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18Dec

Our top five moments in 2018

Each year has its ups and downs, and for many, those new year resolutions made in January seem far away now that we’re in December. As we prepare for 2019 here at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), … Continue reading “Our top five moments in 2018”

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26Nov

Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia

The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang was a significant milestone for Indonesia. Having a reputation for its haze, the fact that the event was taking place from 18 August to 2 September, right … Continue reading “Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia”

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21Nov

Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment

With Iceland’s recent ad (initially created by Greenpeace) about Rangtan, an orangutan seeking refuge in a little girl’s home, hundreds and thousands of celebrities, influencers and everyday consumers have been eager to make their stand … Continue reading “Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment”

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1Nov

How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production

As the industrial sector that contributes most significantly to Indonesia’s economy, the palm oil industry must be able to carry out its operations incorporating environmental sustainability. Zero waste management, is a concept that is promoted … Continue reading “How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production”

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4Sep

Quick facts about the GAR Sustainability Report

Every year, GAR publishes a Sustainability Report which contains information on how the company is doing in fulfilling its commitments on responsible palm oil. Here are some interesting facts about it. ... Continue reading

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27Jun

Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey

This article was originally published on medium.com on 25 June 2018. When I am asked what is the biggest challenge in implementing sustainable production practice in the palm oil sector my answer is: changing human … Continue reading “Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey”

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22May

Insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations: Pests and their predators

This post was originally written by Amy Eycott, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Insect Ecology Group of University of Cambridge, and published on the website of the BEFTA programme. It has been modified slightly … Continue reading “Insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations: Pests and their predators”

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29Mar

The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability

The world just commemorated a flurry of environmentally themed days – World Wildlife Day, World Water Day, International Day of Forests and most recently, Earth Hour. I’ve always wondered why these days all happen around … Continue reading “The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability”

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6Mar

Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain

In today’s interconnected world, companies are judged not just on their performance but are expected to bear responsibility for their supply chain. It is not enough for a company to show that it is operating … Continue reading “Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain”

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