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Author: Lim Shu Ling

10Mar

Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a lofty set of goals which attempt to enunciate a vision of humanity progressing sustainably in harmony with its environment. But in our short history of industrialisation and … Continue reading “Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests”

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7Feb

Interview: Delivering palm oil to customers through our shipping JV

Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) is one of the world’s biggest integrated palm oil companies. This means we don’t just grow oil palm trees and harvest the fruit bunches, we also process the palm oil, refine it, … Continue reading “Interview: Delivering palm oil to customers through our shipping JV”

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12Jan

GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground

As we kick off 2017 it is traditional to predict likely trends, make commitments and set some goals for the new year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year on the global political stage.  At … Continue reading “GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground”

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20Dec

New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation

New evidence questions the popular picture of the palm oil industry as the leading destroyer of forests, suggesting the reality on the ground is very different and that a broader approach on forest loss is … Continue reading “New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation”

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15Dec

Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry

Since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals nearly a year ago, we in the corporate sector have been hearing more and more about the 17 SDGs which range from eradicating poverty to tackling … Continue reading “Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry”

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7Oct

The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on

We’ve just passed the one-year mark since we launched our updated and enhanced sustainability policy, the GSEP, and it’s a good time to take a look at what’s been happening since. The GSEP is the … Continue reading “The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on”

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3Oct

Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil

Recently, WWF released their latest scorecard on Palm Oil – this tracks how well big brand companies are keeping to their commitments to use sustainable palm oil in their products. WWF checked 137 companies in … Continue reading “Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil”

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30Sep

In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain

Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about third party suppliers who continue … Continue reading “In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain”

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16Sep

Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report

In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including the launch of participatory conservation … Continue reading “Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report”

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