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 […]

APRIL Group Supports Flood Relief in Riau Province

APRIL Group Supports Flood Relief in Riau Province

The subdistricts of Kampar Kiri and Kampar Kiri Hulu in Riau province were hit by floods when the Subayang River burst its banks on 14 Jan 2019. This caused damage and disrupted life for several villages. APRIL (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited) Group’s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) quickly […]

Asia Symbol Wins CSR Award for Excellence in Supporting Educational Development

Asia Symbol Wins CSR Award for Excellence in Supporting Educational Development

For its outstanding corporate social responsibility and excellence in supporting educational development, Asia Symbol clinched the 2018 Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the 2018 14th China Extraordinary Corporate Citizen Annual Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by the China Committee of Corporate Citizenship, an authority on CSR in China. Held in Beijing on […]

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation Global CEO Dr Jean Satrijo Tanudjojo spoke at the International Forum on Reform and Opening Up and Poverty Reduction in China on 2 Nov 2018, sharing the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts in Indonesia and China. The two-day International Forum was hosted by the Chinese government and World Bank Group, and is in conjunction […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar: The Purpose and Promise of Project Sukacita

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar: The Purpose and Promise of Project Sukacita

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Adriel Seah, a Year 4 Medical Student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. A Tanoto Foundation scholar, Adriel is a first time volunteer for Project Sukacita. Promise. This is the word that sums up Project Sukacita for me. Though the team has done a lot, […]

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

Tall and slippery, Sialang trees (Koompassia excelsa) can grow up to 88 meters (289 ft) in height. Endemic to lowland tropical forests in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, their slippery trunks attract giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) who hang their huge combs from the branches that tower over the forest canopy. While local farmers […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Fena, a Year 4 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student, Tanoto Scholar and third-time Project Sukacita participant. During my first Project Sukacita trip in 2016, I was the sole (and clueless!) Year 2 medical student who despite fumbling through my child developmental assessments, unexpectedly made new […]