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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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25Jan

Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event

On 7 December 2017, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held its third annual SMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) themed “Ensuring Traceability and Responsible Employment in Palm Oil Industry”, in Pullman Jakarta. Aimed at … Continue reading “Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event”

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16Jan

Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017

“As a leading agribusiness sustainability is ultimately at the heart of our business. It’s not a choice, it is a business imperative. To be able to continue to grow oil palms in the various rural … Continue reading “Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017”

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28Nov

Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective

This speech was presented by Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources, at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore on 23 November 2017. Having engaged with many of the delegates present … Continue reading “Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective”

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10Nov

Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?

Tackling smallholder issues is central to the sustainable transformation of the palm oil industry. Palm oil production is a key livelihood for 2.5 million farmers and their communities. The industry as a whole provides direct … Continue reading “Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?”

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3Nov

Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?

Our fire-free programme, Desa Makmur Peduli Api (previously known as Desa Siaga Api) works with communities and indigenous groups living in fire-prone areas to minimise incidences of forest fires and haze through both short and long-term measures. Our … Continue reading “Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?”

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17Oct

The biofuel controversy

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to … Continue reading “The biofuel controversy”

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3Oct

Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme

The Alternative Livelihood Programme (now known as the Integrated Ecological Farming Programme), introduced by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2016, teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices without using intensive chemicals and fire for land clearing. In addition, … Continue reading “Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme”

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