Singapore, 18 August 2022 – Golden-Agri Resources (GAR), one of the world’s largest seed-to-shelf agribusiness, was honoured with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Creative Department of the Year category at the 19th Annual International Business Awards® (IBA).
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards programme. All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2022 IBAs received entries from organisations in 67 nations and territories.
GAR was recognised among more than 3,700 nominations from organisations of all sizes and virtually every industry in a wide range of categories for this year’s Stevie Awards.
“We are humbled by this recognition,” said Karen Teh, Vice President of Strategic Communications & Branding. “This award is a testament to our incredibly talented team’s dedication and hard work, who continuously pursue excellence and develop creative solutions to build GAR’s differentiated brand identity as a responsible palm oil producer. We strive to be best-in-class with forward-looking approaches to creating, engaging, educating, and building campaigns that impact our business and the communities in which we operate.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July.
Judges were impressed with the projects submitted and described the Branding & Production team at GAR as a “professional team with high quality of work”. They highlighted the team’s refreshing direction in bringing new ideas and concepts to a traditional industry such as palm oil. Furthermore, the team was commended for its well-designed and effective campaigns targeting a diverse audience across multiple channels, languages, and narratives.
“Being recognised as among the best and receiving such a prestigious award places an even greater responsibility on us. We will continue to tell the story of palm’s sustainability transformation and the people driving that change in innovative and unexpected ways,” said Anita Neville, Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer. “I am proud of the team’s dedication, commitment and excellence in creatively conveying the power of palm.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About Golden Agri-Resources Ltd.
GAR is a leading palm oil plantation company in Indonesia with a total planted area of 537,720 hectares (including plasma smallholders) as of 30 June 2022. It has integrated operations focused on the technology-driven production and distribution of an extensive portfolio of palm-based products.
Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 and has a market capitalisation of US$2.3 billion as of 30 June 2022. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.56 percent stake. In addition, GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk, which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.
As an integrated agribusiness, GAR delivers an efficient end-to-end supply chain, from responsible production to global delivery. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting oil palm trees; the processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening, biodiesel and oleo-chemicals; as well as merchandising palm products globally. GAR’s products are delivered to a diversified customer base in approximately 100 countries through its global distribution network with shipping and logistics capabilities, destination marketing, on-shore refining and ex-tank operations. GAR also has complementary businesses such as soybean-based products in China, sunflower-based products in India, and sugar businesses.
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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.