Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

#TSG15 – Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2015 A record 266 Tanoto scholars attended the Tanoto Scholars Gathering from 12 to 15 August 2015 in Pangkalan Kerinci. Held annually since 2010 by Tanoto Foundation, this year’s Tanoto Scholars Gathering saw scholars from 23 universities across 9 cities in Indonesia. Learn and Lead Themed “Learn and Lead”, the […]

Asia Symbol unveils world’s first paper product with both CFCC & PEFC logos

Asia Symbol unveils world’s first paper product with both CFCC & PEFC logos

Asia Symbol, a world leading producer of pulp and paper, unveiled in June 2015 the world’s first copy paper product to bear both the CFCC and PEFC logos. This marks an important milestone in its sustainable development journey. The premium PaperOne 85g copy paper has a distinct red packaging to commemorate this achievement.  This adds […]

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

Our focus now is prevention – RGE Director Anderson Tanoto On July 28, 2015, APRIL Group launched the Fire Free Village Programme in Pangkalan Kerinci to create fire-free villages through the collaboration with villages, community stakeholders, non-governmental organisations and enforcement agencies. (see News Release and APRIL Dialog for more information) Fire Free Village Programme Tapping on […]

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group joined young Southeast Asian environmentalists, Singaporean school students and representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) as part of a tripartite enhancement of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park‘s Butterfly Habitat. More butterflies for Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park In the morning July 24, 2015, the multi-stakeholder group of public, private and people sector participants […]

Sateri poised to be world’s top VSF manufacturer with total investment of up to RMB11 billion in Jiangxi China

Sateri poised to be world’s top VSF manufacturer with total investment of up to RMB11 billion in Jiangxi China

Sateri, a business group of RGE, has signed an agreement to expand its Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) operations up to 1 million annual metric tonnes in Jiangxi, China. Including its existing operations, Sateri’s total investment in Jiangxi will surpass RMB 11 billion (USD 1.8 billion) when the expansion is fully implemented over four phases. Combined with […]

Infrastructure matters: A look at RGE’s business operations

Infrastructure matters: A look at RGE’s business operations

Part of RGE’s business operations involves working closely with communities and governments to build and improve infrastructure. This plays a pivotal role in developing the communities, as well as the local and national economies.   Infrastructure challenges Indonesia is the largest nation in Southeast Asia, both in terms of population and GDP. Rich in natural […]

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

In an unprecedented move by a forestry business in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd or APRIL Group announced on June 26, 2015 a ‘Fire Danger Period’ across all its concession areas in Riau province from July 1 to August 31, 2015. As a company that has adopted a strict no-burn policy since it […]

APRIL Group achieves PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Certification for Indonesia

APRIL Group achieves PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Certification for Indonesia

APRIL Group joined representatives from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Indonesian Forest Certification Co-operation (IFCC) on June 8, 2015, in announcing it was awarded the first PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification for an Indonesian forestry company. PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification system, and IFCC is its Indonesian partner. […]