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Author: Lim Shu Ling

13Mar

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of decline of many important insects … Read More “Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations”

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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 … Read More “Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain”

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16Sep

VLOG: Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – Highlights of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015

In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including the launch of participatory conservation … Read More “VLOG: Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – Highlights of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015”

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24Jun

Standing prepared to tackle forest fires through community outreach, technology and trained personnel

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Read More “Standing prepared to tackle forest fires through community outreach, technology and trained personnel”

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2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Read More “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

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31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Read More “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

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26May

Peat fires are a primary cause of the haze which last year blanketed huge areas of Indonesia as well as neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Preventing forest fires and haze in Indonesia requires a multi-faceted … Read More “Preventing Indonesian forest fires in the long term: an update on PT SMART’s Peat Eco-system Rehabilitation Project in West Kalimantan”

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3May

Desa Siaga Api: Finding long-term solutions for forest fires in Indonesia

With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia. To do this effectively involves … Read More “Desa Siaga Api: Finding long-term solutions for forest fires in Indonesia”

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26Apr

Creating a Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Next Chapter

GAR is taking another step forward in mapping its supply chain by announcing a time-bound plan to achieve traceability all the way to the plantation – at the end of 2020, we aim to know … Read More “Creating a Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Next Chapter”

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