How Does the Indonesian Paper and Pulp Industry Alter Public Perceptions in its Sustainability Journey?

How Does the Indonesian Paper and Pulp Industry Alter Public Perceptions in its Sustainability Journey?

Having witnessed the dedication of staff and how sustainability is deeply embedded in APRIL Group’s operations in Indonesia, a Master of International Economic Policy candidate at Columbia University and former staff of the UN Environment Programme wrote a commentary sharing views on how like-minded companies and stakeholders in the pulp and paper industry can pave a […]

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

RGE Companies Kick Off Gotong Royong Vaccinations For Employees

In a major effort to boost herd immunity and support recovery in the industrial plantations sector, RGE companies across Indonesia kicked off a self-funded Gotong Royong vaccination programme for all employees. ‘Gotong Royong’ is a uniquely Indonesian term that refers to mutual cooperation within the community. To further strengthen nationwide vaccination efforts, ‘Gotong Royong Vaccinations’, […]

Asia Pacific Rayon Continues Growth and Value-Creation

Asia Pacific Rayon Continues Growth and Value-Creation

A little over a year ago, following its inauguration by Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) continues to create value for communities, industries and the nation. As Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose rayon producer with a 240,000-tonne annual production capacity, APR has since achieved numerous milestones that not only elevate its position as a […]

RGE Founder’s Day 2020: Giving Back In The New Normal

RGE Founder’s Day 2020: Giving Back In The New Normal

RGE Founder’s Day 2020 was commemorated globally in November/December 2020 under special circumstances. However, the COVID-19 global pandemic did not dampen RGE companies’ resolve to continue creating value for community, country, climate, customer and the company – our Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto’s 5C’s business philosophy. Last year’s Founder’s Day saw our business groups going […]

APRIL2030 – Realising the SDGs in Indonesia

APRIL2030 – Realising the SDGs in Indonesia

Can a company transform its business while also having a positive impact on climate, nature and people? APRIL Group believes this is possible. On 17 Nov 2020, the company announced APRIL2030,  its vision for meeting the challenges of the next decade. APRIL2030 is comprised of four commitments with 18 ambitious yet measurable science-based targets – […]

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

Culture of Innovation: APRIL Opens Kerinci Tissue Culture Lab

APRIL Group marked yet another milestone in its journey as one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world. Its Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP) opened its Kerinci Tissue Culture Laboratory on 1 September 2019. Inaugurated by guest-of-honour Minister of Research, […]

Belinda Tanoto: An Early Start on Indonesia’s Human Capital Development

Belinda Tanoto: An Early Start on Indonesia’s Human Capital Development

Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees Member Belinda Tanoto penned an article on human capital development which was published in the Jakarta Post on 10 May 2019. Primarily focussed on early childhood education and development as a key component of human capital development, her article contextualises the early childhood development landscape, its challenges, and echoes calls […]

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation Global CEO Dr Jean Satrijo Tanudjojo spoke at the International Forum on Reform and Opening Up and Poverty Reduction in China on 2 Nov 2018, sharing the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts in Indonesia and China. The two-day International Forum was hosted by the Chinese government and World Bank Group, and is in conjunction […]