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7Jul

A Sustainability Report with some very special employee contributions

It’s that time of the year again when I heave a sigh of relief as the Sustainability Report (SR) is put to bed and published. Normally, the SR contains a plethora of data and updates … Read More “A Sustainability Report with some very special employee contributions”

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4Jun

Encouraging communities to fight forest and land fires through Indonesian music

Who doesn’t enjoy music? You may remember Bintang Kecil’ (the Indonesian version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars, my favourite childhood lullaby) sung by mothers. For me, it was more than 25 years ago, yet I … Read More “Encouraging communities to fight forest and land fires through Indonesian music”

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30Nov

Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked

I work as a social media specialist at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), and it has been just under a year since I stepped into the fascinating world of palm oil. On the one hand, the industry … Read More “Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked”

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1Oct

Tips to keep children engaged: what we learnt teaching them about forest and land fire prevention

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our teams are working hard to ensure educational efforts on forest and land fire prevention keep going strong. We conducted virtual workshop sessions to help teachers in Indonesia learn the … Read More “Tips to keep children engaged: what we learnt teaching them about forest and land fire prevention”

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29Sep

In photos: Fire-fighting training around our concessions

Rapid on-the-ground response is crucial in ensuring forest fires do not spread uncontrollably. While we have teams of specialised firefighters, we believe in the value of educating communities so that they are equipped with the … Read More “In photos: Fire-fighting training around our concessions”

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9Sep

Margarine vs. butter: Which is better for the environment?

Picture this: it is a typical morning. You wake up and follow your standard routine of booting up your computer for work. While waiting, you prepare a simple breakfast – a cup of hot coffee … Read More “Margarine vs. butter: Which is better for the environment?”

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30Jul

The delicate science behind managing peatlands

Peatlands are a unique ecosystem formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged and acidic conditions over thousands of years. They store tremendous amounts of carbon in their soil and … Read More “The delicate science behind managing peatlands”

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24Jul

7 things you need to know about the forest fires and haze in South East Asia

The return of the annual dry season in Indonesia sees an increase in news reporting on haze and hotspots. For many, the knee-jerk reaction might still be, “Oh, the palm oil companies must be causing … Read More “7 things you need to know about the forest fires and haze in South East Asia”

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3Jun

Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free

Deforestation trends in Indonesia are changing. Studies show deforestation from large-scale plantations is declining, but deforestation from small-scale agriculture is on the rise. Götz Martin, Head of Sustainability Implementation at GAR, discusses this shift, and … Read More “Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free”

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