition of leading Spanish biodiesel company Bio-Oils on July 5, 2016. An important step in Apical’s expansion Apical Group […]

Sateri confirms machinery orders to expand VSF capacity by 1 million tonnes

Sateri confirms machinery orders to expand VSF capacity by 1 million tonnes

Sateri is poised to become the largest viscose staple fibre producer in the world with a production capacity of over 1.6 million tonnes by 2020. Larger production capacity with new machineries On Aug 8, 2016, Sateri confirmed orders for machineries to expand its viscose staple fibre production capacity by one million tonnes. Sateri’s three PEFC […]