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APRIL's Unprecedented 1-for-1 Conservation Commitment

As founder and chairman of RGE Group, one of the world’s leading producers of materials such as palm oil, forestry products, and other commodities, Indonesian entrepreneur Sukanto Tanoto works to ensure that his companies meet a high standard of corporate social responsibility. Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), an RGE firm that produces close to 3 million tons of pulp annually, as well as fiber and paper products from its mill in Sumatra’s Riau Province, focuses on sustainable environmental stewardship and is committed to its unprecedented 1-for-1 conservation plan.

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Sateri Wins Asian Excellence Recognition Award 2014

Sateri Wins "4th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2014 
Best Investor Relations Company (China)" from Corporate Governance Asia

Sateri Holdings Limited, one of the biggest producers of cellulose in the world, has been awarded the "4th Asia Excellence Recognition Awards 2014, Best Investor Relations Company (China)" from Corporate Governance Asia. This is the third consecutive year that Sateri has won this award, recognizing Sateri’s proven record in investor relations and corporate governance.

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Entrepreneur Sukanto Tanoto gives scholarships to NUS medical students

Successful entrepreneur and pioneer of a group of manufacturing companies, Mr Sukanto Tanoto, established the Tanoto Scholarship Fund through an endowed gift by the Tanoto Foundation to help needy undergraduate medical students with their tuition fees to pursue their education in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. In the words of Mr Sukanto Tanoto and his wife, Mrs Tinah Bingei Tanoto, “all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential…Making a difference in people’s lives is, perhaps, the most satisfying thing one can do.”

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Asian Agri Commits to a Strong Policy on Sustainable Sourcing of Palm Oil

Asian Agri has strengthened its commitment to responsible sourcing for its supply chain, by implementing a policy that requires Asian Agri's independent smallholders and third-party palm oil suppliers to provide legal documentation of its Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) sources. This will ensure that the company's FFB supply comes from legal sources – preventing encroachment of natural forest and protected areas, stopping illegal cultivation activities, and establishing a sustainable supply chain.

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Woodfibre LNG, British Columbia sign deal on natural gas export

Woodfibre LNG, backed by entrepreneur Sukanto Tanoto, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the province of British Columbia in the proposed Woodfibre liquefaction and export facility located near Squamish, 70 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. The LOI includes the commitment by the province to formalize its new two-tier tax on LNG export terminals by Nov 30 and Woodfibre LNG expects to complete a project-development agreement with the government by the end of the year.

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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.