Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE held its inaugural Bankers’ Forum on 24 May 2019 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, welcoming almost 200 stakeholders from more than 50 financial institutions for a morning of dialogue and sharing. It was the first of its kind at the RGE group level, following business group-level engagements. Attendees of the invite-only RGE Bankers’ […]

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

Strength in Diversity: RGE Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2019

In commemoration of International Women’s Day last week, RGE business groups APRIL and Asian Agri shared stories of female employees who have contributed in diverse ways to improving lives. The resource manufacturing industry has traditionally been male-dominated. RGE business groups have witnessed the increased inclusion, representation and participation of women over the years coinciding with […]

RGE 2018 Highlights

RGE 2018 Highlights

2018 was a year marked by renewed purpose and continued progress across the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) group of companies. In addition to new ventures and opportunities, there was an intensification of efforts in sustainable development across the RGE companies. Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) was unveiled as the newest business group in RGE, and is […]

[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Desiree Tay, a Year 2 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student and a first-time Project Sukacita participant. When I first received the Tanoto Foundation Scholarship, I did not expect to find myself on a plane to Pangkalan Kerinci, Indonesia, some eight months later. As a new […]

Asia Symbol Recognised as Regional Centre for Promoting Environmental Awareness

Asia Symbol Recognised as Regional Centre for Promoting Environmental Awareness

Asia Symbol, a leading producer of pulp and paper established in China in 2005, was awarded the title of “Provincial Centre for Environmental Education” in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability and environmental awareness to the surrounding community. Given during the celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June, the award was handed by […]

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 […]

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]