Anderson Tanoto on CNBC: Infrastructure and Indonesian Political Environment

Anderson Tanoto on CNBC: Infrastructure and Indonesian Political Environment

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto was interviewed by CNBC on April 20, 2015, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia. He provided his thoughts and insights on a variety of topics. Above: Mr Tanoto interviewed by CNBC, April 20, 2015.(source: CNBC, “Who’s driving infrastructure development in Indonesia”)The following is […]

More Than Just Paper

More Than Just Paper

It is so embedded in our daily lives that we often take its value for granted.  Amidst the constant barrage of emails and digital messages that flood our computers and mobile devices, we often forget the value of paper. “The thing that I really enjoy about paper-making is that every sheet of paper we produce […]

The Town of Kerinci

The Town of Kerinci

The town of Pangkalan Kerinci, commonly known as Kerinci, is part of Pelalawan – a regency of the Riau Province; the economic hub of the island of Sumatra and one of the richest provinces in Indonesia due to its abundance of natural resources. Travelling to Pelalawan involves firstly flying to Pekanbaru in Riau and then […]

RAPP’s Dr Abdul Gafur among Top 500 Researchers

RAPP’s Dr Abdul Gafur among Top 500 Researchers

PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) Abdul Gafur is in Webometrics’ Top 500 Researchers in Indonesian Institutions, based on data collected in the fourth week of February 2015 from the public profiles of researchers working in Indonesian institutions. Being the only industrial representative in a list dominated by government and university based researchers, 206-ranked […]

APRIL Releases SFMP Action Plan 2015

APRIL Releases SFMP Action Plan 2015

APRIL released an Action Plan for sustainable forest management March 2015. The Action Plan was developed following the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) December 2014 meeting and based on their recommendations relating to the KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG) specified auditing procedures on APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP). In January 2014, APRIL announced their Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) […]

RGE Companies commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on Haze Issue

RGE Companies commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on Haze Issue

Every year, Indonesia and its neighbors brace for the dry season and the resulting haze that shrouds the skies and poses potential risks to health. In an editorial published in The Straits Times on 7 November 2014, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Professor Simon Tay, reflects on the progress that the region […]

APRIL Participates in Singapore’s Inaugural Haze Exhibition

APRIL Participates in Singapore’s Inaugural Haze Exhibition

APRIL participated in Singapore’s first-ever public exhibition on haze as a sponsor and exhibitor. The exhibition: “Haze: Know it. Stop it.”, held at VivoCity, one of Singapore’s busiest metropolitan shopping malls, from 7 to 9 November 2014, is organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). The interactive exhibition, launched by Senior Minister of […]

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) starts forest restoration exercise in Sumatra

Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) has started a forest restoration exercise in Sumatra, with the planting of 2 million trees. The RER project was launched in 2013 under a restoration licence granted by Indonesia’s government. The aim of the project was to revitalise the landscape, create sustainable lifestyles for the local forest communities and to establish a replicable […]

APRIL Announces New Sustainable Forest Management Policy

APRIL Announces New Sustainable Forest Management Policy

APRIL announced a new policy direction on Sustainable Forest Management to boost reforestation efforts and sustainable wood sourcing. “Growth is important but sustainability is also important. We are a long-time player,” APRIL president Praveen Singhavi told The Jakarta Post on Monday. (See media coverage – Jakarta Post) The Sustainable Forest Management Policy The Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) […]