RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

RGE Sustainability Framework – One Year On

This time last year, RGE launched the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework, under which RGE companies developed their respective sustainability policies. RGE’s Sustainability Framework Steered by RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s business philosophy of doing what is Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate and Good for Company, the overarching Sustainability […]

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicked off the oil palm replanting programme with smallholders and government officials in a replanting ceremony on 20 April 2016. 135 members of the Mulus Rahayu Cooperative for smallholders had the honours of being the first palm oil smallholders in the country to receive replanting funds from the Indonesia Government. This was especially significant […]

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri collaborates with IDH and SETARA to foster meaningful and sustainable independent smallholder partnerships

Asian Agri announced on 15 March 2016 a joint collaboration with IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) and SETARA to empower independent palm oil smallholders in Indonesia. (see news release) The palm oil producer has spent the last 30 years cultivating smallholder partnerships under the Plasma and KKPA schemes, in which it has implemented an array […]

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

Fire-Free Alliance formed to implement Fire-Free Village Programme

The formation of the Fire-Free Alliance (FFA) was announced 11 March 2016. The alliance is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform to help solve land and forest fires in Indonesia. (see news release) RGE companies APRIL Group and Asian Agri are among the founding members, which include leading forestry and agricultural companies Musim Mas and Wilmar. These […]

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

As political and business leaders convene in Davos to discuss, debate and share issues of global, regional and industry-level concern, the discourse on circular economy has gained more momentum and growing attention. Championed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy system offers a rethink of the prevalent linear “Take, Make, Dispose” economic model. This […]

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

Asian Agri provides haze relief and aid to affected communities

The haze affected many communities in Riau, including communities who within, surrounding and associated with Asian Agri’s operations. As recently covered by Inside RGE, APRIL Group and its Indonesian subsidiary PT RAPP have galvanised efforts to provide haze relief and support to their communities. These include distribution of masks, roving medical teams and the set-up […]

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri will leverage collaborative action in the palm oil industry to play a part in the industry’s push towards better productivity and sustainability. This was shared by Asian Agri’s Managing Director Kelvin Tio at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP21 in Paris today. Partnering more independent smallholders Building on the success of its partnered plasma smallholders, […]

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri promotes sharing of best practices amongst smallholders

Asian Agri’s longstanding partnership with palm oil smallholders has often been seen as a successful case study of governance in the regional palm oil industry. With an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of palm oil, Asian Agri leverages best management practices to ensure its operations are not only efficient and sustainable, but beneficial […]