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Year: 2020

18Feb

GAR’s preparations in light of COVID-19 spread

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is implementing Business Continuity Plans (BCP) at its operations in light of the continuing spread of COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and to minimise … Continue reading “GAR’s preparations in light of COVID-19 spread”

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12Feb

Statement on RAN’s report: Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) mentions Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in one of its case studies in the report. However, the cases it refers to are not new and GAR has previously released multiple statements in the … Continue reading “Statement on RAN’s report: Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?”

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12Feb

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities that would educate them about … Continue reading “Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends”

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10Feb

How it works: Third party supplier site visits

Understanding our suppliers is a vital starting point in getting them to adopt better, more sustainable practices in their own businesses. An effective way to learn about them is through supplier site visits. These site … Continue reading “How it works: Third party supplier site visits”

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1Feb

Ketapang, 1 February 2020 – Golden Agri-Resources launched a children’s book titled Rumbun and Jungle Friends to help teachers educate elementary school students on the importance of preventing forest and land fires, especially in the … Continue reading “Raising the next generation’s awareness of forest and land fires in West Kalimantan through Rumbun and Jungle Friends”

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24Jan

Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?

We may already be one month into 2020, but come end January across the world, over a billion Chinese will be celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rat. For the uninitiated, … Continue reading “Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?”

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9Jan

Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?

There is so much in the news about European countries and palm oil producing countries at loggerheads. Is the EU really banning palm oil? This point is often misunderstood. There is no ban of palm … Continue reading “Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?”

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