GAR Sustainability Dashboard

Sustainability is an integral part of our business. Because we understand that being a sustainable palm oil company requires a consistent and holistic approach, in 2015 we combined our Forest Conservation, Social and Community Engagement and Yield Improvement policies into a single GAR Social and Environment Policy known as GSEP.

  • 500,000 ha
    Planted Area
  • 79%
  • 2.51 m T
    Palm production
  • 46
    Mills Owned
  • 29
  • 424
    Supplier mills
  • 100 %
    Traceability to the Mill
  • 78 %
    Traceability to the Plantation
    for GAR's palm supply chain
    (GAR & 3rd-party mills)

Conservation and biodiversity

72,000 ha
of conservation area (HCS & HCV)

100 orangutans
released since 2011

Community engagement and partnership

85 villages
taking part in participatory mapping

13 villages
in protection-production partnership

GAR Sustainability Milestones

  1. GAR achieves TTP milestone

    Dec 2017

    GAR-owned mills complete full Traceability to the Plantation

  2. GAR debuts on DJSI

    Sep 2017

    GAR debuts on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – included in DJSI Asia-Pacific based on its corporate sustainability achievements

  3. Breakthrough in yield improvement

    Apr 2017

    GAR launches two super high-yielding non-GMO clonal seeds – Eka 1 & Eka 2 – capable of potentially producing 10/tonnes/ha/year of CPO

  4. GAR expands fire-free programme into Desa Makmur Peduli Api

    Jan 2017

    GAR expands fire-free programme - Desa Makmur Peduli Api focuses on fire prevention, conservation and food security

  5. Deepening engagement with suppliers

    Apr 2016

    GAR rolls out Traceability to Plantation Plan – mapping of supply chain to the origin – GAR mills to complete by end 2017 and external suppliers by end 2020

  6. Working with community to prevent fire

    Feb 2016

    GAR launches Desa Siaga Api – collaborative support and training programme with local communities to help them stay fire-free

  7. Knowing our suppliers

    Dec 2015

    GAR achieves full Traceability to the Mill – 100 percent mapping of supply chain to the mill – key to knowing and helping suppliers become more responsible

  8. Community Conservation Partnerships

    Nov 2015

    GAR begins protection-production partnership consultations with communities to achieve practical forest conservation

  9. Peat rehabilitation

    Nov 2015

    GAR launches peat rehabilitation project covering over 2000ha in aftermath of 2015 fire season

  10. Updated policy

    Sep 2015

    GAR updates and publishes roadmap on sustainability in the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

  11. HCS Approach Toolkit

    Apr 2015

    GAR together with HCS Approach Steering Group publish toolkit to help other companies implement HCS

  12. Participatory mapping initiative

    Mar 2015

    GAR rolls our Participatory Mapping as part of Free, Prior and Informed Consent process

  13. International commitment

    Sep 2014

    GAR endorses New York Declaration on Forests

  14. Boosting transparency

    May 2014

    GAR launches Sustainability Dashboard to report on sustainability progress

  15. Supply chain inclusion

    Feb 2014

    GAR extends scope of sustainability policies to cover downstream operations and supply chain

  16. High Carbon Stock Approach pilot

    Mar 2013

    GAR and SMART roll out HCS Approach pilot project

  17. Yield Improvement Policy

    Feb 2012

    GAR and SMART launch Yield Improvement Policy (YIP) focusing on R&D to boost yields and productivity

  18. Social Policy

    Nov 2011

    GAR launches Social and Community Engagement Policy (SCEP) to complement FCP

  19. Sustainability reporting

    May 2011

    GAR publishes first Sustainability Report in accordance with GRI Reporting guidelines

  20. RSPO membership

    Apr 2011

    GAR joins RSPO

  21. Forest Conservation Policy

    Feb 2011

    GAR launches pioneering Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) – the first in the palm oil sector

  22. Peat policy

    Feb 2010

    GAR adopts no development on peat policy

  23. RSPO membership

    Jan 2005

    GAR subsidiary PT SMART joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

  24. Zero Burning Policy

    Jul 1997

    GAR becomes first Indonesian palm oil producer to adopt Zero Burning Policy to tackle regional haze pollution

The GSEP is the roadmap guiding us on our sustainability journey we share with our employees, smallholders, suppliers, and customers as we work together to realise GAR's vision of a sustainable palm oil industry