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 […]

5 things you should know about Asian Agri’s Bazaar Migor

5 things you should know about Asian Agri’s Bazaar Migor

Asian Agri recently sold 10,000 litres of cooking oil at affordable prices at Indonesian Trade Ministry’s “Pasar Murah” event on June 15-20, 2016. Bazaar Minyak Goreng (Cooking Oil Bazaar), or Bazaar Migor, represents Asian Agri’s role in supporting the government and communities in Indonesia in fighting food price inflation during Ramadan. [See Asian Agri’s news […]

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicked off the oil palm replanting programme with smallholders and government officials in a replanting ceremony on 20 April 2016. 135 members of the Mulus Rahayu Cooperative for smallholders had the honours of being the first palm oil smallholders in the country to receive replanting funds from the Indonesia Government. This was especially significant […]