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From Seedling to Paper: APRIL hosts visitors from GCNS and Yale-NUS

APRIL is renown amongst customers and suppliers as one of the world’s leading pulp and paper players—one that leverages on technology and innovation to continually improve its operations. What most consumers rarely see, however, is the process by which trees are cultivated from seedlings to paper, the entire spectrum of community development programmes that APRIL provides to its workforce, their families, and the villages surrounding its operations. On a bright and breezy June morning, a group of volunteers and youths from the Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and Yale-NUS got to see just that and more, when they visited Pangkalan Kerinci, the heart of APRIL’s operations in Riau, Indonesia.  

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Talented RGE Employees Capture Business Philosophy Through the Lens

In this issue of Inside RGE, we feature the talented RGE employees who have so aptly captured the 4Cs--Good for Community, Good for Country, Good for Climate, Good for Company--in a 2016 photo contest that saw some 500 entries from RGE's global workforce around the world. The winning submissions are proudly featured in the 2017 RGE desktop calendar.

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Into Its Third Year, APRIL's Fire-Free Village Programme Receives Plaudits and Support

APRIL, one of the world's most technologically advanced pulp and paper manufacturer, deepened its commitment to fire-prevention at the launch of the third edition of the Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP) on May 16, 2017, in preparaion for the upcoming dry season.

Marking the ocassion at the Pelawalan Airstrip in Riau were the Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei and APRIL director Rudi Fajar.

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Sustainable Progress, Progress for Sustainability: Marking the Second Anniversary of the RGE Sustainability Framework

RGE and its business groups have for 50 years strived to become more sustainable; it was to honour this endeavour via the RGE Forestry, Fibre, Pulp, and Paper Sustainability Framework launched in 2015. Since then, the framework has been adopted and adapted in every aspect of its operations. Two years on, the framework remains at the heart of all that RGE does. Here’s a look back at the progress made in the past 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.