APRIL Recognised at Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards

APRIL Recognised at Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards

APRIL Group was among the winners at the recent Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2022. Organised by Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the award represents one of the most prestigious forms of recognition for companies in Singapore on corporate sustainability. The award was presented to Bey Soo Khiang, Chairman, APRIL and Vice Chairman, RGE by […]

Bracell Launches Environmental Initiative Aimed at Schools

Bracell Launches Environmental Initiative Aimed at Schools

Bracell has launched an environmental education initiative in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to promote awareness of sustainability issues in schools. Launched in partnership with Social Service for Industry (SESI), an NGO focused on community education and wellbeing, and with the support of local government, the motto of the Environmental Experiences project is ‘We take care of […]

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 […]

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

The Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo paid a visit to the Kluwut Village in Bulakamba, Brebes on 21 July 2022 to witness the implementation of the stunting reduction program, accompanied by Anderson Tanoto, member of Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As part of the visit, Rumah Anak SIGAP, a care centre for stimulation and […]

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 […]

Tanoto Foundation Donates PPEs To Help Singapore’s Migrant Worker Community

Tanoto Foundation Donates PPEs To Help Singapore’s Migrant Worker Community

Tanoto Foundation, under the auspices of Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to HealthServe in support of their work to help the migrant worker community in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comprising 20,000 KN95 masks, 10,000 pairs of gloves and 1,000 face shields, the PPEs were handed over to HealthServe in a […]

TSAN 2019: Leadership on the Agenda for Tanoto Scholars in Singapore

TSAN 2019: Leadership on the Agenda for Tanoto Scholars in Singapore

The yearly Tanoto Scholars Annual Networking (TSAN) gathered 43 Singapore-based Tanoto Scholars for a casual evening of dialogue and friendship at the Singapore Management University on 9 Dec 2019. The scholars hailed from three universities, pursuing courses that include medicine, engineering, business and economics. Continuing from previous years’ sessions, the common theme of leadership threaded […]

A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

The advocacy for sustainable development continued when RGE and the Tanoto Foundation hosted students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Singapore Management University (SMU) to an evening of dialogue on sustainable business on 22 June 2019. Held at SMU, the session was part of the Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course (GMC), now […]

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

At five years old, APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP) continues to show progress in fire prevention and managing fire-free landscapes. Piloted in 2014 and launched in 2015, the FFVP is a multi-stakeholder fire prevention project in Riau, Indonesia, founded in close collaboration with local communities and in partnership with NGOs, the government, police, military […]

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri recently reached a hat-trick of milestones. These were achievements built on years of smallholder engagement and committed public-private partnerships as the company forges ahead as a community-focused, responsible and sustainable palm oil producer. A Commitment Surpassed The company recently announced that it not only reached its One-to-One Commitment, but surpassed it. The commitment involves partnering […]