Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Policy White Paper: APRIL’s Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas

Landscape Approach to Conserving Forested Areas APRIL Group contributed a chapter to the Policy White Paper “Efficient agriculture, stronger economies in ASEAN: Private sector perspectives for policy-makers“. The chapter was briefly discussed at last month’s Responsible Business Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016 in Jakarta. Please view the article below. Please also read APRIL Dialog for Director for Sustainability […]

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation spearheads CSR Excellence in China

Tanoto Foundation launched a series of corporate social responsibility (CSR) lectures at Fudan University on April 24, 2016. The lectures aim to help raise the quality and standard of CSR courses in the university for the benefit of CSR professionals in China. CSR Programmes for CSR Professionals As more enterprises in China adopt and incorporate corporate social responsibility strategies into their […]

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

Anderson Tanoto Speaks on Strengthening Partnerships and Fire Prevention

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto spoke at a panel on sustainable land use at the April 15, 2016 Third Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources. He was joined by fellow panelists Head of Indonesia’s National Peat Restoration Body (Badan Restorasi Gambut) Nazir Foead and Vice President of Double A Thirawit Leetavorn. Singapore Institute of International Affairs […]

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

APRIL’s Dialogue with Banking Community

As part of APRIL Group’s effort to continually communicate and engage its stakeholders in a transparent way, APRIL Group hosted briefing sessions for the banking community in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively on March 21 and March 28, 2016. Over 180 bank representatives attended the sessions which covered not only the group’s financial performance but also […]

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

RGE companies embrace Circular Economy thinking

As political and business leaders convene in Davos to discuss, debate and share issues of global, regional and industry-level concern, the discourse on circular economy has gained more momentum and growing attention. Championed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy system offers a rethink of the prevalent linear “Take, Make, Dispose” economic model. This […]

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol clinches award for Sustainability Report

Asia Symbol recently clinched the “GoldenBee 2015 Excellent CSR Report” Award for “Foreign Investment Enterprises and Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan Investment Enterprises” for its Sustainability Report 2013-2014. The world-leading China-based pulp and paper producer was among seven recipients given the prestigious award at the Eighth International Symposium on China CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report, held […]

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri to partner more independent smallholders

Asian Agri will leverage collaborative action in the palm oil industry to play a part in the industry’s push towards better productivity and sustainability. This was shared by Asian Agri’s Managing Director Kelvin Tio at the Indonesia Pavilion at COP21 in Paris today. Partnering more independent smallholders Building on the success of its partnered plasma smallholders, […]

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Founded by Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei, Tanoto Foundation fights poverty with three strategic thrusts in Education, Empowerment and Enhancement of Quality of Lives (known as the 3 Es). The Foundation has also forged close partnerships with private sector businesses of various sizes, schools and many other organisations across various countries to champion […]

APRIL Group achieves PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Certification for Indonesia

APRIL Group achieves PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Certification for Indonesia

APRIL Group joined representatives from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Indonesian Forest Certification Co-operation (IFCC) on June 8, 2015, in announcing it was awarded the first PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification for an Indonesian forestry company. PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification system, and IFCC is its Indonesian partner. […]