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29Jan

Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai

The East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan is home to Kutai National Park, a natural orangutan habitat with a well maintained population of this endangered species. The Regency is also the location for a number … Continue reading “Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai”

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28Dec

Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019

After reflecting on our 2018 achievements, GAR looks forward to continuing our sustainability implementation efforts in the new year. What does 2019 hold in store for the palm oil industry? Here are five trends we … Continue reading “Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019”

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26Nov

Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility

Halting deforestation, more inclusivity for smallholders, and clearer governance on human rights – these are what RSPO aims to achieve with the new Principles and Criteria 2018 (P&C 2018) certification standard. Voted in on 15 … Continue reading “Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility”

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17Oct

Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies

Against the background of issues surrounding decent work conditions in the palm oil sector, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have been collaborating to improve labour conditions with various stakeholders … Continue reading “Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies”

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5Oct

GAR makes list of top 10 companies in ASEAN for disclosure on business integrity practices

A recent study on the disclosure of anti-corruption practices (business integrity) has found Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) to be in the top 10 companies in ASEAN reporting on business integrity. This is a great achievement, as … Continue reading “GAR makes list of top 10 companies in ASEAN for disclosure on business integrity practices”

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4Sep

Quick facts about the GAR Sustainability Report

Every year, GAR publishes a Sustainability Report which contains information on how the company is doing in fulfilling its commitments on responsible palm oil. Here are some interesting facts about it. ... Continue reading

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21Aug

SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan

Human rights in the workforce is one of the issues frequently associated with the oil palm industry. Although the larger industry players have put in place labour policies and ensure strict protection of human rights … Continue reading “SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan”

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2May

RBF 2018: Helping smallholders in order to achieve zero hunger SDG

This speech was first presented by Franky Widjaja, Chairman and CEO, Golden Agri-Resources, at RBF 2018 in Jakarta, on 27 March 2018 and has been modified slightly to fit the blog. The theme of Responsible … Continue reading “RBF 2018: Helping smallholders in order to achieve zero hunger SDG”

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24Apr

5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table

Close your eyes and imagine this: it’s a relaxing Sunday morning, and you’re at your breakfast table. You take a sip of your delicious creamy hot chocolate, and then a bite of your freshly toasted … Continue reading “5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table”

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