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Author: Lim Shu Ling

20Dec

New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation

New evidence questions the popular picture of the palm oil industry as the leading destroyer of forests, suggesting the reality on the ground is very different and that a broader approach on forest loss is … Continue reading “New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation”

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15Dec

Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry

Since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals nearly a year ago, we in the corporate sector have been hearing more and more about the 17 SDGs which range from eradicating poverty to tackling … Continue reading “Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry”

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7Oct

The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on

We’ve just passed the one-year mark since we launched our updated and enhanced sustainability policy, the GSEP, and it’s a good time to take a look at what’s been happening since. The GSEP is the … Continue reading “The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on”

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3Oct

Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil

Recently, WWF released their latest scorecard on Palm Oil – this tracks how well big brand companies are keeping to their commitments to use sustainable palm oil in their products. WWF checked 137 companies in … Continue reading “Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil”

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30Sep

In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain

Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about third party suppliers who continue … Continue reading “In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain”

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16Sep

Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report

In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including the launch of participatory conservation … Continue reading “Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report”

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5Sep

Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships are absolutely key for GAR to move forward on our sustainability journey. You can read all about this in our latest Sustainability Report 2015 which is based on the theme “Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – … Continue reading “Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”

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29Aug

2015 Sustainability Report: Tracking our sustainability progress

It’s taken months of preparation and the collaboration of many colleagues and departments within GAR/PT SMART to produce our 2015 Sustainability Report which covers events in 2014 and 2015. Finally with the report going live, … Continue reading “2015 Sustainability Report: Tracking our sustainability progress”

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22Aug

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 5

In our continuing series on SDGs and the GSEP, we’re taking a look at SDG17: Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development. At GAR we have a long history of partnering with many of our … Continue reading “Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 5”

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