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APRIL Group Investing in New Technology for Third Paper Mill Facility

Faced with increasing demand for top-quality digital-ready fine papers, APRIL Group is building its third paper mill facility in Pangkalan Kerinci site in Riau Province in Indonesia. The APRIL Group, founded by well-known Indonesian entrepreneur, Sukanto Tanoto, started its pulp and paper business in 1993 with the first plantation and mill established in Kerinci. It is now one of the largest and most technologically advanced pulp and paper producers in the world, and its paper products are exported to 75 countries all over the world.

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Sukanto Tanoto’s VSF investment in Jiangxi Province

On 17 June 2015, Sateri, the viscose staple fibre (VSF) business unit of the RGE Group, signed an agreement to invest RMB 11 billion in China’s Jiangxi province. RGE Chairman, Sukanto Tanoto, together with Party Secretary of Jiangxi Province Qiang Wei, Party Secretary of Jiujiang City Yin Mei Gen witnessed the signing ceremony in Singapore, during the Chinese delegation’s  China-Singapore Trade Cooperation trip.

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Belinda Tanoto speaks on Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Indonesia

Channel NewsAsia Perspectives recently telecast a discussion on “inequality in Asia” on 10 June 2015. As a member on the Board of Trustees of Tanoto Foundation, Belinda Tanoto participated in the panel discussion hosted by veteran international journalist, Teymoor Nabili. She shared her views on the importance of collaboration between various stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government and private sector to alleviate poverty.

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Asia Symbol is on GoldenBee CSR China Honour Roll

The "2014 GoldenBee Corporate Social Responsibility China Honour Roll", introduced by China WTO Tribune – a monthly magazine supervised by the Ministry of Commerce, was unveiled in Beijing, China on 4-5 June 2015. Asia Symbol was given a “GoldenBee Growing Enterprises Award” at the 10th China International Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This is indeed an accolade attributable to its founder, Sukanto Tanoto’s philosophy of good business is about what’s good for the community, country and company - only then will it be sustainable.

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Indonesia’s First PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Certification Awarded to APRIL Group

The first Sustainable Forest Management certification from Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for an Indonesian forestry company was awarded to APRIL Group on 8 June 2015. APRIL Group’s manufacturing operations are already PEFC Chain-of-Custody certified, meaning it is now PEFC certified end-to-end throughout its supply chain.

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Sukanto Tanoto Website

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.