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Promoting Sustainability Through Environmental Protection and Community Enhancement - Asian Agri To Sign Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge

24 September 2014 - Asian Agri is reinforcing its commitment towards responsible and sustainable palm oil production by signing the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge along with three other major palm oil producers and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). The pledge signing is expected to be witnessed by Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the side of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in New York this week.

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Apical Backs New York Declaration On Forests

24 September 2014 - Apical, as a processor and trader of palm oil, is committed to ensuring sustainability in its entire supply chain, from cultivation to consumption.

This commitment is reinforced and manifested through its support for the New York Declaration on Forests announced at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014. The declaration is an international, multi-sector commitment to safeguard the world’s forests and to help tackle climate change.

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APRIL Encourages Sustainable Forestry Practices

Sukanto Tanoto, the Indonesian businessman and philanthropist who founded and now heads the RGE Group of natural resources manufacturing companies, puts great emphasis on practices that foster conservation. One of the companies under the RGE umbrella, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), is among the world’s foremost producers of paper products, fiber, and wood pulp. In fact, the largest pulp and paper mill currently operating worldwide is the APRIL facility in Riau Province on the island of Sumatra.

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2014 RGE National Drawing Contest on Environmental Protection - Our Environment-Friendly Behavior

On June 18, 2014, Our Environment-Friendly Behavior – 2014 RGE National Drawing Contest on Environmental Protection for Primary and Secondary School Students was officially launched in Beijing. This contest is hosted by the Center for Environmental Education & Communications of Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, and co-organized by Youth.cn and RGE.

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Sateri Focuses on Viscose Staple Fiber and Specialty Pulp Segments

In the announcement of the unaudited results for the six months ended June 2014, Sateri Holdings Limited reported increased revenue despite declining product prices, as operations were ramped-up at the new viscose staple fiber (VSF) plant in Fujian, China, which commenced production in December 2013. With three of the four production lines of the new Fujian VSF plant now in operation, Sateri is now focused on two products – VSF and specialty-grade dissolving wood pulp (DWP), thereby reducing exposure to market price fluctuations in the rayon-grade DWP market.

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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.