APRIL Group Acquires Controlling Stake in  India’s Leading Consumer Tissue Products Company, Origami

APRIL Group Acquires Controlling Stake in India’s Leading Consumer Tissue Products Company, Origami

From left: Lawrence Teh Yew Kiat, General Manager of Human Resources at APRIL; Suneel Kulkarni, Country Head of APRIL India and Subcontinent; Manoj Pachisia, CEO of Origami; Shaohua Wanyan, Head of Paper Business at APRIL; Neelam Pachisia, CEO of Origami; Sanjay Tanwani, Finance Director of APRIL   APRIL Group, a leading global producer of fibre, […]

APRIL Shares Approach to Drive a Greener Fashion Industry @ TaFF Fashion Sustainability Summit 2022

APRIL Shares Approach to Drive a Greener Fashion Industry @ TaFF Fashion Sustainability Summit 2022

From fast fashion to e-commerce to the large amounts of clothes being thrown away, the fashion industry is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, accounting for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions — more than international flights and shipping combined. There is an urgent need for the industry to rethink their existing practices. How […]

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The world continues to ramp up efforts in forest conservation, with ambitious commitments to halting and reversing forest loss. Following the signing of an international treaty to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming at COP26 last year, both public and private sectors have made commitments to advance nature based solutions. Yet, delivering […]

APRIL Group Drives Indonesia’s Green Economy With Investment in New Sustainable Paperboard Packaging Mill

APRIL Group Drives Indonesia’s Green Economy With Investment in New Sustainable Paperboard Packaging Mill

In line with its commitment to help grow Indonesia’s green economy, APRIL Group is set to expand its product portfolio in the downstream sector by investing IDR33.4 trillion (US$2.28 billion) in a new sustainable paperboard production facility. One of the largest manufacturing investments in Sumatra in the last decade, the new packaging facility is expected […]

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

In a major effort to boost herd immunity and support recovery in the industrial plantations sector, RGE companies across Indonesia kicked off a self-funded Gotong Royong vaccination programme for all employees. ‘Gotong Royong’ is a uniquely Indonesian term that refers to mutual cooperation within the community. To further strengthen nationwide vaccination efforts, ‘Gotong Royong Vaccinations’, […]

Advancing the SDGs: APRIL featured in UNGC video

Advancing the SDGs: APRIL featured in UNGC video

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. UNGC represents a global movement of over 9,500 companies from across 160 countries to drive change […]

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 […]