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26Apr

Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 2

GAR is taking another step forward in mapping its supply chain by announcing a time-bound plan to achieve traceability all the way to the plantation – at the end of 2020, we aim to know … Continue reading “Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 2”

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19Apr

Growing evidence that sustainable palm oil production does pay off

Last week I wrote about Morgan Stanley’s report which advised investors to look at GAR’s share price from the perspective of sustainability – they recommended GAR as a good buy due to improvements it has … Continue reading “Growing evidence that sustainable palm oil production does pay off”

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12Apr

Morgan Stanley: GAR tops sustainability rankings

In a report released on April 7 2016, Morgan Stanley recommended that Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) shares are a good buy due to its substantial improvement in sustainability performance. In its report: “ASEAN Agricultural Products & … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley: GAR tops sustainability rankings”

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6Apr

GAR organises a supplier engagement workshop for more than 80 suppliers

Sustainability within our supply chain is a shared commitment – our suppliers help us achieve our sustainability goals, and we help them drive sustainability into their processes and practices. We are aiming to raise the … Continue reading “GAR organises a supplier engagement workshop for more than 80 suppliers”

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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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