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11Jan

Zero waste of the palm oil fruit

Oil palm plants are so productive, every part of it can be used such that nothing is wasted. Even the by-products of palm oil production and processing can be turned into something useful – like … Continue reading “Zero waste of the palm oil fruit”

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28Dec

Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019

After reflecting on our 2018 achievements, GAR looks forward to continuing our sustainability implementation efforts in the new year. What does 2019 hold in store for the palm oil industry? Here are five trends we … Continue reading “Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019”

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28Dec

The importance of peatland: Sustaining our environment and improving livelihoods

This article was originally published on medium.com on 19 December 2018.  We often hear references to the environmental importance of peatland to Indonesia’s rainforest, particularly when discussing the topic of palm oil. However, how many of us … Continue reading “The importance of peatland: Sustaining our environment and improving livelihoods”

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18Dec

Our top five moments in 2018

Each year has its ups and downs, and for many, those new year resolutions made in January seem far away now that we’re in December. As we prepare for 2019 here at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), … Continue reading “Our top five moments in 2018”

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18Dec

Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) customer Neste, a Finnish energy company, invited GAR to share our experience on the topic of ‘Women at work and Gender Diversity’ during a workshop for their suppliers. I attended the event … Continue reading “Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness”

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26Nov

Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia

The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang was a significant milestone for Indonesia. Having a reputation for its haze, the fact that the event was taking place from 18 August to 2 September, right … Continue reading “Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia”

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26Nov

Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility

Halting deforestation, more inclusivity for smallholders, and clearer governance on human rights – these are what RSPO aims to achieve with the new Principles and Criteria 2018 (P&C 2018) certification standard. Voted in on 15 … Continue reading “Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility”

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21Nov

Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan

Being socially responsible is an important aspect of our work, and through our long-standing partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia, our employees engage in various types of community work. At our refinery in Tarahan, … Continue reading “Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan”

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21Nov

Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment

With Iceland’s recent ad (initially created by Greenpeace) about Rangtan, an orangutan seeking refuge in a little girl’s home, hundreds and thousands of celebrities, influencers and everyday consumers have been eager to make their stand … Continue reading “Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment”

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