Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical Group have jointly announced that an inaugural batch of 239 independent smallholders under the Smallholder Inclusion for Better Livelihood & Empowerment (“SMILE”) programme in the Labuhan Batu Regency of North Sumatra, has achieved the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”) sustainability certification. The smallholders were awarded the certification following an RSPO audit […]

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

The Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo paid a visit to the Kluwut Village in Bulakamba, Brebes on 21 July 2022 to witness the implementation of the stunting reduction program, accompanied by Anderson Tanoto, member of Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As part of the visit, Rumah Anak SIGAP, a care centre for stimulation and […]

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The world continues to ramp up efforts in forest conservation, with ambitious commitments to halting and reversing forest loss. Following the signing of an international treaty to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming at COP26 last year, both public and private sectors have made commitments to advance nature based solutions. Yet, delivering […]

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

New nursery set up through a ground-breaking public-private partnership between the Indonesian Government and APRIL Similar nurseries to be established across Indonesia The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), recently inaugurated the Indonesian Government’s tree nursery in Rumpin, Bogor, in west Java. The new nursery will produce seedlings for plantation in a […]

RGE@Ecosperity 2022 In Singapore

RGE@Ecosperity 2022 In Singapore

Businesses are increasingly recognising that nature-based solutions have a role to play in carbon-offsetting as part of their holistic abatement strategy in achieving net-zero targets. While there are a number of such carbon projects in the market that businesses can invest in, few are able to demonstrate the carbon credits generated are credible, legitimate and […]

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

More clothes are being produced than used. According to one study, one garbage truck of textiles (about 12 to 14 tonnes) is wasted every second. In 2017, the value of unused clothes exceeded US$36 billion. In addition to these, consumer demand for fast, cheap apparel continues to increase. While there already exists solutions to help […]

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 […]

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

Having grown up being exposed to RGE’s operations including spending school holidays immersed in verdant plantations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, the affinity for the businesses that their father RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto established was nurtured early in RGE directors Imelda Tanoto, Belinda Tanoto and Anderson Tanoto. Today, Imelda, Belinda and Anderson work alongside […]