APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]

RER: Where Conservation and Chilli Farming Meet

RER: Where Conservation and Chilli Farming Meet

There was a time when Riau farmer Zamri had to struggle to make ends meet, having to provide for his wife and children, as well as for his mother and sister. These days, Zamri – better known by his nickname Acok – enjoys a relatively steady monthly income. All by running his own farm in […]

Tanoto Foundation Supports the Wharton-SMU Dialogue

Tanoto Foundation Supports the Wharton-SMU Dialogue

Over 100 guests comprising alumni from the Wharton School and Singapore Management University (SMU), as well as academics, industry experts and businessmen, participated in the Wharton-SMU dialogue on Monday, 5 March 2018. Supported by Tanoto Foundation, the dialogue featured a panel discussion on the topic ‘The New World Order: Implications for Asia and Global Trade’. […]

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

Bird lovers rejoice! Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER)’s pioneering report, Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, has confirmed the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in its Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area in Indonesia. The annotated checklist records all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017 and was […]

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Group, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, recently became a partner of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). Founded in 2012, TFA 2020 is a global public-private umbrella partnership which brings together governments, private sector, and civil society organisations to reduce deforestation associated with the sourcing of palm oil, beef, […]

RGE 2017 Highlights

RGE 2017 Highlights

2017 was a significant year for the RGE group of companies, as RGE marked its 50th anniversary since Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto started his first business in Medan, Indonesia. The milestone year was marked by various breakthroughs achieved by RGE business groups, in line with the existing Cs (Community, Country, Climate and Company) as […]

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

[Guest Blog] More than a Dream: GCNS and Yale-NUS Visit Kerinci (Part 3)

Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Ong Kok Chung, a 21 year old advocate for the environment who recently helped organise the Global Compact Network Singapore Youth Forum. He is a freshman at the National University of Singapore.  As part of the follow-up event for Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) Youth Forum, I was […]

[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 […]

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 […]