Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

At five years old, APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP) continues to show progress in fire prevention and managing fire-free landscapes. Piloted in 2014 and launched in 2015, the FFVP is a multi-stakeholder fire prevention project in Riau, Indonesia, founded in close collaboration with local communities and in partnership with NGOs, the government, police, military […]

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

21 March is International Day of Forests. It is the day that the United Nations raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. Also known as World Forest Day, the event has been observed since 2013. “Forests and Education” is the theme for International Day of Forest 2019 – last year’s was “Forests […]

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

In commemoration of International Women’s Day last week, RGE business groups APRIL and Asian Agri shared stories of female employees who have contributed in diverse ways to improving lives. The resource manufacturing industry has traditionally been male-dominated. RGE business groups have witnessed the increased inclusion, representation and participation of women over the years coinciding with […]

RGE 2018 Highlights

RGE 2018 Highlights

2018 was a year marked by renewed purpose and continued progress across the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) group of companies. In addition to new ventures and opportunities, there was an intensification of efforts in sustainable development across the RGE companies. Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) was unveiled as the newest business group in RGE, and is […]

APRIL Sustainability Report 2017: Empowering Development

APRIL Sustainability Report 2017: Empowering Development

APRIL Group, one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world, released its 2017 Sustainability Report in Nov 2018. Themed “Empowering Development”, the Report covers the progress and challenges in implementing economic, environmental and social responsibilities in the group’s operations in Indonesia, where its manufacturing, industrial forest plantations, […]

Sustainable Development Goals: “A Golden Opportunity”

Sustainable Development Goals: “A Golden Opportunity”

The Singapore leg of the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held on 11-12 October 2018, saw representatives from the business and non-government sectors discuss their perspectives on “Partnerships for SDG Action”. Panel sessions covered a range of topics, such as climate action, urbanisation, circular economy and human rights. RGE Vice Chairman and APRIL Group […]

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

Tall and slippery, Sialang trees (Koompassia excelsa) can grow up to 88 meters (289 ft) in height. Endemic to lowland tropical forests in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, their slippery trunks attract giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) who hang their huge combs from the branches that tower over the forest canopy. While local farmers […]