Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, continued its long-standing commitment towards creating sustainable and traceable palm oil supply lines when it recently hosted the Apical Shared Value Programme in Medan. Signaling robust interest, this year’s edition saw a total of 38 participants, up from 33 last year. Participants comprised business owners, commercial heads, and leaders in sustainability.

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The workshop allowed Apical and its suppliers to engage in a dialogue on industry best practices, sustainability and traceability. Participants attended talks by various industry experts, from organisations such as The Forest Trust (TFT), IDH, SETARA Jambi, SGS Indonesia, Proforest, and Daemeter.

Throughout the event, a wide-range of topics were covered, including market trends, challenges and solutions, good practices, and practical knowledge in sustainable and traceable palm oil production.

"The Shared Value Programme represents an example of Apical’s commitment to constructively engage and support suppliers in the collective journey towards sustainable and traceable production. This is inline with Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto's philosophy that RGE's businesses must be Good for the Community, Good for the Country, Good for the Climate, Good for the Customer, and Good for the Company," said Bremen Yong, Apical's General Manager of Sustainability.

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Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.