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30Jun

Video : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience

Meet Pak Jondris Pakpahan, a palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) broker from Kandis Village, in central Sumatra. He collects and buys FFB from many different palm oil farmers which he then sells to the … Continue reading “Video : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience”

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27Jun

How to workout after a long day at work

Took a little time off from work to participate in the GAR Transport Week activity as part of the ongoing World Environment Day (WED) internal campaign on sustainability in our daily lives. We all use … Continue reading “How to workout after a long day at work”

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24Jun

Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Continue reading “Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology”

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20Jun

How to reduce food waste

Last week, as part of the ongoing World Environment Day campaign on sustainability in our daily lives, GAR staff in Singapore were offered a chance to attend a cooking demonstration by local chef Micah Lim. … Continue reading “How to reduce food waste”

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16Jun

Engaging employees in our sustainability initiatives

Since World Environment Day on 5 June, GAR has been running a sustainability campaign with our Singapore-based staff to help them learn more about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy or GSEP, the roadmap for … Continue reading “Engaging employees in our sustainability initiatives”

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13Jun

We are among top ASEAN plantation companies from ESG viewpoint

Not too long ago, I wrote about how financial services firm Morgan Stanley had signalled to investors that GAR shares deserved higher valuation based on our progress and performance in sustainability matters. Morgan Stanley has … Continue reading “We are among top ASEAN plantation companies from ESG viewpoint”

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9Jun

The GSEP and other sustainability journey milestones

Last week, in the run-up to the World Environment Day (WED), I wrote about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) and our sustainability commitments which centre around four main pillars: Environmental Management; Social and … Continue reading “The GSEP and other sustainability journey milestones”

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6Jun

Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience

Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare of planted oil palm per … Continue reading “Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience”

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2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Continue reading “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

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