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Author: Bambang Chriswanto

6Dec

PT SMART’s PROPER Green Awards shows our commitment to environmental protection and responsibility

Environmental protection has become a top global concern. When Indonesia experienced fire and haze in 2015, the national disaster quickly became an international issue. The Indonesian government is fully aware of the importance of dealing … Read More “PT SMART’s PROPER Green Awards shows our commitment to environmental protection and responsibility”

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6Dec

Innovation and technology improving palm oil smallholders lives

We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the industry must include making smallholders’ … Read More “Innovation and technology improving palm oil smallholders lives”

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11Nov

Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire – Part 2

Many farmers believe that preparing land for cultivation without using fire requires a lot of money for heavy machinery. But through GAR’s Home Garden Project, we helped the Nanga Bian sub-village successfully cultivate garden plots … Read More “Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire – Part 2”

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1Nov

Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire

As the end of the dry season draws near, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the haze has not returned with the same ferocity as last year. But the memory of the 2015 … Read More “Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire”

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21Oct

VLOG: GAR/PT SMART’s Suppliers’ views on ISPO Certification

Getting sustainable palm oil certification is seen as one of the avenues to improve standards in the industry and gain more market access. In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the Indonesian Sustainable … Read More “VLOG: GAR/PT SMART’s 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 … Read More “ISPO Certification – What’s in it for Palm Oil Smallholders?”

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9Sep

Keeping up with the latest developments in Indonesia’s agribusiness sector is a must if you dream of being the next successful generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the country. One of the country’s most … Read More “Inspiring Indonesia’s future business leaders with the latest trends and cutting-edge technology at the SMART Biotech Centre”

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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 … Read More “ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia”

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6Apr

PT SMART organises a supplier engagement workshop for more than 80 suppliers

Sustainability within our supply chain is a shared commitment – our suppliers help us achieve our sustainability goals, and we help them drive sustainability into their processes and practices. We are aiming to raise the … Read More “PT SMART organises a supplier engagement workshop for more than 80 suppliers”

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