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30Nov

Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil

At the end of her field trip, Clairie reflects on what she has learnt We wrapped up our visit to the methane capture facility. Pak Gotz and I had separate flights to catch. I left … Continue reading “Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil”

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25Nov

RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building

Earlier this month I joined some 700 people at the 14th RSPO Roundtable, a four-day conference bringing together growers, traders, brands, retailers, civil society organisations and others engaged with the world’s most established sustainable palm … Continue reading “RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building”

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22Nov

Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action

In this installment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie spends her last day visiting a methane capture facility Tired after all the scientific adventures at SMARTRI, we were once again back in the car going … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action”

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18Nov

Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2

In this instalment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie continues her tour of SMARTRI and learns more about research projects that help boost palm oil productivity  After looking at the CO2 equipment, we went on … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2”

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27Oct

Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats

In the second instalment of Postcards from the Field, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clairie Ng, continues her journey of discovery on a palm oil estate in Riau, and shares her experience with the … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats”

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7Oct

The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on

We’ve just passed the one-year mark since we launched our updated and enhanced sustainability policy, the GSEP, and it’s a good time to take a look at what’s been happening since. The GSEP is the … Continue reading “The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on”

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26Sep

Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil

In response to the devastating fires and haze last year, the Government of Indonesia imposed a moratorium on new palm oil development earlier this year. Many have welcomed this development seeing it as necessary to … Continue reading “Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil”

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5Sep

Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships are absolutely key for GAR to move forward on our sustainability journey. You can read all about this in our latest Sustainability Report 2015 which is based on the theme “Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – … Continue reading “Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”

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29Aug

2015 Sustainability Report: Tracking our sustainability progress

It’s taken months of preparation and the collaboration of many colleagues and departments within GAR/PT SMART to produce our 2015 Sustainability Report which covers events in 2014 and 2015. Finally with the report going live, … Continue reading “2015 Sustainability Report: Tracking our sustainability progress”

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