16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

As part of Asian Agri’s Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP), 16 villages in Riau and Jambi, Indonesia have renewed their commitment to not use fire as a land management tool. Launched in 2016, FFVP aims to empower and encourage villages to adopt a zero tolerance to burning as an approach to clear land for agricultural and […]

Second Generation Oil Palm Smallholders Continue to Grow and Succeed with Asian Agri

Second Generation Oil Palm Smallholders Continue to Grow and Succeed with Asian Agri

In the 1990s, Ekoyono’s parents decided to leave their hard life in Ciamis, West Java and opt instead for a new life as oil palm farmers in Pelalawan, Sumatra. His parents enlisted in the Indonesian Government’s Plasma Transmigration Programme (PIR-Trans), a programme that offered Indonesians from rural areas the opportunity to become oil palm farmers […]

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri, one of the world’s leading palm oil producers and a longtime partner of Indonesia’s smallholders, distributed USD 267,000 (IDR 3.7 billion) to 12 heads of the Association of Village Unit Cooperatives (KUD), representing over 30,000 farmers in a premium sharing ceremony in Jakarta. Indonesia’s Secretary of the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and […]

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri, one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers, opened its 7th biogas power plant at Tungkal Ulu in Indonesia’s Jambi province, demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate clean energy, as well as contribute to the community. Biogas power plants are capable of processing Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) – a by-product […]

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, […]

Asian Agri – Palm Oil Producers Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Engagement, Transparency and Traceability

Asian Agri – Palm Oil Producers Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Engagement, Transparency and Traceability

Asian Agri one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers with an annual capacity of 1 million tons of crude palm oil (CPO), demonstrates its commitment to deeper stakeholder engagement, increased transparency and more traceable supply chains in its 2015-2016 Sustainability Report. The company believes that as a versatile product with a variety of uses, palm […]

The Best Around: RGE Employees Capture the 5Cs in Their Winning Photos

The Best Around: RGE Employees Capture the 5Cs in Their Winning Photos

In this week’s edition of Inside RGE, we feature the employees whose photos adorn July to September in our 2017 desktop calendar. These winners have so aptly and lovingly captured 5Cs business philosophy espoused by RGE Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto — Good for Community, Country, Climate, Customer, and Company — in last year’s contest […]