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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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25Feb

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of decline of many important insects … Continue reading “Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations”

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29Jan

Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist

I am what you would expect from a university student who chose to dedicate her tertiary education to geography. I marvel at the beauty of the environment we live in every day and swear to … Continue reading “Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist”

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11Jan

Zero waste of the palm oil fruit

Oil palm plants are so productive, every part of it can be used such that nothing is wasted. Even the by-products of palm oil production and processing can be turned into something useful – like … Continue reading “Zero waste of the palm oil fruit”

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18Sep

Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

When you picture an oil palm plantation, what comes to mind? Rows and rows of leafy oil palm trees? How about the reddish orange palm fruit being harvested for its oil? Or maybe it’s the … Continue reading “Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA”

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24Jul

A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR

“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the facts, talk to us and … Continue reading “A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR”

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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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7Aug

Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan

Land clearing using fire by independent farmers and individuals is still prevalent in many parts of Kalimantan. In order to reduce the number and intensity of fires in the areas in which we operate, Golden … Continue reading “Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan”

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27Jul

Sustainability reporting can help GAR become a world-class company

Sustainability reporting is still relatively new to us here in Asia. In Singapore, only a handful of listed companies – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) being one of them – publish Sustainability Reports regularly. It’s been viewed … Continue reading “Sustainability reporting can help GAR become a world-class company”

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