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22Nov

Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment

With Iceland’s recent ad (initially created by Greenpeace) about Rangtan, an orangutan seeking refuge in a little girl’s home, hundreds and thousands of celebrities, influencers and everyday consumers have been eager to make their stand … Read More “Boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving the environment”

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20Nov

Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia

This article was originally published on medium.com on 13 November 2018.  In recent years, Indonesia has been making gradual progress in improving the accessibility of education to young children in Indonesia. According to UNESCO, Indonesia’s literacy rate is … Read More “Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia”

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12Nov

How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production

As the industrial sector that contributes most significantly to Indonesia’s economy, the palm oil industry must be able to carry out its operations incorporating environmental sustainability. Zero waste management, is a concept that is promoted … Read More “How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production”

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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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