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28Dec

Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019

After reflecting on our 2018 achievements, GAR looks forward to continuing our sustainability implementation efforts in the new year. What does 2019 hold in store for the palm oil industry? Here are five trends we … Continue reading “Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019”

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18Dec

Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) customer Neste, a Finnish energy company, invited GAR to share our experience on the topic of ‘Women at work and Gender Diversity’ during a workshop for their suppliers. I attended the event … Continue reading “Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness”

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17Oct

Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies

Against the background of issues surrounding decent work conditions in the palm oil sector, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have been collaborating to improve labour conditions with various stakeholders … Continue reading “Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies”

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9Feb

Promoting decent work on palm oil plantations in Indonesia

Promoting ethical work conditions in our supply chain is part of Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) commitment towards responsible employment. To enhance labour compliance and working conditions, we are collaborating with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to … Continue reading “Promoting decent work on palm oil plantations in Indonesia”

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25Jan

Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event

On 7 December 2017, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held its third annual SMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) themed “Ensuring Traceability and Responsible Employment in Palm Oil Industry”, in Pullman Jakarta. Aimed at … Continue reading “Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event”

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2Sep

How it works: Fire reporting

The annual dry season in Indonesia takes place between the months of August and October. During this period, the risk of land and forest fires often increase, resulting in haze. There is a gamut of … Continue reading “How it works: Fire reporting”

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22Aug

Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?

Gender equality in agriculture has become a widely-contested topic recently, and here in the palm oil industry, where employment in the plantations has long been male-dominated, there is a range of gender-related concerns being brought … Continue reading “Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?”

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16Jul

Creating a safer, healthier workplace

Eka Syamsiah Hidayah Nasution, Environment, Health, Fire & Safety Inspector, 26 years old, Jakarta “Even one incident is one too many. I want to minimise the risks further, even eliminate them altogether.” This is Eka’s … Continue reading “Creating a safer, healthier workplace”

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29Jun

Enforcing fair labour practices in the palm oil industry

A decade ago, the palm oil industry faced challenges on deforestation. Today, labour has been brought into similar light for the industry as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) report widespread abuses of human rights in palm oil … Continue reading “Enforcing fair labour practices in the palm oil industry”

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