[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Rachel Ann Kenyon who was part of the GCNS Youth Forum. Rachel is a 20 year old second year student at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.  On a breezy Monday morning, a small team of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) volunteers took a 40-minute flight to the Indonesian island […]

APRIL Community Development Programme Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit

APRIL Community Development Programme Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit

APRIL is known for its energy efficient mills that have an annual production capacity of 2.8 million tonnes for pulp and 1.15 million tonnes for paper. But apart from having one of the world’s largest integrated pulp and paper mills, APRIL is also widely admired for its emphasis on sustainable development and holistic community-centric initiatives. The […]

Fighting the Good Fight: Tanoto Foundation Boosts Fight Against Diabetes

Fighting the Good Fight: Tanoto Foundation Boosts Fight Against Diabetes

Diabetes is often known as a silent killer — surreptitious and debilitating. And while many suffer from the disease, not everyone suffers in the same way. Some patients are resigned to a lifetime of medicine and insulin injections resulting in high medical bills and lowered quality of life; others suffer from painful complications from the disease. […]

Good for Community, Good for Company: APRIL’s Presence Supports Local Businesses

Good for Community, Good for Company: APRIL’s Presence Supports Local Businesses

Sulaiman is a man who firmly believes in taking a hands-on approach to his business. Every day, he surveys the operations of his coco peat company, which supplies 200 tonnes of coco peat per month to APRIL‘s Riau operations. Ecologically friendly, bio-degradable and made from recyclable material, Sulaiman prides himself on providing quality goods. His insistence on […]

Sateri CEO Tey Wei Lin Talks Sustainability with Economist Intelligence Unit

Sateri CEO Tey Wei Lin Talks Sustainability with Economist Intelligence Unit

In a recent interview with global business intelligence provider Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Sateri CEO Tey Wei Lin says that sustainable operations will continue to be the cornerstone of Sateri’s business in the years ahead, as it continues on track to becoming the world’s largest producer of viscose rayon. Mr Tey emphasises Sateri’s commitment to being an […]

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

APRIL Gives Big with 1,265 Bags of Blood at Donation Drive

The fasting month observed by the Muslim-majority Indonesia often coincides with a noticeable increase in demand for blood. In order to contribute towards the blood bank supply, APRIL‘s Indonesia operations PT RAPP collaborated with Keluarga Donor Darah (KDD) to organise a blood donation drive among its Kerinci-based employees. A Tradition of Donation The event was  the newest chapter […]

From Seedling to Paper: APRIL hosts visitors from GCNS and Yale-NUS

From Seedling to Paper: APRIL hosts visitors from GCNS and Yale-NUS

APRIL is known by its customers and suppliers as one of the world’s leading pulp and paper players—leveraging on technology and innovation to continually improve its operations. What most consumers do not get an opportunity to see, however, is the process by which trees are cultivated from seedlings to paper, as well as the whole suite […]

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s Entrepreneurial Journey on CNBC

RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto was recently featured by international broadcaster CNBC as he shared his five-decade journey as an entrepreneur in the second season of Lasting Legacy, a programme that explores the secrets behind the success of the world’s leading family businesses and business families. The feature offers a timely retrospective of Sukanto Tanoto’s […]