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19Aug

Video: Commemorating International Orangutan Day

August 19 is International Orangutan Day. These primates are currently facing a dire future and considered an endangered species. At GAR/PT SMART we believe in protecting the rich biodiversity found in our concessions and are … Continue reading “Video: Commemorating International Orangutan Day”

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15Aug

Women as agents of change on fire prevention

Women are very powerful agents of change – this is something that really struck me during a two-week volunteer training trip in West Kalimantan recently. If we want to tackle forest fires effectively, we need … Continue reading “Women as agents of change on fire prevention”

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12Aug

Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in

As we move towards the height of the dry season in Indonesia, our employees are continuing to work to prevent fires starting in and around our estates in line with our long-standing Zero Burning Policy … Continue reading “Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in”

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8Aug

In June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held their annual European conference in Milan. Members gathered to discuss improvements in the RSPO Principles and Criteria and reported on national efforts to increase demand … Continue reading “Impressions from the RSPO EU Roundtable 2016: palm oil end users usher in a new phase of sustainability activism”

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5Aug

Partnership in action: witnessing the return of orangutans to the wild

Last week I joined the GAR/SMART team, to witness our partners from Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) release two ex-captive, wild born orangutans, Poco and Rich, into the wild in Central Kalimantan. Poco was two years … Continue reading “Partnership in action: witnessing the return of orangutans to the wild”

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1Aug

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 4

In last week’s blog on Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs and the GSEP, we looked at SDG 15: Life on Land – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss … Continue reading “Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 4”

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29Jul

It takes a village to build a sustainable company

It’s hard to believe that seven weeks have flown by since we launched our World Environment Day Internal Campaign. As part of the organising committee for the campaign in our Singapore office, I can honestly … Continue reading “It takes a village to build a sustainable company”

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25Jul

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 3

In our continuing series on Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs and the GSEP, we’re taking a look this week at SDG 15: Life on Land – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land … Continue reading “Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 3”

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19Jul

Save energy and help mitigate climate change

As a new intern at GAR, I had the opportunity to join the last session of the World Environment Day (WED) campaign and I learnt that with just a few simple conservation steps, we can … Continue reading “Save energy and help mitigate climate change”

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