Editor's Note: This post is a guest blog, contributed by Rachel Ann Kenyon. Rachel is a 20 year old, who most recently helped out with the GCNS Youth Forum. Rachel is currently a second year student at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
On a breezy Monday morning, a small team of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) volunteers had took a 40-minute flight to the Indonesian island of Riau to visit Pangkalan Kerinci to learn more about the sustainability efforts of APRIL and how companies could help to build and empower the local community. Fresh out of the recent GCNS Youth Forum that had professionals in the field of corporate sustainability sharing how youths could be empowered to effect a change within their companies, some of the participants were presented the prized opportunity to visit one of the leading firms in sustainable operations.