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27Sep

Sinar Mas Oleochemical – 25 years of serving global oleochemical demand

A month into working for Sinar Mas Oleochemical, I was asked to help in organising of one of its biggest milestones – the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations. It was a great opportunity for me to … Continue reading “Sinar Mas Oleochemical – 25 years of serving global oleochemical demand”

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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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12Dec

Postcards from the field: The journey from oil palm plantation to oleochemical plant in Riau

Six months after joining Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, I had the chance to visit the company’s oil palm plantation in Libo, Riau as part of an official media tour to launch the company’s new … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: The journey from oil palm plantation to oleochemical plant in Riau”

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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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22Aug

Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?

Gender equality in agriculture has become a widely-contested topic recently, and here in the palm oil industry, where employment in the plantations has long been male-dominated, there is a range of gender-related concerns being brought … Continue reading “Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?”

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26May

Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains

By: Eleanor Radford, Senior Coordinator, Events, ISEAL Alliance At the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in Jakarta, Indonesia, businesses and producers heard how sustainability standards can be a tool to tackle the challenges of declining natural … Continue reading “Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains”

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25May

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as the palm oil industry. Given … Continue reading “Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture”

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31Mar

Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017

Price Outlook Conference (POC) held annually in Kuala Lumpur is where the entire palm oil industry decamps for a week of discussions about future price outlooks, and increasingly sustainability. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a regular … Continue reading “Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017”

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29Mar

RBF2017: Smallholders are key to improving food and nutrition security

Supporting smallholders is essential if we are to achieve food and nutrition security within the ASEAN region – that was one of the key messages from Responsible Business Forum (RBF) Jakarta held earlier this month. … Continue reading “RBF2017: Smallholders are key to improving food and nutrition security”

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