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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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23Dec

Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts

In an effort to ensure environmental sustainability and long-term economic development, Sinarmas is involving the community in the management of conservation areas within its concessions. Work on this has begun at PT Kartika Prima Cipta … Continue reading “Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts”

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20Nov

A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja

This blog first appeared on scottpoynton.com – 20 November 2015 Golden Agri Resources’ Jesslyne Widjaja brings honesty, transparency and a clear vision for the palm oil industry. Scott Poynton caught up with her recently in Singapore to … Continue reading “A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja”

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