Sustainability Report

Webinar on the Highlights of the SR2016
Intisari Laporan Keberlanjutan GAR (Sustainability Report) 2016

We published our first sustainability report in 2011. In line with UN SDG 12 which encourages companies to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, we have progressively continued to update how we report and engage with our stakeholders in an open and transparent manner.

We believe that multi-stakeholder collaboration is the best way to achieving solutions for sustainable palm oil production. Through our sustainability reporting, we hope to provide stakeholders with a better understanding of our approach to sustainability and our progress in meeting our sustainability commitments.

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) Sustainability Reports are guided by international best practice. We are currently reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Reporting Guidelines.


We are committed to working towards the full assurance of the information presented in our sustainability report. For SR2015, we have taken the step to have the calculation of our GHG emissions for our subsidiary in Indonesia, PT SMART Tbk (SMART), independently verified by EY.

View the GHG Verification Statement.

Our Commitment to United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary sustainability initiative for businesses to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The UNGC also supports companies to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

As a signatory member through our subsidiary, SMART, we understand the importance of the ten core principles and are committed to following them in our everyday operations.

Progressively, we take appropriate actions in line with the principles, as fundamental guidelines for the sustainable development of our business. We continue to support UNGC by incorporating the ten principles in the way we do business, which helps make us a better corporate citizen.

As an active participant of the UNGC, we submit an annual Communication on Progress (COP) – a public report on how we are implementing the Ten Principles on the UNGC. The SMART Annual Report serves as our COP to the UNGC.

SR 2016