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 […]

Apical’s Sustainability Dialogue with Banks 2016

Apical’s Sustainability Dialogue with Banks 2016

On 22 April 2016, Apical Group held its inaugural Business Briefing & Sustainability Update. Led by its President Dato’ Yeo How, Apical management hosted 90 representatives from 30 banks at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. In addition to receiving updates on Apical sustainability journey, the banking representatives got to interact with Apical’s management and sustainability […]

Agung Laksamana: Why PR Ambassadors are Important for Company’s Success

Agung Laksamana: Why PR Ambassadors are Important for Company’s Success

The following is a commentary written by APRIL Group Corporate Affairs Director Agung Laksamana for Jakarta Globe (reproduced with permission; links and images added). Commentary: Why PR Ambassadors are Important for Your Company’s Success As a life-long PR practitioner I have heard and read many interesting stories that have shaped the way we view communication. One of […]

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

This time last year, RGE launched the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework, under which RGE companies developed their respective sustainability policies. RGE’s Sustainability Framework Steered by RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s business philosophy of doing what is Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate and Good for Company, the overarching Sustainability […]

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation launched a series of corporate social responsibility (CSR) lectures at Fudan University on April 24, 2016. The lectures aim to help raise the quality and standard of CSR courses in the university for the benefit of CSR professionals in China. CSR Programmes for CSR Professionals As more enterprises in China adopt and incorporate corporate social responsibility strategies into their […]