Engaging Conversations on Viscose

Engaging Conversations on Viscose

As part of ongoing global and regional efforts to demonstrate viscose production as clean, circular, renewable and sustainable, Sateri and Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) ramped up efforts in engaging its brand partners, industry professionals, NGOs, government officials, technological companies, and many other stakeholders in recent weeks.  In one highlight, both business groups were present at […]

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

Circularity Is An Apparel Reality

More clothes are being produced than used. According to one study, one garbage truck of textiles (about 12 to 14 tonnes) is wasted every second. In 2017, the value of unused clothes exceeded US$36 billion. In addition to these, consumer demand for fast, cheap apparel continues to increase. While there already exists solutions to help […]

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Bracell’s ‘Project Star’ Expansion Announced at São Paulo State Governor Palace

Representing the largest private investment in the state of São Paulo, Brazil in the past decade, Bracell’s R$ 7 billion (USD 1.75b) dissolving pulp expansion project was announced to the media at Bandeirantes Palace on 29 July 2019. Noting its positive impact in the state and boost to Brazil’s international competitiveness, the investment was lauded […]

A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

The advocacy for sustainable development continued when RGE and the Tanoto Foundation hosted students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Singapore Management University (SMU) to an evening of dialogue on sustainable business on 22 June 2019. Held at SMU, the session was part of the Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course (GMC), now […]

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

At five years old, APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP) continues to show progress in fire prevention and managing fire-free landscapes. Piloted in 2014 and launched in 2015, the FFVP is a multi-stakeholder fire prevention project in Riau, Indonesia, founded in close collaboration with local communities and in partnership with NGOs, the government, police, military […]

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE held its inaugural Bankers’ Forum on 24 May 2019 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, welcoming almost 200 stakeholders from more than 50 financial institutions for a morning of dialogue and sharing. It was the first of its kind at the RGE group level, following business group-level engagements. Attendees of the invite-only RGE Bankers’ […]