APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

APRIL Group expands Fire-Free Village Programme to include 20 villages

Building on the successes of the inaugural Fire-Free Village Programme, APRIL Group announced that the programme will be expanded to include 20 villages in 2016. These villages, from Pelalawan, Siak and Meranti, are joined by an additional 55 villages participating in the Fire Aware Community programme. (Please view APRIL Group’s 1 Feb 2016 news release for more […]

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

Volunteers from RAPP make inroads in infrastructure development for community

APRIL Group’s Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) ongoing commitment to community development continues to make the headlines in Riau. Employee volunteers help build 1.5km road Staff in the RAPP Employee Volunteering Programme worked hand-in-hand with members of the community in Tebing Tinggi in Kuantan Singingi Regency, Riau to build a 1.5 […]

Reaching out to the community with Project Sukacita

Reaching out to the community with Project Sukacita

Tanoto Foundation organised its annual Project Sukacita Dec 7 to 11, 2015 to reach out and help the community. Together in Community Service In its fourth edition, Project Sukacita saw undergraduates comprising 17 Tanoto Scholars from Singapore and Indonesia, and four volunteers join forces in the spirit of community service. The National University of Singapore […]

GlobeAsia: Balancing growth with conservation

GlobeAsia: Balancing growth with conservation

Mr Tony Wenas, Director APRIL Group Indonesia Operations and President Director PT RAPP, was recently interviewed by GlobeAsia. The article and feature image are shared with permission from GlobeAsia. Links and images have been added. Indonesia’s large forestry sector has been a major driver of economic growth over the past few decades. But in recent years the sector has come under heavy […]

RGE 2015 Highlights

RGE 2015 Highlights

2015 has been a remarkable year for RGE and its business groups. From making new milestones in our sustainability journey to investing and expanding our businesses, we could not have achieved anything without the support of our employees and corporate partners. As 2015 draws to a close, we look back at the corporate highlights of […]

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol recently clinched the “GoldenBee 2015 Excellent CSR Report” Award for “Foreign Investment Enterprises and Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan Investment Enterprises” for its Sustainability Report 2013-2014. The world-leading China-based pulp and paper producer was among seven recipients given the prestigious award at the Eighth International Symposium on China CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report, held […]

Tanoto Forestry Information Center TFIC opens in Bogor

Tanoto Forestry Information Center TFIC opens in Bogor

The Tanoto Forestry Information Center (TFIC) was launched on December 21, 2015 at the Bogor Agricultural University. TFIC to serve as forestry management hub Tanoto Foundation Founder and Board of Trustees Chairperson Sukanto Tanoto inaugurated the TFIC, which will act as a knowledge incubator with resources for research and seminars in the field of forestry […]

APRIL Group plants trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

APRIL Group plants trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

APRIL Group revisited Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Nov 28, 2015 to be part of a multi-stakeholder Mass Tree Planting event. Planting 250 trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park The pulp and paper giant joined National Parks Board (NParks), students, NGOs and members of the public in planting 250 trees to commemorate Clean and Green SG50. […]

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

The haze affected many communities in Riau, including communities who within, surrounding and associated with Asian Agri’s operations. As recently covered by Inside RGE, APRIL Group and its Indonesian subsidiary PT RAPP have galvanised efforts to provide haze relief and support to their communities. These include distribution of masks, roving medical teams and the set-up […]

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

As world leaders convened at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, APRIL Group announced Dec 1, 2015 it will step up conservation and restoration efforts in Riau via the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) programme. Held in parallel with the Paris Climate Conference, the fifth edition of the Indonesia Pavilion saw representatives from government, […]