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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 … Read More “Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies”

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17Oct

Since 2016, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food along with Sinar Mas Forestry (SMF) have been working closely with Canada-based MacDonald & Detweiler Associates (MDA) in monitoring deforestation through a Forest Alert Service (FAS) using the … Read More “A business trip to Canada: On a mission to understand deforestation monitoring technology while promoting Indonesia’s palm oil industry”

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10Oct

Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy

This article was originally published on medium.com on 8 October 2018. In a recent interview, Oil World Executive Director Thomas Mielke called for major palm oil producers to work together and send the message that palm oil … Read More “Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy”

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3Oct

Sinar Mas Oleochemical – 25 years of serving global oleochemical demand

A month into working for Sinar Mas Oleochemical, I was asked to help in organising of one of its biggest milestones – the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations. It was a great opportunity for me to … Read More “Sinar Mas Oleochemical – 25 years of serving global oleochemical demand”

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21Sep

Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

When you picture an oil palm plantation, what comes to mind? Rows and rows of leafy oil palm trees? How about the reddish orange palm fruit being harvested for its oil? Or maybe it’s the … Read More “Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA”

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21Sep

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 … Read More “Palm oil’s role in feeding the world”

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5Sep

SMART SPOT Pekanbaru: Traceability as the entry to sustainable palm oil production

In May this year, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held the SMART Sustainable Palm Oil Training (SPOT) training programme aimed at its suppliers in Pekanbaru. This year’s theme was “Implementation of Traceability, Waste Management and … Read More “SMART SPOT Pekanbaru: Traceability as the entry to sustainable palm oil production”

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31Aug

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 … Read More “Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey”

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21Aug

SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan

Human rights in the workforce is one of the issues frequently associated with the oil palm industry. Although the larger industry players have put in place labour policies and ensure strict protection of human rights … Read More “SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan”

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