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24Jul

A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR

“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the facts, talk to us and … Read More “A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR”

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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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9Feb

Promoting decent work on palm oil plantations in Indonesia

Promoting ethical work conditions in our supply chain is part of Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) commitment towards responsible employment. To enhance labour compliance and working conditions, we are collaborating with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to … Read More “Promoting decent work on palm oil plantations in Indonesia”

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25Jan

Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event

On 7 December 2017, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held its third annual SMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) themed “Ensuring Traceability and Responsible Employment in Palm Oil Industry, in Pullman Jakarta. Aimed at … Read More “Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event”

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12Dec

Postcards from the field: The journey from oil palm plantation to oleochemical plant in Riau

Six months after joining Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, I had the chance to visit the company’s oil palm plantation in Libo, Riau as part of an official media tour to launch the company’s new … Read More “Postcards from the field: The journey from oil palm plantation to oleochemical plant in Riau”

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3Oct

Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme

The Alternative Livelihood Programme, introduced by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2016, teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices without using intensive chemicals and fire for land clearing. In addition, to improve food self-sufficiency, the programme helps these … Read More “Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme”

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2Sep

How it works: Fire reporting

The annual dry season in Indonesia takes place between the months of August and October. During this period, the risk of land and forest fires often increase, resulting in haze. There is a gamut of … Read More “How it works: Fire reporting”

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23Aug

Bridging gaps between palm oil stakeholders and the media through Sustainable Palm Oil Master Class

 “Palm oil is a blessing for Indonesia – we are blessed with fertile natural resources, adequate rainfall and sunshine.” Susanto Yang, CEO Sinar Mas Plantation VII, West Kalimantan. According to Badan Pengelola Dana Perkebunan Kelapa … Read More “Bridging gaps between palm oil stakeholders and the media through Sustainable Palm Oil Master Class”

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11Aug

Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning

Regular visitors of this blog know we work closely with local communities and villages to implement sustainability practices and conserve forests. Why is this so? If Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) owns the land or is given … Read More “Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning”

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