More Communities Reap Full Rewards in APRIL’s Fire Free Village Program 2017

More Communities Reap Full Rewards in APRIL’s Fire Free Village Program 2017

A record 15 of 18 villages in APRIL’s Fire Free Village Program (FFVP) will receive the full award for not using fire as a tool in their approach to community land management in 2017, a significant milestone in their continuing journey towards fire resilience. Now on its third year, FFVP is a systematic and targeted approach […]

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 […]

Asia Symbol Organises Tree-Planting Activity in Shandong Mill

Asia Symbol Organises Tree-Planting Activity in Shandong Mill

Asia Symbol, a leading producer of pulp and paper established in China, recently held a voluntary tree-planting activity near their pulp and paper mill in Shandong (Rizhao). Organized by the Asia Symbol Shandong (ASSD) Employee Volunteers Association, the event saw more than 50 employees participating in the event that saw more than 500 new trees […]

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 […]

From Car Rental Driver to Country Delegate: A Tanoto Scholar Alumni’s Story

From Car Rental Driver to Country Delegate: A Tanoto Scholar Alumni’s Story

Several years ago, a rental car driver used to look up to the sky whenever an airplane flew past and told himself that he would one day take a plane ride. Today, this very same driver and former Tanoto Foundation scholar has taken not just one but several plane rides, representing Indonesia at various international events […]

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 […]

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

New books and new chairs. A more colourful playground. Improved facilities resulting from Sateri‘s donations to Duxia Kindergarten in Fujian, China. Besides relocating the school’s playground and livening it up with colourful rocking horse toys, leading global producer of high-quality viscose Sateri also donated new school desks and lockers to the kindergarten which is attended by […]

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 […]

Challenging the Next Generation of Leaders: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2017

Challenging the Next Generation of Leaders: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2017

The Tanoto Scholars Gathering (TSG) 2017 took place from November 22 to 25 this year at the Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) Complex in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra in Indonesia. TSG 2017, which retained the “Learn and Lead” theme of previous TSG editions, saw the participation of 250 Tanoto Scholars from 21 universities across Indonesia. […]