Asian Agri Commits IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders of Oil Palm Plantations

Asian Agri Commits IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders of Oil Palm Plantations

Since its founding in 1979, Asian Agri has grown to become one of the world’s leading palm oil producers, managing 100,000 hectares of land comprising 27 sustainably-managed plantations. Integral to its success over the past four decades is its close partnership with the thousands of smallholder farmers, who collectively manage another 60,000 hectares of oil […]

Project Sukacita V Sees SMU Tanoto Scholars Contribute to Betterment of Education in Indonesia

Project Sukacita V Sees SMU Tanoto Scholars Contribute to Betterment of Education in Indonesia

I’m Jessica Chandra from the Singapore Management University, and this is my third year being a part of Project Sukacita, a community service project supported by Tanoto Foundation.   For Project Sukacita V, my role is that of a mentor to the project leader, and what motivates me going back to Pangkalan Kerinci again and again […]

Indonesian Students Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

Indonesian Students Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

Asia Symbol Staff Warm the Weekend of “Left-behind” Children in Rizhao

Asia Symbol Staff Warm the Weekend of “Left-behind” Children in Rizhao

The temperate autumn days of Rizhao may be slowly giving way to the crisper climes of an approaching winter, but warm smiles and bright laughter filled the air as a group of Asia Symbol staff from its Shandong-based pulp and paperboard plant walked side-by-side 14 excited and energetic children along the Rizhao river. The scene […]

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 […]

Planting for the Future with Sekolah Sawit Lestari

Planting for the Future with Sekolah Sawit Lestari

With the morning sun peering behind the fluffy white clouds of the central Sumatran sky, a group of students at high school SMA Negeri 11 in Desa Terusan, Jambi, are gathered around a small field learning about the proper methods of planting oil palm trees. Here, students learn about the entire lifecycle of sustainable palm […]

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

A fusion of culture, nature and technology greeted visitors at APRIL subsidiary Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP)’s booth at the Pelalawan Expo 2016, the regency’s largest annual event. The Expo celebrated the cultural, ecological and economic vibrancy of Pelalawan.  Show attendees were invited to learn from expert batik makers from RAPP’s community development programme, […]

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Asian Agri’s drive towards the adoption of more sustainable practices is not limited to its operations. The palm oil producer joined forces with Tanoto Foundation and the Pelalawan Environment Agency (Badan Lingkungan Hidup Kabupaten Pelalawan or BLH Pelalawan) to strengthen waste management in Air Emas village, Ukui Pelalawan – introducing “trash for cash” initiatives to encourage […]

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

Doing what is good for community, country and climate is a business philosophy backed by shared value creation and positive multiplier effects brought about by companies managed by RGE. This article, first published in Bahasa Indonesia by Antara Riau, covers the positive impact created in Pangkalan Kerinci by APRIL Group‘s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp […]