APRIL Group plants trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

APRIL Group plants trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

APRIL Group revisited Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Nov 28, 2015 to be part of a multi-stakeholder Mass Tree Planting event. Planting 250 trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park The pulp and paper giant joined National Parks Board (NParks), students, NGOs and members of the public in planting 250 trees to commemorate Clean and Green SG50. […]

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

The haze affected many communities in Riau, including communities who within, surrounding and associated with Asian Agri’s operations. As recently covered by Inside RGE, APRIL Group and its Indonesian subsidiary PT RAPP have galvanised efforts to provide haze relief and support to their communities. These include distribution of masks, roving medical teams and the set-up […]

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

As world leaders convened at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, APRIL Group announced Dec 1, 2015 it will step up conservation and restoration efforts in Riau via the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) programme. Held in parallel with the Paris Climate Conference, the fifth edition of the Indonesia Pavilion saw representatives from government, […]

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri will leverage collaborative action in the palm oil industry to play a part in the industry’s push towards better productivity and sustainability. This was shared by Asian Agri’s Managing Director Kelvin Tio at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP21 in Paris today. Partnering more independent smallholders Building on the success of its partnered plasma smallholders, […]

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

To recognise successful fire prevention and management in villages, APRIL Group’s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) held an event on November 18, 2015 in Pekanbaru to award various villages for their concerted efforts in the Fire-Free Village Programme. Community at the heart of fire prevention Having launched the Fire-Fire Village Programme in July […]

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and its Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) have been in the local news in recent weeks for various haze relief efforts for the benefit of many communities. These run in parallel with its resolute and comprehensive fire management efforts – from monitoring and suppression, to strong fire prevention advocacy. […]

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri’s longstanding partnership with palm oil smallholders has often been seen as a successful case study of governance in the regional palm oil industry. With an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of palm oil, Asian Agri leverages best management practices to ensure its operations are not only efficient and sustainable, but beneficial […]

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

Our focus now is prevention – RGE Director Anderson Tanoto On July 28, 2015, APRIL Group launched the Fire Free Village Programme in Pangkalan Kerinci to create fire-free villages through the collaboration with villages, community stakeholders, non-governmental organisations and enforcement agencies. (see News Release and APRIL Dialog for more information) Fire Free Village Programme Tapping on […]

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group joined young Southeast Asian environmentalists, Singaporean school students and representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) as part of a tripartite enhancement of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park‘s Butterfly Habitat. More butterflies for Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park In the morning July 24, 2015, the multi-stakeholder group of public, private and people sector participants […]

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

In an unprecedented move by a forestry business in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd or APRIL Group announced on June 26, 2015 a ‘Fire Danger Period’ across all its concession areas in Riau province from July 1 to August 31, 2015. As a company that has adopted a strict no-burn policy since it […]