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Golden Agri-Resources enters Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

By: GAR Posted: September 18, 2017

GAR highlight the significant milestones and recognition for its corporate sustainability leadership with the entry into Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) (Asia-Pacific). GAR is the only Southeast Asian palm oil company to be included in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco sector in Asia Pacific. It is also one of five Singapore-listed companies in the index. This is an important milestone on GAR’s overall sustainability journey to emphasize sustainability as an integral part of the business.

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Golden Agri-Resources JV opens 200 kilotonne oleochemicals plant in Indonesia

By: GAR Posted: September 14, 2017

GAR through Sinar Mas Cepsa, wholly-owned joint venture (JV) between Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and Cepsa add its sustainability business portfolio with first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia. Representing an investment of EUR 300 million, the plant will produce fatty alcohols and acids from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil for the Asia, Eastern and Western European markets.

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Palm oil companies support government move against black campaign

By: GAR Posted: July 18, 2017

Indonesian palm oil companies support government move in opposing black campaign against Indonesian palm oil commodities in the European Union. Managing Director of Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholders Engagement Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) Agus Purnomo said companies alone could not possibly face the campaign launched by the European Parliament. Companies through their association and the government need to seek negotiations with the European parliament.

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Breaking down biomass

By: GAR Posted: June 2, 2017

Biofuels are gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels as they release fewer greenhouse gases.

Featured on CNBC as a two-part documentary, the video highlights GAR’s research facility, SMARTRI and its continuous efforts in producing sustainable palm oil for the world.

View here – Part 1 and Part 2.  

New oil palms promise highest CPO yields in industry

By: GAR Posted: May 26, 2017

SMART has announced cultivation of a palm planting material which will enable the company to increase oil yields to the highest level in the industry.

The materials – Eka 1 and Eka 2 – were developed in the company’s research centres and approved for cultivation by Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture on 21 April 2017.

Eka 1 and 2 have already attracted the interest of other players in the supply chain.

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Fire Prevention the Responsibility of All

By: Bambang Chriswanto Posted: January 26, 2017 Tags:

A collaborative, comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approach to fire prevention is key to the success of GAR’s long-term fire prevention strategy. As many as 17 villages – eight in West Kalimantan Province and nine in Jambi Province – were successful in preventing fires in their respective villages last year. They are determined to maintain their performance this year under an expanded programme called Desa Makmur Peduli Api. As a result of their commitment, these villages received incentives in the form of social infratructure aid from the Company. The communities will use the aid to to build schools, revamp public roads or renovate their community centres. GAR will continue to work with the central and regional governments to step up its fire prevention efforts in light of the uncertain weather conditions this year.

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