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 […]

Infrastructure matters: A look at RGE’s business operations

Infrastructure matters: A look at RGE’s business operations

Part of RGE’s business operations involves working closely with communities and governments to build and improve infrastructure. This plays a pivotal role in developing the communities, as well as the local and national economies.   Infrastructure challenges Indonesia is the largest nation in Southeast Asia, both in terms of population and GDP. Rich in natural […]

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework

The RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework is a holistic policy that spells out RGE’s promise to sustainable development. This is to be achieved by the implementation of best practices in the social, environmental and economic domains. About the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework The Sustainability Framework is guided by […]

Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

For its work in improving the economic and social well-being of palm oil smallholders, Asian Agri has been in the media spotlight recently. Three articles in the Jakarta Post covered the work done by the palm oil company, one of the pioneer corporate partners in the Plasma programme. The Plasma programme was an initiative by […]

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

President of Apical Group Dato’ Yeo How was at the 2nd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on 13 May 2015. He was one of four expert panellists invited to speak at the session themed “Commodities outlook: Impact of falling prices”. The session focused on declining global commodity […]