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28Nov

Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective

This speech was presented by Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources, at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore on 23 November 2017. Having engaged with many of the delegates present … Continue reading “Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective”

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10Nov

Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?

Tackling smallholder issues is central to the sustainable transformation of the palm oil industry. Palm oil production is a key livelihood for 2.5 million farmers and their communities. The industry as a whole provides direct … Continue reading “Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?”

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24Jul

Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders

GAR/SMART have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-governmental organisation (NGO) SNV Netherlands Development, to work together to help palm oil smallholders increase their field productivity and income, and apply for sustainable palm oil … Continue reading “Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders”

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16Jul

How it works – Palm oil refining

There are many steps needed before we get that golden palm oil you see at the supermarket. One of the main steps in this long process is palm oil refining. At Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) six … Continue reading “How it works – Palm oil refining”

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29Jun

Enforcing fair labour practices in the palm oil industry

A decade ago, the palm oil industry faced challenges on deforestation. Today, labour has been brought into similar light for the industry as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) report widespread abuses of human rights in palm oil … Continue reading “Enforcing fair labour practices in the palm oil industry”

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15Jun

A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility

Aceh is a region in Indonesia, perhaps most recognised globally for its devastation in the 2004 Tsunami. In the aftermath of the disaster, reviving agriculture to reduce poverty and rebuild livelihoods was critical. Due to … Continue reading “A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility”

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4Jun

Plantation to mill in 24 hours

At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), all fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) harvested in the plantations are delivered to the mills within 24 hours. Doing so results in a higher yield and quality of crude palm oil (CPO) … Continue reading “Plantation to mill in 24 hours”

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4Jun

Delivering good harvests

Agus Firdaus, Truck Driver, 33 years old, West Kalimantan “When I first started working for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) as a field worker around eight years ago, I never imagined that I would one day be … Continue reading “Delivering good harvests”

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26May

Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains

By: Eleanor Radford, Senior Coordinator, Events, ISEAL Alliance At the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in Jakarta, Indonesia, businesses and producers heard how sustainability standards can be a tool to tackle the challenges of declining natural … Continue reading “Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains”

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