Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is building a fully traceable and transparent supply chain to provide sustainable integrated agribusiness solutions to customers. To achieve this we are working with our suppliers to learn more about them and to help them adopt better, more sustainable practices in their own businesses. GAR believes investing in engagement and education of our supply chain is essential if the palm oil industry is to adopt and strengthen responsible practices.
We operate several downstream operations which process oil from our own mills and plantations as well as third-party suppliers. Over 400 supplier mills supply crude palm oil and palm kernel material to our downstream facilities, and they are carefully reviewed to ensure compliance with our GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) in their practices.
Supplier visits enable us to build a complete picture of our suppliers’ current practices, and what help they need to address the gaps between their current practices and GAR’s GSEP requirements.
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Novianti Mandasari, Environmental Engineer, 25 years old, Riau “Almost 70 percent of oil palm fresh fruit bunches becomes waste once crude palm oil (CPO) is extracted. We are referring to waste such as fibres … Read More "Engineering a sustainable future"
At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), we grow around 10 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) on more than 480,000 hectares of land every year. Getting the first phase of planting and growing a palm oil … Read More "How oil palm is grown"
Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m usually the first to learn … Read More "Working towards bumper harvests sustainably"
Erman Muhammad Ali, Shopkeeper at Rumbai Market, 48 years old, Riau While Indonesia produces enough food to meet the needs of its 250 million people, access and distribution vary greatly. Half the population lives … Read More "Accessing nutrition"
An estimated two million smallholders in Indonesia own over 40 percent of palm oil estates in the country. We believe that reaching out to this section of the industry is vital for improving their welfare … Read More "Palm oil smallholders talk about traceability"
Meet Pak Jondris Pakpahan, a palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) broker from Kandis Village, in central Sumatra. He collects and buys FFB from many different palm oil farmers which he then sells to the … Read More "Vlog : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience"
Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare of planted oil palm per … Read More "Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience"
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)"
In his keynote speech during the supplier workshop organized by PT SMART in March 2016, Bayu Krisnamurthi President Director of Indonesia Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit) called on suppliers to be catalysts in transforming … Read More "Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry"