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4Apr

Bringing our suppliers along with us on our sustainability journey

In December 2015, we completed mapping our supply chain to the mill. This meant that we identified all the individual mills – nearly 500 – which supply our downstream refineries in eight locations in Indonesia. … Continue reading “Bringing our suppliers along with us on our sustainability journey”

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31Mar

Forest conservation: how we determine what to protect

In 2011 we took a ground-breaking step to decouple palm oil production from the destruction of forests by launching our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) – the first palm oil company to do so. Today we … Continue reading “Forest conservation: how we determine what to protect”

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29Mar

OFI-SMART releases two wild orangutans – Tyson and Eka

On December 19, two orangutans were released at the Tanjung Putting National Park. This was a result of efforts by the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in partnership with Pt SMART Tbk. It marks the continuation … Continue reading “OFI-SMART releases two wild orangutans – Tyson and Eka”

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21Mar

How “climate-smart” can palm oil become?

Climate change and all things climate-related are becoming part and parcel of our everyday vocabulary. As we live through the effects of haze, drought, floods, unseasonably high or low temperatures – there is no denying … Continue reading “How “climate-smart” can palm oil become?”

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10Mar

SPOTT: GAR is top four among sustainable palm oil companies

As someone working in sustainability communications in GAR, I am often awed by the sheer scale of the challenges we face in setting up and running sustainable operations. These could range from how we find … Continue reading “SPOTT: GAR is top four among sustainable palm oil companies”

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1Mar

Improving Educational Opportunities

Going to school for the children of Mantan Village was once a difficult feat due to the distance and the lack of good roads. The situation changed when the palm oil plantation started operating in … Continue reading “Improving Educational Opportunities”

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24Feb

Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 1

The supply chain is key in any enterprise. These days, consumers don’t simply require businesses to behave according to certain standards and principles, they also increasingly expect the company’s supply chain to conform to the … Continue reading “Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 1”

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12Feb

Conference to Increase Knowledge, Share Experiences and Strengthen Business Networks

International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE) will be back again from 16-18 March 2016 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The international bi-annual conference is now entering its fifth year since it was first held … Continue reading “Conference to Increase Knowledge, Share Experiences and Strengthen Business Networks”

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29Jan

ICOPE 2016 Delegations Discuss the Solutions for Climate Change

Indonesia is ready to become part of the solution for tackling climate change. This was the essence of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s statement during the recent Climate Change Conference in Paris. In … Continue reading “ICOPE 2016 Delegations Discuss the Solutions for Climate Change”

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