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9Jan

Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?

There is so much in the news about European countries and palm oil producing countries at loggerheads. Is the EU really banning palm oil? This point is often misunderstood. There is no ban of palm … Continue reading “Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?”

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18Dec

Palm oil trends for 2020

When the clock strikes twelve on 31 December this year, it will not only signify a new year, but a new decade. With extreme weather occurrences on the rise and published data highlighting the urgent … Continue reading “Palm oil trends for 2020”

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9Dec

Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production

Looking back at 2019, what do you see? I see a year of progress. Will we hit 100 percent deforestation free supply chain targets in palm oil? No. Have we made significant progress in transitioning … Continue reading “Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production”

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30Oct

Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been working with humanitarian aid organisation Tzu Chi in Indonesia for over two decades, to care for and help those in need. To increase volunteerism within the company, Chairman … Continue reading “Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas”

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30Oct

Supporting villages to protect forests

As a responsible producer, GAR wants to ensure that forests and neighbouring villages are well taken care of wherever we operate. This can be tricky sometimes when the villages rely on clearing areas of the … Continue reading “Supporting villages to protect forests”

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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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19Sep

A different side of GAR in China

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) may be widely known for its agribusiness, particularly in palm oil in Indonesia, but our company also has a diverse business portfolio in China. Having visited plantations and mills in Riau to … Continue reading “A different side of GAR in China”

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26Aug

A profoundly memorable year in palm oil

What started as a four-month internship for experience grew into a deeply engaging year-long affair into palm oil, when I decided to extend my internship with Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food in 2018. As my … Continue reading “A profoundly memorable year in palm oil”

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23Aug

Facts about palm oil washing up on beaches

Reports of lumps of palm oil, often called ‘bergs’, washing up on beaches have been in the news. Why do they happen and what causes them? We speak with Bjorn Stignor, Managing Director of Golden-Agri … Continue reading “Facts about palm oil washing up on beaches”

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