Updates

RGE Companies Re-affirm Commitment to Sustainability

Under the leadership and guiding philosophy of Sukanto Tanoto, all the companies within RGE operate in a manner which is “good for the community, good for the country and good for the company”. As such, each company operates on the basis of sustainability and high social and environmental responsibility in every sector and operation, as seen in the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp & Paper Sustainability Framework. The key commitments include no deforestation, proactive support of local communities, responsible management of peatlands.

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Sukanto Tanoto Shared about his Entrepreneurship Journey with Wharton Students

As part of the Wharton Global Modular Course : Sustainable Growth in ASEAN:  Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia that took place from 25 to 31 May 2015, the undergraduates, MBAs, and executive MBA students from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania had the opportunity to learn from prominent business leaders working in the region, and RGE founder & chairman, Sukanto Tanoto, is one of them.

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Food Security discussed at the Tropical Landscapes Summit

The Tropical Landscapes Summit 2015, hosted by the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 27 to 28 April. This conference enabled key stakeholders to explore and engage in various plenary discussions that lead to climate change mitigation initiatives. RGE Vice-Chairman, Bey Soo Khiang, spoke at the plenary session on “The Challenge of Food Security for All”.

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Higher Palm Oil Harvest from New Generation Seedlings

The re-planting season for many smallholders’ aging oil palms has commenced. Oil palms have an average productive life span of about 25 to 30 years, and start producing fruit bunches 3 years after planting. Guided by the philosophy of the founder, Sukanto Tanoto, to operate in a manner that is good for the community, good for the country and good for the company, Apical and Asian Agri will be assisting the smallholders to upgrade their agronomic practices and provide new generation seedlings for replanting.

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APRIL Speaks on Maritime Connectivity at the Asian-African Business Summit 2015

The Asian-African Business Summit organized by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) as part of the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference 2015, was officially opened by President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, on 21 April 2015 at the Jakarta Convention Centre. Tony Wenas, Managing Director of PT. Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper, the operating unit of APRIL Group, participated in the Business Dialogue Session on Maritime at the summit.

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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.