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21Oct

Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification

In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the ISPO certification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil), a certification scheme that contains a set of mandatory government regulations regarding social, operational and environmental practices for Indonesian … Continue reading “Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification”

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14Oct

Video: Sustainability as part of our DNA – interview with Pak Daud Dharsono

Shortly after receiving awards for Social Business Innovation 2016 and Green CEO 2016 from Warta Ekonomi, Pak Daud Dharsono shared his thoughts on the company’s sustainability journey. See his full interview below:

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14Oct

ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?

One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates is owned by smallholders, yet … Continue reading “ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?”

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10Oct

Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders

In Part One of “Postcards from the Field”, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clarie Ng, takes a trip to Libo, Riau and meets some  plasma farmers.    My journey begins with a one-and-a-half-hour flight … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders”

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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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27Sep

Working together to support Indonesia’s unsung heroes

Smallholder farmers are the pioneers and backbone of an industry that contributes 15 percent of Indonesia’s GDP.  Even so, only a small percentage of bank lending went to this group in the past, with most … Continue reading “Working together to support Indonesia’s unsung heroes”

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26Sep

Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil

In response to the devastating fires and haze last year, the Government of Indonesia imposed a moratorium on new palm oil development earlier this year. Many have welcomed this development seeing it as necessary to … Continue reading “Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil”

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