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Environmental Education Outreach Programs to Schools in China

Sukanto Tanoto strongly believes that a company can only be successful if it is a responsible corporate citizen. Guided by his principle that business should be conducted in a manner that is good for the community, good for the country and good for the company, each of the businesses in RGE takes its corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously. One of the CSR activities in China is to enhance the environmental awareness of students through the "Little Electricity Generator" and “Little Paper Maker” outreach programs.

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APRIL Participates in Roundtable Discussion and Public Exhibition in Singapore

On 6 November 2014, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) convened the SIIA's Haze Roundtable titled "Beyond Awareness: Growing Ground-up Initiatives" where over 40 academics, corporate and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) representatives from Indonesia and Malaysia gathered in Singapore to discuss solutions to the ongoing issue of haze.

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Asia Symbol – Realising the Dreams of Students

Asia Symbol’s "Realize Your Dreams" first graduation ceremony was held on 5 November 2014 at the premises of Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp Co., Ltd. The “Realise Your Dreams” program was launched in 2011 to provide under-privileged students free university education and employment upon graduation. This program is an initiative of RGE Chairman, Mr Sukanto Tanoto, who is passionate about creating greater educational opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Sateri to be repositioned as a leading global pure-play specialty cellulose company

29 October 2014 – Sateri announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its viscose staple fiber (“VSF”) business in China. Upon completion of the transaction, Sateri will be a leading global pure-play dissolving wood pulp producer. It will focus on further strengthening its dissolving wood pulp business, particularly in the specialty grade segment.

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Partnership between companies and smallholders in agri business contributes to national economy

Development of agri business in Indonesia is still being challenged by the low welfare of smallholders, even when these smallholders are the front liners of the industry who contribute to the country’s national income. One of the ways to increase smallholders’ welfare is to develop a partnership between them and the companies, which has been done by the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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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.