Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

A positive development for Indonesia’s domestic textile sector – Those were the words of Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, describing the impact of new kid on the textile block Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), at the 29 March 2019 APR Gala Dinner themed “Revitalising Indonesia’s Textile Industry; Plantation to Fashion”. The Gala Dinner was attended by […]

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Continuing the unique tradition of rewarding its RSPO-certified smallholder partners, Asian Agri recently shared with them profits from the sale of certified sustainable palm oil. Premium Sharing Since 2014, the Asian Agri premium sharing event has been a regular affair. Held at Hotel Pangeran, Riau, the 21 March 2019 event reaffirms the company’s commitment as […]

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

21 March is International Day of Forests. It is the day that the United Nations raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. Also known as World Forest Day, the event has been observed since 2013. “Forests and Education” is the theme for International Day of Forest 2019 – last year’s was “Forests […]

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

In commemoration of International Women’s Day last week, RGE business groups APRIL and Asian Agri shared stories of female employees who have contributed in diverse ways to improving lives. The resource manufacturing industry has traditionally been male-dominated. RGE business groups have witnessed the increased inclusion, representation and participation of women over the years coinciding with […]

Asia Symbol Renews Pledge To Better Serve Customers

Asia Symbol Renews Pledge To Better Serve Customers

Asia Symbol hosted industry professionals and over 400 paper dealers in a conference in Sanya, China in December 2018, renewing its commitment to better customer service and honouring the year’s most excellent dealer partners. Its executives also shared how the company’s drive towards continuous improvement remains intricately linked to customer service excellence, a virtuous cycle […]

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri’s Hat-trick: A Commitment, A Harvest, An Award

Asian Agri recently reached a hat-trick of milestones. These were achievements built on years of smallholder engagement and committed public-private partnerships as the company forges ahead as a community-focused, responsible and sustainable palm oil producer. A Commitment Surpassed The company recently announced that it not only reached its One-to-One Commitment, but surpassed it. The commitment involves partnering […]

APRIL Group Supports Flood Relief in Riau Province

APRIL Group Supports Flood Relief in Riau Province

The subdistricts of Kampar Kiri and Kampar Kiri Hulu in Riau province were hit by floods when the Subayang River burst its banks on 14 Jan 2019. This caused damage and disrupted life for several villages. APRIL (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited) Group’s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) quickly […]

16th Chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association Inaugurated at TSAN 2018

16th Chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association Inaugurated at TSAN 2018

The Tanoto Scholars Annual Networking (TSAN) 2018 event saw the inauguration of the first Singapore chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association, adding to the existing 15 in Indonesia. This marks another milestone in the strengthening of the Tanoto Scholars network in the region. Held at the National University of Singapore, the momentous occasion was graced […]

RGE 2018 Highlights

RGE 2018 Highlights

2018 was a year marked by renewed purpose and continued progress across the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) group of companies. In addition to new ventures and opportunities, there was an intensification of efforts in sustainable development across the RGE companies. Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) was unveiled as the newest business group in RGE, and is […]

Anderson Tanoto: Blockchain in Philanthropy – From Transactive to Collaborative

Anderson Tanoto: Blockchain in Philanthropy – From Transactive to Collaborative

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto joined entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders at the Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain for Business on 4 December 2018, discussing the variety of uses for blockchain. As a panelist on the “Once on the Block, Forever on the Chain” session, Tanoto touched on the uses of blockchain technology in the agri-commodity industry, and also […]