[SWA Interview] Tony Wenas: APRIL is about Sustainable Forest Management

[SWA Interview] Tony Wenas: APRIL is about Sustainable Forest Management

APRIL Group Indonesia Operations Managing Director Tony Wenas was interviewed by business portal SWA on May 29, 2016. The following is an English translation of the article. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) is one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. RAPP is a subsidiary […]

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas APRIL Group contributed a chapter to the Policy White Paper “Efficient agriculture, stronger economies in ASEAN: Private sector perspectives for policy-makers“. The chapter was briefly discussed at last month’s Responsible Business Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016 in Jakarta. Please view the article below. Please also read APRIL Dialog for Director for Sustainability […]

APRIL Group lauded at Indonesia Green Awards

APRIL Group lauded at Indonesia Green Awards

APRIL Group received plaudits at the Indonesia Green Awards on May 21, 2016 for its commitment to the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau project and implementation of the Fire-Free Village Programme. Its Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) received two awards for biodiversity development and fire prevention. Indonesia Green Awards 2016 Organised by The […]

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto spoke at a panel on sustainable land use at the April 15, 2016 Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources. He was joined by fellow panelists Head of Indonesia’s National Peat Restoration Body (Badan Restorasi Gambut) Nazir Foead and Vice President of Double A Thirawit Leetavorn. Singapore Institute of International Affairs […]

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicked off the oil palm replanting programme with smallholders and government officials in a replanting ceremony on 20 April 2016. 135 members of the Mulus Rahayu Cooperative for smallholders had the honours of being the first palm oil smallholders in the country to receive replanting funds from the Indonesia Government. This was especially significant […]

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri announced on 15 March 2016 a joint collaboration with IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) and SETARA to empower independent palm oil smallholders in Indonesia. (see news release) The palm oil producer has spent the last 30 years cultivating smallholder partnerships under the Plasma and KKPA schemes, in which it has implemented an array […]

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

The formation of the Fire-Free Alliance (FFA) was announced 11 March 2016. The alliance is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform to help solve land and forest fires in Indonesia. (see news release) RGE companies APRIL Group and Asian Agri are among the founding members, which include leading forestry and agricultural companies Musim Mas and Wilmar. These […]

APRIL’s Fire-free Village Programme Shares Collaborative Fire Prevention Practices

APRIL’s Fire-free Village Programme Shares Collaborative Fire Prevention Practices

APRIL Group continues to expand its fire prevention programme with the organising of the first-ever “Fire-Free Village Programme” technical workshop held in Jakarta Feb 29 to Mar 1, 2016. The technical workshop provided a platform for knowledge sharing on collaborative fire prevention practices. Largely based on the invaluable experience gained from implementing the Fire-Free Village Programme, the […]