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 […]

How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

Throughout Indonesia, oil palm estates need capable and responsible managers to produce the commodity efficiently, responsibly and sustainably. In response to this, leading palm oil producer Asian Agri set up the Asian Agri Learning Institute (AALI) in 2002. Since then, ISO 9000:2008-certified AALI has trained generations upon generations of skilled planters and managers to produce […]

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

Tall and slippery, Sialang trees (Koompassia excelsa) can grow up to 88 meters (289 ft) in height. Endemic to lowland tropical forests in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, their slippery trunks attract giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) who hang their huge combs from the branches that tower over the forest canopy. While local farmers […]

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Group, one of Indonesia’s largest exporters of palm oil, released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its efforts to work with its network of stakeholders to innovate, develop collective understanding, harness synergies and accelerate progress. The company’s second sustainability report, written using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, demonstrates how its Anchor Programmes such as […]