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12Jan

GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground

As we kick off 2017 it is traditional to predict likely trends, make commitments and set some goals for the new year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year on the global political stage.  At … Continue reading “GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground”

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27Dec

ISPO Certification – Helping the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Become More Sustainable

Earlier this month, we achieved another important milestone –  our company has received the highest number of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificates in the country. With two of our business units, PT Sinar Kencana … Continue reading “ISPO Certification – Helping the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Become More Sustainable”

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15Dec

Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry

Since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals nearly a year ago, we in the corporate sector have been hearing more and more about the 17 SDGs which range from eradicating poverty to tackling … Continue reading “Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry”

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9Dec

Meet the people who’re helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain – Part 2

GAR’s supplier support team is made up of a diverse set of individuals –their different backgrounds and expertise provide a great resource for our suppliers. Previously, I introduced you to two members of the team … Continue reading “Meet the people who’re helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain – Part 2”

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6Dec

Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives

We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the industry must include making smallholders’ … Continue reading “Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives”

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25Oct

Levelling the playing field for independent farmers

It generally surprises people who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian palm oil industry to learn that it is not dominated by a handful of big companies. Instead, some two million smallholders own over 40 percent … Continue reading “Levelling the playing field for independent farmers”

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10Oct

Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders

In Part One of “Postcards from the Field”, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clarie Ng, takes a trip to Libo, Riau and meets some  plasma farmers.    My journey begins with a one-and-a-half-hour flight … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders”

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30Sep

In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain

Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about third party suppliers who continue … Continue reading “In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain”

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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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