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20Nov

A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja

This blog first appeared on scottpoynton.com – 20 November 2015 Golden Agri Resources’ Jesslyne Widjaja brings honesty, transparency and a clear vision for the palm oil industry. Scott Poynton caught up with her recently in Singapore to … Continue reading “A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja”

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16Nov

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) today launches a Peat Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project in one of the company’s concessions in West Kalimantan. This will help to develop fire prevention measures and commits the company to the long term protection of the area. ... Continue reading

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23Jul

Response to Global Witness Report on Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is aware of the Global Witness Report concerning Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL). Both our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and the Social and Community Engagement Policy (SCEP) apply to all plantations that GAR owns, manages or invests in regardless of the stake. ... Continue reading

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27May

GAR introduces upgrade to its on-line dashboard

Golden Agri‐Resources (GAR) has introduced an upgrade to its on‐line sustainability dashboard. The dashboard was originally launched in May last year, and was developed in partnership with The Forest Trust (TFT). ... Continue reading

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16Apr

Response to press release by NGOs issued on 15 April 2015

In response to a press release by NGOs on 15 April 2015 titled: “Briefing to banks and potential investors on the ongoing risks and outstanding social conflicts in the palm oil agribusiness sector: Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) Bond Offering,” GAR reiterates that we remain committed to complying with the RSPO Principles and Criteria and with the national laws and regulations. ... Continue reading

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22Dec

Response to Greenpeace Report, “Golden Agri Resources – A Progress Report”

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is aware of challenges in the implementation of our pioneering Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which was launched in 2011. As part of our policy, we have set aside around 30,000 hectares of potential high carbon stock forests in Indonesia for conservation. ... Continue reading

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13Nov

Response to Greenpeace Press Release

We thank Greenpeace for their feedback as published in their press releaseon 13 November 2014 titled "Palm Oil Giant GAR Needs to Step Up Efforts on Social, Environmental Commitments". ... Continue reading

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23Oct

Response to Complaint from Forest Peoples Programme

We have received a complaint from Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) on the recent New Planting Procedure (NPP) submissions by GAR and our subsidiary PT SMART Tbk (SMART) to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We take the complaint seriously and are currently investigating the matter. ... Continue reading

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23Sep

Golden Agri Declares Strong Commitment to the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit 2014

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) declares its continuing strong commitment to forest protection at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit New York taking place today, by participating in the New York Declaration on Forests. ... Continue reading

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