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31Mar

Forest conservation: how we determine what to protect

In 2011 we took a ground-breaking step to decouple palm oil production from the destruction of forests by launching our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) – the first palm oil company to do so. Today we … Continue reading “Forest conservation: how we determine what to protect”

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29Mar

OFI-SMART releases two wild orangutans – Tyson and Eka

On December 19, two orangutans were released at the Tanjung Putting National Park. This was a result of efforts by the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in partnership with Pt SMART Tbk. It marks the continuation … Continue reading “OFI-SMART releases two wild orangutans – Tyson and Eka”

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21Mar

How “climate-smart” can palm oil become?

Climate change and all things climate-related are becoming part and parcel of our everyday vocabulary. As we live through the effects of haze, drought, floods, unseasonably high or low temperatures – there is no denying … Continue reading “How “climate-smart” can palm oil become?”

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10Mar

SPOTT: GAR is top four among sustainable palm oil companies

As someone working in sustainability communications in GAR, I am often awed by the sheer scale of the challenges we face in setting up and running sustainable operations. These could range from how we find … Continue reading “SPOTT: GAR is top four among sustainable palm oil companies”

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29Jan

ICOPE 2016 Delegations Discuss the Solutions for Climate Change

Indonesia is ready to become part of the solution for tackling climate change. This was the essence of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s statement during the recent Climate Change Conference in Paris. In … Continue reading “ICOPE 2016 Delegations Discuss the Solutions for Climate Change”

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23Dec

Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts

In an effort to ensure environmental sustainability and long-term economic development, Sinarmas is involving the community in the management of conservation areas within its concessions. Work on this has begun at PT Kartika Prima Cipta … Continue reading “Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts”

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20Nov

A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja

This blog first appeared on scottpoynton.com – 20 November 2015 Golden Agri Resources’ Jesslyne Widjaja brings honesty, transparency and a clear vision for the palm oil industry. Scott Poynton caught up with her recently in Singapore to … Continue reading “A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja”

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20Oct

A Firefighter, A Hero – Meet Sukri Tarigan

Sukri Tarigan, originally from Medan, has been working as a firefighter with the Emergency Response Team at PT Agro Lestari Mandiri (West Kalimantan) for three years. At 50, he continues to be a dedicated team member. … Continue reading “A Firefighter, A Hero – Meet Sukri Tarigan”

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13Oct

Our firefighting efforts in the News: Firefighting Preparation

Di Balik Cerita Kebakaran Lahan PT Agrolestari Mandiri (bagian tiga-selesai) suarapemred.co.id – 8 Oktober 2015 Siagakan Kanal dan Embung Suara Pemred melihat langsung bagaimana kesigapan dan kesiapan PT Agrolestari Mandiri, menghadapi kebakaran lahan. Kawasan perusahaan … Continue reading “Our firefighting efforts in the News: Firefighting Preparation”

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