A Common Goal for the Global Commons

A Common Goal for the Global Commons

Businesses have to approach their activities with a stewardship mindset. They need to understand their footprint and impact, take ownership and adopt the necessary intervention measures in line with science. In doing so, they can negate domestic impact and consequently international spillover. RGE Vice Chairman Bey Soo Khiang shared these insights at a panel discussion […]

How Does the Indonesian Paper and Pulp Industry Alter Public Perceptions in its Sustainability Journey?

How Does the Indonesian Paper and Pulp Industry Alter Public Perceptions in its Sustainability Journey?

Having witnessed the dedication of staff and how sustainability is deeply embedded in APRIL Group’s operations in Indonesia, a Master of International Economic Policy candidate at Columbia University and former staff of the UN Environment Programme wrote a commentary sharing views on how like-minded companies and stakeholders in the pulp and paper industry can pave a […]

Beyond the Pandemic: Conversation with Belinda Tanoto and Prof Tikki Pangestu

Beyond the Pandemic: Conversation with Belinda Tanoto and Prof Tikki Pangestu

What will the ‘new normal’ look like? How do we achieve herd immunity across Asia? What more can we do to emerge stronger from the pandemic? These are discussed in the first episode of Tanoto Foundation’s podcast ‘Unlocking Potential: Conversations with Tanoto Foundation’. In this episode titled ‘Beyond the Pandemic’, RGE Managing Director and Tanoto […]

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

In a major effort to boost herd immunity and support recovery in the industrial plantations sector, RGE companies across Indonesia kicked off a self-funded Gotong Royong vaccination programme for all employees. ‘Gotong Royong’ is a uniquely Indonesian term that refers to mutual cooperation within the community. To further strengthen nationwide vaccination efforts, ‘Gotong Royong Vaccinations’, […]

RGE Indian Community Rallies to Support India’s COVID-19 Fight

RGE Indian Community Rallies to Support India’s COVID-19 Fight

The Indian community from the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) global group of companies rallied to pool S$676,800 in donations to support India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Collected within a few days, the donations were used to procure and deliver 76 ventilators to bolster the world’s second most populous nation’s life-saving medical infrastructure. The full […]

Asia Pacific Rayon Continues Growth and Value-Creation

Asia Pacific Rayon Continues Growth and Value-Creation

A little over a year ago, following its inauguration by Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) continues to create value for communities, industries and the nation. As Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose rayon producer with a 240,000-tonne annual production capacity, APR has since achieved numerous milestones that not only elevate its position as a […]

RGE 2020 Highlights

RGE 2020 Highlights

2020 was a challenging year for everyone as lives and businesses were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  RGE business groups began the year by showing its steadfast support to its nearby communities. We worked with partners to support our communities. We collectively responded to the crisis by procuring and providing much needed medical supplies, as […]

Business Must Positively Impact Nature – Anderson Tanoto

Business Must Positively Impact Nature – Anderson Tanoto

“Our goal is to take the carbon credit we generate from our restoration licence and plough it back into conservation and restoration… We then have a self-moving mechanism that allows and encourages more conservation and restoration projects at large.” RGE Managing Director Anderson Tanoto joined an esteemed panel discussing integrated approaches to climate change and […]

RGE Founder’s Day 2020: Giving Back In The New Normal

RGE Founder’s Day 2020: Giving Back In The New Normal

RGE Founder’s Day 2020 was commemorated globally in November/December 2020 under special circumstances. However, the COVID-19 global pandemic did not dampen RGE companies’ resolve to continue creating value for community, country, climate, customer and the company – our Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s 5C’s business philosophy. Last year’s Founder’s Day saw our business groups going […]