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25Jun

Reigniting community interest in farming

We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that shapes their perception of the … Continue reading “Reigniting community interest in farming”

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17May

SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true

“I hope you can be an assistant in the plantation, I’m praying for you to be an assistant, my son.” Bambang was born in Rantauprapat on 11 July, 1988, and was raised in a modest … Continue reading “SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Continue reading “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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21Nov

Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan

Being socially responsible is an important aspect of our work, and through our long-standing partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia, our employees engage in various types of community work. At our refinery in Tarahan, … Continue reading “Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan”

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18Sep

Palm oil’s role in feeding the world

Food security is a pressing global issue, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation reporting that over 815 million people are chronically undernourished. Palm oil, as an SDG commodity, plays a huge role in feeding the … Continue reading “Palm oil’s role in feeding the world”

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6Jul

Goat breeding programme benefits villages in Siak region

Over the years, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has initiated several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Siak region such as: free medical treatment (in cooperation with Tzu Chi Foundation), free writing supplies, college and … Continue reading “Goat breeding programme benefits villages in Siak region”

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27Jun

Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey

This article was originally published on medium.com on 25 June 2018. When I am asked what is the biggest challenge in implementing sustainable production practice in the palm oil sector my answer is: changing human … Continue reading “Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey”

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29Mar

The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability

The world just commemorated a flurry of environmentally themed days – World Wildlife Day, World Water Day, International Day of Forests and most recently, Earth Hour. I’ve always wondered why these days all happen around … Continue reading “The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability”

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6Mar

Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain

In today’s interconnected world, companies are judged not just on their performance but are expected to bear responsibility for their supply chain. It is not enough for a company to show that it is operating … Continue reading “Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain”

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