Asia Symbol Releases 2015-2017 Sustainability Report, Continues Investments in Communities and the Environment

Asia Symbol Releases 2015-2017 Sustainability Report, Continues Investments in Communities and the Environment

Asia Symbol, a leading pulp & paper producer in China, has released its third sustainability report, covering the years 2015 to 2017. The report highlights milestones and achievements in the company’s continuing sustainability journey, including its continued investment in upgrading its state-of-the-art mill facilities as well as deepening its ties with surrounding communities. With operations […]

SAC Progress Report Highlights Achievements & Challenges in SFMP 2.0 Implementation

SAC Progress Report Highlights Achievements & Challenges in SFMP 2.0 Implementation

APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) published its progress report, providing a retrospective of its engagement with one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Meeting for the first time in January 2014, the SAC operates as an independent body tasked with overseeing the implementation of APRIL’s […]

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

On 20 March, ten students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL’s operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The trip was part of the students’ class on “Moral Reasoning & the Policy Process”, a module on the challenges, justifications and implications of policy positions […]

Asian Agri Shares Sustainable Practices with EU Diplomats

Asian Agri Shares Sustainable Practices with EU Diplomats

On 16 April, Asian Agri welcomed ambassadors and representatives from the European Union (EU) to its Tungkal Ulu Estate in Jambi, Indonesia. Through a combination of onsite visits and briefings, the company shared how it sustainably manages its oil palm plantations, how it helps to transform the palm oil supply chain to become more traceable, […]

Belinda Tanoto Featured in ASEAN Impact 25 Philanthropist Catalogue

Belinda Tanoto Featured in ASEAN Impact 25 Philanthropist Catalogue

Belinda Tanoto, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tanoto Foundation, was featured in “ASEAN Impact 25”, a catalogue compiling the narratives of 25 philanthropists from across the region. Launched by Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) at the inaugural ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue on 21 March 2018, the compendium outlines the overall impact of their […]

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 […]