Sustainability Report

Webinar on the Highlights of the SR2017

We published our first sustainability report in 2011. In line with UN SDG 12 which encourages companies to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle, we have progressively continued to update how we report and engage with our stakeholders in an open and transparent manner.

We believe that multi-stakeholder collaboration is the best way of achieving solutions for sustainable palm oil production. Through our sustainability reporting, we hope to provide stakeholders with a better understanding of our approach to sustainability and our progress in meeting our sustainability commitments.

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) Sustainability Reports are guided by international best practice. We are currently reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Reporting Guidelines.


We are committed to working towards the full assurance of the information presented in our sustainability report. For SR2015, we have taken the step to have the calculation of our GHG emissions for our subsidiary in Indonesia, PT SMART Tbk (SMART), independently verified by EY.

View the GHG Verification Statement.

Our Commitment to United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact  is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals.

GAR, through its subsidiary SMART has subscribed to the UN Global Compact principles since 2006. In 2018, GAR became a signatory, signifying our continuing commitment.

We progressively incorporate the ten principles as well as align ourselves with the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the way we do business. This, together with our commitments to responsible palm oil production and human rights contained in the GSEP, helps make us a better corporate citizen. As an active participant of the UN Global Compact, our Sustainability Reports serve as our Communication on Progress (COP) to the UN Global Compact.

Download SR 2017