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30Oct

Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been working with humanitarian aid organisation Tzu Chi in Indonesia for over two decades, to care for and help those in need. To increase volunteerism within the company, Chairman … Continue reading “Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas”

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30Oct

Supporting villages to protect forests

As a responsible producer, GAR wants to ensure that forests and neighbouring villages are well taken care of wherever we operate. This can be tricky sometimes when the villages rely on clearing areas of the … Continue reading “Supporting villages to protect forests”

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25Jun

Reigniting community interest in farming

We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that shapes their perception of the … Continue reading “Reigniting community interest in farming”

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13Feb

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping hands to the patients who … Continue reading “Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Continue reading “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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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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20Nov

Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia

This article was originally published on medium.com on 13 November 2018.  In recent years, Indonesia has been making gradual progress in improving the accessibility of education to young children in Indonesia. According to UNESCO, Indonesia’s literacy rate is … Continue reading “Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia”

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10Oct

Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy

This article was originally published on medium.com on 8 October 2018. In a recent interview, Oil World Executive Director Thomas Mielke called for major palm oil producers to work together and send the message that palm oil … Continue reading “Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy”

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21Aug

SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan

Human rights in the workforce is one of the issues frequently associated with the oil palm industry. Although the larger industry players have put in place labour policies and ensure strict protection of human rights … Continue reading “SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan”

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