Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri will leverage collaborative action in the palm oil industry to play a part in the industry’s push towards better productivity and sustainability. This was shared by Asian Agri’s Managing Director Kelvin Tio at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP21 in Paris today. Partnering more independent smallholders Building on the success of its partnered plasma smallholders, […]

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

APRIL honours fire-free villages with awards

To recognise successful fire prevention and management in villages, APRIL Group’s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) held an event on November 18, 2015 in Pekanbaru to award various villages for their concerted efforts in the Fire-Free Village Programme. Community at the heart of fire prevention Having launched the Fire-Fire Village Programme in July […]

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto speaks at 2015 Fudan Global Leader Forum

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto speaks at 2015 Fudan Global Leader Forum

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto attended the 2015 Fudan Global Leader Forum at Fudan University, Shanghai, China on October 30. Fudan Global Leader Forum In its second year, the Fudan Global Leader Forum is organised by the School of Management, Fudan University. Presided over by the dean of the School of Management Professor Lu Xiongwen, this […]

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Founded by Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei, Tanoto Foundation fights poverty with three strategic thrusts in Education, Empowerment and Enhancement of Quality of Lives (known as the 3 Es). The Foundation has also forged close partnerships with private sector businesses of various sizes, schools and many other organisations across various countries to champion […]

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and community united in haze challenge

APRIL Group and its Indonesia operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) have been in the local news in recent weeks for various haze relief efforts for the benefit of many communities. These run in parallel with its resolute and comprehensive fire management efforts – from monitoring and suppression, to strong fire prevention advocacy. […]

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto attends Silfen Forum and meets Mayor in Beijing

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto attends Silfen Forum and meets Mayor in Beijing

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto attended the David and Lyn Silfen Forum in Beijing, China on September 10, 2015, and separately met Mayor Wang Anshun the next day. These are part of ongoing philanthropic efforts of Mr Tanoto, who not only has business operations in parts of China, but also has, through Tanoto Foundation, extended his contributions to social […]

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri’s longstanding partnership with palm oil smallholders has often been seen as a successful case study of governance in the regional palm oil industry. With an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of palm oil, Asian Agri leverages best management practices to ensure its operations are not only efficient and sustainable, but beneficial […]

RAPP honoured with 11 Golden Flags for work safety and health policies

RAPP honoured with 11 Golden Flags for work safety and health policies

APRIL’s Indonesian subsidiary PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) was honoured with 11 “Golden Flags” for its excellence implementing and and managing occupational health and safety. Director Rudi Fajar received the awards on behalf of RAPP on 10 September 2015. (more news in Bahasa Indonesia here) Golden Flags for excellent safety and health implementation […]

Sukanto Tanoto – An Entrepreneur’s Journey (Part 2/2)

Sukanto Tanoto – An Entrepreneur’s Journey (Part 2/2)

This is the second of two Inside RGE posts covering RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s keynote address to a visiting group of MBA students from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on May 25, 2015. The address is part of the Global Modular Course on ‘Sustainable Growth in ASEAN’. Speaking at the University Lounge […]

GlobeAsia: The Resource King – Sukanto Tanoto

GlobeAsia: The Resource King – Sukanto Tanoto

RGE founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto was featured in the September issue of GlobeAsia (pages 34-38). The below article is shared with permission from GlobeAsia. The Resource King Natural resource-based manufacturing has catapulted Sukanto Tanoto to a position as a major global player in palm oil as well as pulp & paper. Now the 66-year-old […]