LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

On 20 March, ten students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL’s operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The trip was part of the students’ class on “Moral Reasoning & the Policy Process”, a module on the challenges, justifications and implications of policy positions […]

Sateri and Peers Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Development of Viscose

Sateri and Peers Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Development of Viscose

Sateri, a leading global producer of viscose staple fibre with an annual production capacity of 800,000 tons, has joined nine other major viscose producers and two trade associations in China to form the Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV). This industry-led initiative seeks to address sustainability challenges and drive market transformation. Launched in March […]

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri, one of the world’s leading palm oil producers and a longtime partner of Indonesia’s smallholders, distributed USD 267,000 (IDR 3.7 billion) to 12 heads of the Association of Village Unit Cooperatives (KUD), representing over 30,000 farmers in a premium sharing ceremony in Jakarta. Indonesia’s Secretary of the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and […]

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]

RER: Where Conservation and Chilli Farming Meet

RER: Where Conservation and Chilli Farming Meet

There was a time when Riau farmer Zamri had to struggle to make ends meet, having to provide for his wife and children, as well as for his mother and sister. These days, Zamri – better known by his nickname Acok – enjoys a relatively steady monthly income. All by running his own farm in […]

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

Bird lovers rejoice! Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER)’s pioneering report, Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, has confirmed the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in its Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area in Indonesia. The annotated checklist records all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017 and was […]

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri, one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers, opened its 7th biogas power plant at Tungkal Ulu in Indonesia’s Jambi province, demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate clean energy, as well as contribute to the community. Biogas power plants are capable of processing Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) – a by-product […]

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Group, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, recently became a partner of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). Founded in 2012, TFA 2020 is a global public-private umbrella partnership which brings together governments, private sector, and civil society organisations to reduce deforestation associated with the sourcing of palm oil, beef, […]

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Group recently held a two-day workshop in Pekanbaru, Indonesia for its stakeholders and suppliers to learn more about establishing and managing sustainable and traceable palm oil supply chains. Attended by 65 participants – comprising business owners, commercial heads and sustainability specialists from major palm oil companies from Medan and various parts of Riau , the training is part […]