RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

Bird lovers rejoice! Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER)’s pioneering report, Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, has confirmed the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in its Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area in Indonesia. The annotated checklist records all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017 and was […]

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

New books and new chairs. A more colourful playground. Improved facilities resulting from Sateri‘s donations to Duxia Kindergarten in Fujian, China. Besides relocating the school’s playground and livening it up with colourful rocking horse toys, leading global producer of high-quality viscose Sateri also donated new school desks and lockers to the kindergarten which is attended by […]

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri, one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers, opened its 7th biogas power plant at Tungkal Ulu in Indonesia’s Jambi province, demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate clean energy, as well as contribute to the community. Biogas power plants are capable of processing Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) – a by-product […]

Belinda Tanoto Speaks on Philanthropy, Education and Empowerment

Belinda Tanoto Speaks on Philanthropy, Education and Empowerment

Tanoto Foundation member Belinda Tanoto was featured in the Nov-Dec issue of NTU’s Continuum Magazine (pages 15-19). The article below is shared with permission from NTU. A Gift for a Better Future: Empowerment through Education Ms Belinda Tanoto — from the family and foundation behind the Tanoto Scholarship for the College of Engineering, Nanyang Business […]

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

As Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto celebrates his 50th year as an entrepreneur, we take a look back at the many milestones in his journey of building the business and partnering with communities. In this article, we feature the town of Besitang, Indonesia and its role in the establishment of both RGM (the direct antecedent of […]

Asian Agri – Palm Oil Producers Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Engagement, Transparency and Traceability

Asian Agri – Palm Oil Producers Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Engagement, Transparency and Traceability

Asian Agri one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers with an annual capacity of 1 million tons of crude palm oil (CPO), demonstrates its commitment to deeper stakeholder engagement, increased transparency and more traceable supply chains in its 2015-2016 Sustainability Report. The company believes that as a versatile product with a variety of uses, palm […]

APRIL Community Development Programme Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit

APRIL Community Development Programme Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit

APRIL is known for its energy efficient mills that have an annual production capacity of 2.8 million tonnes for pulp and 1.15 million tonnes for paper. But apart from having one of the world’s largest integrated pulp and paper mills, APRIL is also widely admired for its emphasis on sustainable development and holistic community-centric initiatives. The […]

Good for Community, Good for Company: APRIL’s Presence Supports Local Businesses

Good for Community, Good for Company: APRIL’s Presence Supports Local Businesses

Sulaiman is a man who firmly believes in taking a hands-on approach to his business. Every day, he surveys the operations of his coco peat company, which supplies 200 tonnes of coco peat per month to APRIL‘s Riau operations. Ecologically friendly, bio-degradable and made from recyclable material, Sulaiman prides himself on providing quality goods. His insistence on […]

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

The fasting month observed by the Muslim-majority Indonesia often coincides with a noticeable increase in demand for blood. In order to contribute towards the blood bank supply, APRIL‘s Indonesia operations PT RAPP collaborated with Keluarga Donor Darah (KDD) to organise a blood donation drive among its Kerinci-based employees. A Tradition of Donation The event was  the newest chapter […]

APRIL’s Fire-Free Village Programme Goes into Third Year

APRIL’s Fire-Free Village Programme Goes into Third Year

APRIL, one of the world’s most technologically advanced pulp and paper manufacturer, deepened its commitment to fire-prevention at the launch of the third edition of the Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP) on May 16, 2017, in preparation for the upcoming dry season. Marking the occasion at the Pelawalan Airstrip in Riau were the Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation […]