Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

In commemoration of International Women’s Day last week, RGE business groups APRIL and Asian Agri shared stories of female employees who have contributed in diverse ways to improving lives. The resource manufacturing industry has traditionally been male-dominated. RGE business groups have witnessed the increased inclusion, representation and participation of women over the years coinciding with […]

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri recently reached a hat-trick of milestones. These were achievements built on years of smallholder engagement and committed public-private partnerships as the company forges ahead as a community-focused, responsible and sustainable palm oil producer. A Commitment Surpassed The company recently announced that it not only reached its One-to-One Commitment, but surpassed it. The commitment involves partnering […]

APRIL Sustainability Report 2017: Empowering Development

APRIL Sustainability Report 2017: Empowering Development

APRIL Group, one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world, released its 2017 Sustainability Report in Nov 2018. Themed “Empowering Development”, the Report covers the progress and challenges in implementing economic, environmental and social responsibilities in the group’s operations in Indonesia, where its manufacturing, industrial forest plantations, […]

Sustainable Development Goals: “A Golden Opportunity”

Sustainable Development Goals: “A Golden Opportunity”

The Singapore leg of the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held on 11-12 October 2018, saw representatives from the business and non-government sectors discuss their perspectives on “Partnerships for SDG Action”. Panel sessions covered a range of topics, such as climate action, urbanisation, circular economy and human rights. RGE Vice Chairman and APRIL Group […]

How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

Throughout Indonesia, oil palm estates need capable and responsible managers to produce the commodity efficiently, responsibly and sustainably. In response to this, leading palm oil producer Asian Agri set up the Asian Agri Learning Institute (AALI) in 2002. Since then, ISO 9000:2008-certified AALI has trained generations upon generations of skilled planters and managers to produce […]

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Group, one of Indonesia’s largest exporters of palm oil, released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its efforts to work with its network of stakeholders to innovate, develop collective understanding, harness synergies and accelerate progress. The company’s second sustainability report, written using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, demonstrates how its Anchor Programmes such as […]

Asia Symbol Releases 2015-2017 Sustainability Report, Continues Investments in Communities and the Environment

Asia Symbol Releases 2015-2017 Sustainability Report, Continues Investments in Communities and the Environment

Asia Symbol, a leading pulp & paper producer in China, has released its third sustainability report, covering the years 2015 to 2017. The report highlights milestones and achievements in the company’s continuing sustainability journey, including its continued investment in upgrading its state-of-the-art mill facilities as well as deepening its ties with surrounding communities. With operations […]

APRIL’s Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG) Publishes Phase 1 Progress Report

APRIL’s Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG) Publishes Phase 1 Progress Report

The Independent Peat Expert Working Group (IPEWG), a working group of global peatland experts and scientists that leading pulp and paper producer APRIL established in January 2016, has published its Phase 1 Progress Report, detailing the accomplishments and challenges over the past two years of engaging with the company. Formed after the launch of APRIL’s Sustainable […]