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21Oct

Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification

In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the ISPO certification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil), a certification scheme that contains a set of mandatory government regulations regarding social, operational and environmental practices for Indonesian … Continue reading “Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification”

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14Oct

ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?

One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates is owned by smallholders, yet … Continue reading “ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?”

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3Oct

Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil

Recently, WWF released their latest scorecard on Palm Oil – this tracks how well big brand companies are keeping to their commitments to use sustainable palm oil in their products. WWF checked 137 companies in … Continue reading “Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil”

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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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21Sep

Meet the people helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain

Over the last few months we’ve been blogging about GAR’s work with its suppliers to achieve a more resilient and sustainable supply chain. We’ve talked to suppliers, FFB brokers and small farmers to get their … Continue reading “Meet the people helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain”

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16Sep

Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report

In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including the launch of participatory conservation … Continue reading “Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report”

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13Sep

Video: Reaching out to smallholders through our Traceability to Plantation project

An estimated two million smallholders in Indonesia own over 40 percent of palm oil estates in the country. We believe that reaching out to this section of the industry is vital for improving their welfare … Continue reading “Video: Reaching out to smallholders through our Traceability to Plantation project”

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2Sep

ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Palm oil is an essential contributor to the Indonesian economy and rural livelihoods in particular. But it has also faced increasing international scrutiny over its sustainability. In 2009, the Indonesian government created a national sustainability … Continue reading “ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia”

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13Jun

We are among top ASEAN plantation companies from ESG viewpoint

Not too long ago, I wrote about how financial services firm Morgan Stanley had signalled to investors that GAR shares deserved higher valuation based on our progress and performance in sustainability matters. Morgan Stanley has … Continue reading “We are among top ASEAN plantation companies from ESG viewpoint”

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