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24Jun

Educating suppliers on additional OHS implementation during COVID-19

Our supplier engagement team often conducts SMART SPOT (Sustainability Palm Oil Training) on topics like traceability and forest conservation. However, with COVID-19 having such a significant impact on the palm oil industry, we realised that … Continue reading “Educating suppliers on additional OHS implementation during COVID-19”

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3Jun

Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19

COVID-19 brings so many changes in our personal and professional life. Recently, I had a chat with Wahyu Wijayanti, a soft spoken lady who is funny, motherly and also has broad knowledge and experience. She … Continue reading “Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19”

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26Mar

Sustainability in Rawa Singkil landscape: Transparency efforts in sensitive ecosystems

In Indonesia, a country home to dense rainforests and extensive biodiversity, agribusinesses often receive criticism for deforestation, habitat destruction, and monoculture. GAR has been addressing these key issues for many years, striving to maintain the … Continue reading “Sustainability in Rawa Singkil landscape: Transparency efforts in sensitive ecosystems”

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10Feb

How it works: Third party supplier site visits

Understanding our suppliers is a vital starting point in getting them to adopt better, more sustainable practices in their own businesses. An effective way to learn about them is through supplier site visits. These site … Continue reading “How it works: Third party supplier site visits”

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15Oct

Creating responsible palm oil warriors with Ksatria Sawit

GAR’s latest supplier support programme, Ksatria Sawit, pairs our supplier mills with agtech company Koltiva, to help us achieve 100 percent Traceability To Plantation (TTP) by 2020. The programme aims to reach out to areas … Continue reading “Creating responsible palm oil warriors with Ksatria Sawit”

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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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