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 […]

Bracell Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainable Operations and Community Engagement

Bracell Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainable Operations and Community Engagement

Bracell, a global leading player of high quality rayon-grade and specialty-grade cellulose from plantation wood, has released its 2017 Sustainability Report. The report highlights several achievements in the company’s sustainability journey, including its continued investment in communities surrounding its area of operations in Bahia, Brazil. A significant milestone for the company was the release of […]

Apical Increases Palm Oil Production Capacity with KRN Acquisition

Apical Increases Palm Oil Production Capacity with KRN Acquisition

Apical, one of Indonesia’s largest processors and exporters of palm oil and its derivatives such as food, oleo chemicals and biodiesel for domestic use and international export, has recently acquired Kutai Refinery Nusantara (KRN) in Kalimantan, Indonesia on 20 June 2018. A member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and a downstream palm […]

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 […]