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Celebrating our employees’ resilience as GAR turns 25

Sep 22 • 3 minute read
We are living in an unprecedented time in history. As Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) turns 25, everyone around the world is still grappling with the ongoing global pandemic and it continues...

GAR’s response to the article “Palm Oil Giant’s Industry-Beating ESG Score Hides Razed Forests”

Sep 16 • 3 minute read
16 September 2021 In the article published by Bloomberg regarding its own ESG ratings of Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the authors claim that Bloomberg’s high ESG ratings protects bad actors. GAR...

The science behind a sustainable agribusiness

Sep 16 • 3 minute read
Palm oil is found in many products, from cookies and bread to lipsticks and soaps. The presence of this controversial product in many everyday products is believed to negatively affect...

What is biofuel? Definition & pros and cons

Aug 30 • 3 minute read
Biofuel, also referred to as biomass, is energy converted from organic matter from plants or animals. The two most commonly used types of biofuel are ethanol and biodiesel. Ethanol is...

5 blogs to read to know about palm oil

Aug 25 • less than 1 minute read

In Photos: Releasing orangutans back to the forest

Aug 25 • 5 minute read
Orangutans are extraordinary and endangered. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) works on orangutan conservation with our long-term partner Orangutan Foundation International (OFI). Over the last decade, we have supported the rehabilitation and...

Golden Agri-Resources performance continues to strengthen in first half 2021

Aug 13 • 4 minute read
Net profit for the first half 2021 increased to US$153 million whilst EBITDA1 more than doubled to US$523 million First half 2021 palm product output recovered strongly by 31 percent...

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Sep 10 • less than 1 minute read
Hi i’m sticky ribbon Functions SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI) Improve field agricultural and environmental sustainability practices such as maximising seed yield potential SMART Biotechnology Centre Research on oil palm tree...

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) rebrands its animal feed supplements as ‘GoNutri’ in Spain

Jul 07 • 3 minute read
GoNutri’s rebranding marks a new chapter in GAR’s animal feed business in Spain as it seeks to deliver value directly to farmers and producers, helping them improve yields and health...

Custom Backgrounds

Jul 02 • 1 minute read
Change your Zoom background on the desktop app In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings. On the menu to the left, click...

A Sustainability Report with some very special employee contributions

Aug 19 • 4 minute read
It’s that time of the year again when I heave a sigh of relief as the Sustainability Report (SR) is put to bed and published. Normally, the SR contains a...

Working as one to persevere: GAR’s latest Sustainability Report highlights the company’s commitment to responsible practices in the midst of a global pandemic

Jun 29 • 3 minute read
June 30 2021 Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) latest Sustainability Report entitled Working as One: Driven by the Power to Persevere highlights GAR’s determination to continue implementing responsible practices as outlined in...

SR2020 Download Form

Jul 07 • less than 1 minute read
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In photos: Fresh fruit bunch (FFB) transportation in peatlands

Aug 25 • 4 minute read
Did you know that in palm oil processing, transportation is one of the most important aspects to manage? Delays in the admission of FFBs to a palm oil mill will...

Golden Agri-Resources records a robust quarterly performance in early 2021

May 17 • 4 minute read
EBITDA1 for the first three months more than doubled year-on-year to US$232 million, as CPO market prices continued to rise First quarter 2021 palm product output improved significantly by 32...

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May 11 • less than 1 minute read
Download Download Download Change your Zoom background on the desktop app In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings. On the menu to...

How it works: Oil palm trees replanting programme

Jun 02 • 5 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been at the forefront of Indonesia’s Smallholders Replanting Programme (PSR), which replaces old, unproductive oil palm trees with new ones. Sounds straightforward? Well, not quite. The...

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Apr 19 • less than 1 minute read
Long-tailed parakeet Psittacula longicauda Location: Sungai Cantung Estate (SCNE), Region Kalimantan Selatan 2 Status based on IUCN Red List: Near threatened (NT) Status based on the Republic of Indonesia… 阅读更多...

Golden Agri-Resources launches a new, informative, and user-friendly website

Apr 17 • 3 minute read
Singapore, 16 April 2021 – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has launched a website with a modern and dynamic look at www.goldenagri.com.sg. This update aims at helping users find information through easy-to-use...

Ensuring Free, Prior, and Informed Consent processes in replanting

Jun 09 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is at the forefront of Indonesia’s nationwide initiative to replant ageing oil palm trees. But, implementing the Smallholders Replanting Programme is so much more than just providing...

Investor Presentations

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
GAR adopts a robust investor relations policy to promote regular, effective and fair communication with shareholders. Building A Resilient Business Innovation and Sustainability. Download our Investor presentation document here or...

Annual Reports

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
GAR adopts a robust investor relations policy to promote regular, effective and fair communication with shareholders. Building A Resilient Business Innovation and Sustainability. Download our latest Annual Report or find...

Quarterly Reports

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
季度报告 2021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102009200820072006 标题 查看 下载 Half Year 2021 Financial Statement and Dividend Announcement Performance Update – First Quarter 2021 Full Year 2020 Financial Statement and Dividend Announcement Performance Update –...

Golden Agri-Resources Leverages R&D to Draw on Palm Oil’s Health Benefits

May 03 • 3 minute read
Jakarta, 17 March 2021 – The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in consumer concerns about food safety and nutrition. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s largest...

A day in the life of a palm oil mill manager in Papua

Jun 16 • 4 minute read
Robiduan Damanik or Pak Robi, is a Mill Manager at the Kasuari Mill owned by Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food in Papua. He has been at Kasuari for more than...

An update on our Extraordinary Everyday women

Jun 16 • 4 minute read
Four years ago, we featured several of GAR’s employees in our Extraordinary Everyday campaign, aimed at showcasing the people behind responsible palm oil production. Among these people were four women...

Golden Agri-Resources concluded a challenging 2020 with a strong quarter

Mar 24 • 4 minute read
Second half EBITDA reached US$480 million, an increase of 154% from the previous semester, resulting in full year EBITDA of US$669 million. Better performance contributed by CPO price appreciation and...

GAR acknowledges HCSA decision, intensifies support towards GVL GSEP compliance

Feb 17 • 1 minute read
GAR acknowledges the recent High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) decision on a complaint for HCS clearance and infringement of HCSA social requirements by Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), which GAR is...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with meals full of love

May 12 • 2 minute read
There are so many ways to express love for those we care about. There are five love languages that humans commonly practice: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of...

Golden Agri-Resources is FTSE4Good index constituent for third year

Jan 28 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has retained its position as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index for the third consecutive year. GAR’s ESG rating is 3.3 out of 5. The FTSE4Good Index...

FAQ

Apr 06 • less than 1 minute read
What are vegetable oils? Vegetable oils are oils derived from plant sources. Examples are palm oil, corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, coconut oil and palm kernel oil. What are...

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Jan 20 • less than 1 minute read

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Golden Agri-Resources Provides Sustainable Food Supply amid COVID-19

Jan 08 • 3 minute read
INDONESIA, 7 January 2021 – COVID-19’s impact continues to be felt, especially among vulnerable parts of in rural Indonesia where food security and income generation have been put at risk...

Golden Agri-Resources announces new leadership team to deliver added-value over the next decade

Mar 03 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s leading integrated palm-based agribusinesses, announced a new executive leadership team, with Tony Kettinger’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Kettinger joins GAR from...

Shareholder Meetings

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Shareholder meetings 28 April 2021 | Annual Meeting Resolutions: Adoption of Audited Financial Statements and Reports for the year ended 31 December 2020 Declaration of final dividend of S$0.0048 per...

Contact Us

Aug 09 • less than 1 minute read
Send us a message Please complete this form to contact our specialist teams. Name Topics Business/Sales Enquiry – AsiaBusiness/Sales Enquiry – EuropeBusiness/Sales Enquiry – IberiaBusiness/Sales Enquiry – OleochemicalsBusiness/Sales Enquiry –...

Internships

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Discover your passion Interested in Agronomy? Trading? Product design? Biotechnology? We’ve got you covered. As one of the world’s leading seed-to-shelf agribusinesses, our internships will give you great insight into...

Scholarships

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Pursue your passions We believe education is essential to drive social transformation and deliver a sustainable future. Education can lift families out of poverty and uplift entire communities. We’ve certainly...

Graduates & Professionals

Jul 30 • 1 minute read
Join us in our mission to feed and fuel the world, sustainably From overseeing our approximately 500,000 hectares of sustainably managed plantations, to innovating in our three state-of-the-art R&D institutions,...

Work with Us

Jul 23 • 1 minute read
Make a difference The global population is growing rapidly. That population is going to demand more food, more fuel, more resources; and it needs them to be produced in a...

FAQs for Suppliers

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Frequently Asked Questions Interested in being our supplier but need more information? Explore the FAQs below. For all suppliers How can I become a supplier for GAR/Sinar Mas Agribusiness and...

Support for Palm Suppliers

Aug 04 • 3 minute read
Helping suppliers achieve more, sustainably Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) sources crude palm oil and palm kernel oil for our downstream operations from our own mills as well as over 400 third-party...

Prospective Suppliers

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Become our supplier Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) procures a wide a range of goods and services from suppliers. All suppliers, their employees and subcontractors must follow the Supplier Code of Conduct and...

Suppliers

Jul 23 • less than 1 minute read
A responsible, transparent supply chain As an integrated seed-to-shelf agribusiness, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) works with thousands of suppliers who provide us with different services. These range from supplying us fresh...

Analyst Coverage

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
分析师覆盖 事务所 分析师 UOB Kay Hian Leow Huey Chuen 电子邮件: [email protected] CITI Patrick Yau 电子邮件: [email protected] RHB Hoe Lee Leng 电子邮件: [email protected] Note: Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) is followed by...

SGX Filings

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
SGX 文件 202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007 日期 标题 查看 下载 13 Aug 2021 Announcement Pursuant to Rule 706A of the SGX Listing Manual 13 Aug 2021 Mandatory Cash Dividend/Distribution 13 Aug 2021 Interim...

Financial Highlights, Reports & Presentations

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Financial highlights

Dividend

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Dividend policy The Company’s dividend policy is to distribute up to 30 percent of its underlying profit. Underlying profit is described as net profit attributable to owners of the Company,...

Shareholder Information

Aug 04 • 1 minute read
Ownership structure Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) operates under an independent shareholding structure. The Widjaja Family Master Trust(2) holds just over 50 percent of shares through Flambo International Ltd and the remaining...

Investors

Sep 03 • 1 minute read
Company profile Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange since 1999, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a leading seed-to-shelf agribusiness, producing an extensive portfolio of palm-based products with efficient end-to-end supply chain,...

Meet Our Experts

Aug 09 • less than 1 minute read
Meet our experts Meet our experts Experience and expertise inform every step of our business, from seed-to-shelf. Hear from our technical experts and leaders in the fields of agronomy, sustainability,...

Publications

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
Reports and publications Browse Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) library of publications, from in-depth reports to at-a-glance infographics covering our business and products, the palm oil industry, sustainability and conservation, as well as...

Gallery

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
Gallery Browse Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) library of images, all available to download for editorial purposes. Any GAR multimedia content that is used, reproduced, and or electronically modified, whether in hardcopy...

Blogs

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Hear from our people, discover their stories, and delve deeper into the palm oil industry. Learn about Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) products and innovations, our sustainability efforts, and community engagement programmes.

Press Releases

Aug 04 • less than 1 minute read
Press releases & latest news Read the latest press releases from Golden Agri-Resources (GAR). 202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007

News & Events

Jul 23 • less than 1 minute read
Latest happenings at GAR Explore our latest news and events, press releases, and multimedia content about our people, business, innovations. Keep up-to-date with Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) sustainability efforts and the...

Food & Nutrition Innovation

Aug 05 • 2 minute read
Championing healthier global diets Consumers are becoming increasingly health-conscious. In recent years there have been world-wide calls for humanity to adopt more plant-based diets, which in most cases, is better...

Shipping & Logistics

Aug 05 • 1 minute read
From our plantations to the world Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) integrated shipping and logistics capabilities enables us to ship our products world-wide. We ship about 4.5million metric tonnes of cargo to...

Sugar

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
Sugar storage and distribution Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) trades, stores and delivers white sugar to customers worldwide. With our expertise in trade and operations, coupled with an efficient supply chain model,...

Seeds

Aug 09 • 2 minute read
Sowing the seeds of a sustainable future The quality of the seeds is the most critical factor in maximising palm oil yields. Oil palms with high yield are not only...

Biofuel

Aug 09 • 1 minute read
Powering a sustainable future Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) produces biofuel from responsibly sourced crude palm oil (CPO). We operate two biofuel plants – one near Jakarta and another in South Kalimantan...

Oleochemicals

Aug 05 • 2 minute read
Palm-derived oleochemicals, a sustainable and versatile alternative Oleochemical products are derived from naturally occurring fats and oils from vegetable and animal sources. Oleochemicals are present in hundreds of daily household...

Food Services

Aug 09 • 2 minute read
Commercial edible oils, bakery & specialty fats Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) comprehensive range of high-quality, versatile edible oils, bakery products, and specialty fats cater to the diverse needs of the food...

Indonesia

Aug 09 • less than 1 minute read
Our products in Indonesia In Indonesia, our range of margarines, shortening, sauces, and beverages are staples in homes and the top choice in food services industries. We produce trans-fat free...

India

Aug 09 • less than 1 minute read
Our products in India Through our subsidiary, GEF Limited, we sell our packaged edible oils under the ‘Freedom’ and ‘First Klass’ brands. GEF Limited sells its products to household consumers,...

China

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
Our products in China In China, our snack and instant noodle brands are household names synonymous with convenience and taste. Embracing the growing wellness movement, GAR has launched nutrition-focused product...

Consumer Products

Aug 09 • 1 minute read
Trusted for generations, enjoyed by millions Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) owns more than 30 leading consumer brands. Our branded products include household names such as Hua Feng instant noodles in China,...

Products & Services

Jul 23 • 1 minute read
Feeding the world. Fuelling the future. Sustainably. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a global leader in the production, processing, packaging, and merchandising of palm and other vegetable oil products including oleochemicals,...

Sustainability Report

Aug 09 • 3 minute read
Sustainability Report 2020 Our Sustainability Reports are developed in line with international best practice. We report based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Reporting Guidelines (Core Option). Our GRI index can be...

ISPO

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
ISPO certification The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Scheme adopted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture aims to improve the competitiveness of the Indonesian palm oil on the global market, as...

ISCC

Aug 05 • less than 1 minute read
ISCC certification The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) aims to establish an internationally oriented, practical and transparent system for the certification of biomass and bioenergy. ISCC is oriented towards...

RSPO

Aug 20 • less than 1 minute read
RSPO certification The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) objective is to promote the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and multistakeholder governance. Our...

Sustainability Palm Oil Certification

Aug 06 • less than 1 minute read
At the forefront of industry best practices Industry certification is part of Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR’s) ongoing commitment to responsible palm oil production. We work closely with nationally and internationally recognised...

Responsible Production

Aug 09 • 6 minute read
Reducing our operational footprint Sustainably produced palm oil requires ambitious commitments on many fronts. In addition to our conservation efforts, Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) is also committed to reducing the environmental...

Grievance List & Reports

Aug 06 • 2 minute read
Grievance reports We investigate grievances raised and conduct site visits as part of GAR’s commitment to ensuring responsible practices throughout our supply chain. These visits serve to assess and verify...

Grievance Handling

Aug 06 • 1 minute read
Handling grievances GAR values the input of all stakeholders in helping achieve the aims of our sustainability policies. We operate a transparent and accountable system where stakeholders can inform us...

Supplier Assessment

Aug 06 • 1 minute read
Engagement, assessment, and training Our supplier assessments give us baseline information on suppliers’ compliance with our sustainability commitments. They are a vital part of GAR’s supply chain transformation efforts. Supplier...

After a crazy 2020, what can we expect in 2021?

Jan 07 • 4 minute read
After the black swan event aka the global pandemic of 2020, most of us are looking forward to saying an emphatic goodbye to one of the most tumultuous years in...

Golden Agri-Resources improves its score in study on Children’s Rights

Dec 24 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has again been ranked as an Achiever in Global Child Forum’s latest Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights Benchmark study of 250 of the largest companies in Southeast...

Supply Chain Map

Aug 06 • less than 1 minute read
Supply chain transparency Below is a map of our downstream facilities (refineries, kernel crushing plants, bulking stations) and GAR-owned mills in Indonesia. Click on the locations to learn more about...

Palm Supply Chain Traceability & Transformation

Aug 09 • 3 minute read
The need for transformation in the palm supply chain The palm supply chain is complex, ranging from large scale producers like ourselves to family farms and independent mills. Across the...

Pursuing dreams and supporting family made possible by a scholarship

Dec 24 • 3 minute read
Dedy working at the plantation. Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been running scholarship programmes to help Indonesians go further in life and eventually be able to fulfil their dreams....

Responsible Sourcing

Aug 06 • 2 minute read
Sustainability starts at the source Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) recognises we must source our raw materials (both palm and non-palm) from responsible suppliers who follow the same high standards of production...

Human Rights & Labour

Aug 06 • 3 minute read
Championing human and labour rights Being an industry leader in responsible operations means being a responsible employer. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) created jobs for over 170,000 people in Indonesia including providing...

Partnerships and Memberships

Aug 10 • 3 minute read
Partnership – cornerstone to achieving goals When palm oil is responsibly farmed, it is an effective way to create jobs and alleviate poverty, and provides opportunities for communities to secure...

Community Engagement

Aug 06 • 2 minute read
Empowering communities The global COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it is critical to ensure farming communities, who form the basis of food supply chains and global food security, are taken...

Climate Change

Aug 06 • 2 minute read
Fighting climate change Climate change may be the biggest challenge of our times. Fighting climate change requires urgent and decisive action. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is committed to reducing the Greenhouse...

Peat Rehabilitation

Aug 06 • 1 minute read
Why we care about peat rehabilitation Peatlands are a type of wetland, formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged conditions. Peatlands are important because they...

Fire & Haze Management

Aug 20 • 2 minute read
Fire and haze management Forest fires and the resulting haze are a perennial concern and have a direct impact on many of our employees and the communities living in and around...

Biodiversity

Aug 25 • 2 minute read
Protecting and promoting biodiversity Indonesia, where we mostly operate, has some of the richest biodiversity on Earth. Indonesia’s tropical forests are home to thousands of species of plants, mammals and birds...

Conservation Management & Monitoring

Aug 09 • 5 minute read
Forest conservation Tropical forests, like those in Indonesia, are some of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. These forests are not only vital to the species (large and small) housed within, but also...

Our Leadership

Aug 10 • less than 1 minute read
Our Leadership Get to know the leaders behind our business Get to know the leaders behind our business. 执行管理董事会 Franky Oesman Widjaja Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rafael Buhay Concepcion...

Our Governance

Aug 06 • 3 minute read
Upholding the highest standards of governance Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is committed to observing high standards of corporate governance, to promote corporate transparency, and to enhance shareholder value. GAR has complied substantively...

Our Achievements

Aug 06 • less than 1 minute read
GAR’s awards and achievements

2020: Making the most of a “horrible” year

Dec 10 • 4 minute read
2020 is undoubtedly going to be remembered as the year that we can’t get over fast enough. Everyone everywhere has been affected by the events of this year. Clearly, some...

Our Business

Jul 30 • 1 minute read
What we do Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a leading palm-based seed-to-shelf agribusiness with a commitment to responsible palm oil production. In Indonesia, GAR’s primary activities include cultivating oil palms, extracting crude...

Our Shared Values

Jul 30 • less than 1 minute read

About Us

Aug 19 • 1 minute read
Who we are Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is one of the world’s largest seed-to-shelf agribusinesses. We grow oil palms with farmers and produce food and fuel for today and for the future...

Homepages

Jul 16 • less than 1 minute read

Waluyo’s story: Finding purpose with the SMART Planters scholarship

Dec 03 • 2 minute read
Recent graduate Waluyo was a recipient of the SMART Planters scholarship programme back in 2016. Originally from Cilacap, Waluyo developed his knowledge at the INSTIPER campus in Yogyakarta, majoring in...

Working for a modern agribusiness

Dec 02 • 3 minute read
What comes to mind when you think about working in a palm oil company? For many, the image might be plantations, trees and rural areas. Well, I work in a...

Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked

Nov 25 • 4 minute read
I work as a social media specialist at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), and it has been just under a year since I stepped into the fascinating world of palm oil. On...

GAR Response to AP reports of abuse against women in the palm oil sector

Mar 03 • 2 minute read
Allegations of sexual harassment and assault in parts of the palm oil industry, as reported by AP, are deeply concerning, according to Golden Agri-Resources (GAR). GAR employs more than 30,000...

Replanting a more productive future

May 27 • 1 minute read
Replanting ageing oil palm trees is a priority in Indonesia. Old trees become less productive, and to maintain or even increase yields to meet the demand for palm oil without...

Minyak sawit – bahan pangan penting untuk memerangi kelaparan global

Aug 25 • 8 minute read
Kelaparan global sedang mengalami peningkatan, dan pandemi COVID-19 pun memperburuk keadaan. Di tengah meningkatnya kasus kekurangan gizi, Program Pangan Dunia PBB (World Food Programme/”WFP”) yang menyediakan bantuan pangan untuk menyelamatkan...

GAR Advisory Regarding the Greenpeace Report “Karhutla Dalam Lima Tahun Terakhir” (Burning Issues: Five Years of Fire) published on 22 October 2020

Oct 23 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) regrets that Greenpeace’s latest report focuses narrowly and solely on the number of fire incidents in Indonesia, and once again neglects real issues, challenges and complexities surrounding...

My food hero

Oct 14 • 4 minute read
The COVID-19 global crisis is forcing us to slow down and reflect on the things we took for granted. Many of us are rekindling our appreciation of something so basic...

When science and field practices go hand-in-hand

May 04 • 3 minute read
The world population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050. That’s a 25 percent increase from the current 7.8 billion in 2020. The average global oil consumption per capita...

New Brazilian sugar subsidiary complements Golden Agri-Resources’ existing palm oil distribution network

Oct 06 • 1 minute read
6 October 2020, Sao Paolo, Brazil:  Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the leading integrated palm oil producers in the world, is enhancing its sugar trading business by incorporating a fully...

Margarine vs. butter: What’s the difference?

Nov 10 • 4 minute read
Margarine and butter – you often use them interchangeably; for spreading on toast, pan-frying eggs, cooking pancakes, baking etc. But do you actually know the difference between the two? If...

Guess the super ingredient you never knew was inside everything from food to beauty products

Sep 29 • 3 minute read
I love visiting the supermarket. What many people view as a weekly chore to stock up on groceries is something I look forward to. Be it to check out new...

Para Guru Mengerahkan Upaya Ekstra Selama COVID-19

Sep 14 • 8 minute read
Mungkin sudah empat atau lima bulan, saya pun tak ingat lagi, sejak pandemi global menerpa Indonesia. Meskipun dunia bisnis perlahan pulih, banyak sekolah yang tetap ditutup. Selama beberapa bulan terakhir,...

Margarine vs. butter: Which is better for the environment?

Mar 18 • 2 minute read
Picture this: it is a typical morning. You wake up and follow your standard routine of booting up your computer for work. While waiting, you prepare a simple breakfast –...

Corporate Statement on RAN’s Latest Report against PT DPL

Aug 26 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is committed to ensure sustainable practices in all of its operations and supply chain. A recent report from RAN alleges that one of our indirect suppliers does...

Golden Agri-Resources’ second quarter 2020 results improved led by demand recovery

Oct 05 • 4 minute read
Gradual improvement in the second quarter 2020 with the easing of lockdown measures in consuming countries First half 2020 EBITDA saw only a slight decline to US$189 million as upstream...

Bersiap menyambut tatanan hidup baru

Aug 12 • 7 minute read
Orang-orang memakai masker, kantor-kantor hanya terisi separuh, dan banyak makanan dibungkus untuk dibawa pulang. Seperti itulah penampakan kehidupan normal sekarang, memasuki bulan kedelapan 2020 yang diwarnai pandemi COVID-19. Pandemi ini...

Staying the course during a global pandemic

Jul 30 • 3 minute read
Every first seven months of the year, I live and breathe sustainability reports. Financial regulators in Singapore and Indonesia set strict deadlines for our Annual and Sustainability Reports. And the...

The delicate science behind managing peatlands

Aug 12 • 5 minute read
Peatlands are a unique ecosystem formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged and acidic conditions over thousands of years. They store tremendous amounts of...

Staying the Course: Golden Agri-Resources’ latest Sustainability Report highlights continued commitment to responsible production

May 25 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) latest Sustainability Report entitled “Staying the Course” details GAR’s commitment to continued implementation of the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP). Published amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

SR2019 Download Form

Jun 29 • less than 1 minute read
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Memberikan edukasi kepada para pemasok mengenai implementasi K3 tambahan selama COVID-19

Jun 25 • 5 minute read
Tim keterlibatan pemasok kami sering mengadakan SMART SPOT (Sustainability Palm Oil Training) dengan mengangkat topik mengenai kemamputelusuran dan konservasi hutan. Namun, adanya dampak COVID-19 yang signifikan terhadap industri kelapa sawit,...

Sustainability Report 2019

Jun 17 • less than 1 minute read

Cara kami menjaga kesinambungan operasional pabrik di China selama pandemi

Jun 29 • 8 minute read
Pandemi COVID-19 yang melanda dunia internasional telah berlangsung selama beberapa bulan. Saat ini, sebagian besar orang sudah mengetahui banyak hal tentang penyakit tersebut. Namun, tidak demikian halnya di awal tahun...

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Mar 17 • less than 1 minute read

Menjaga minyak sawit yang diproduksi secara berkelanjutan tetap di jalur yang benar selama pandemi COVID-19

Jun 03 • 8 minute read
COVID-19 membawa begitu banyak perubahan dalam kehidupan pribadi maupun profesional. Baru-baru ini, saya berkesempatan mengobrol dengan Bu Wahyu Wijayanti, seorang wanita bertutur kata lembut yang jenaka, keibuan, dan memiliki pengetahuan...

Bekerja saat pandemi COVID-19: Tetap produktif hadirkan sawit berkelanjutan (Bagian 2)

May 27 • 7 minute read
Industri pertanian dapat dikatakan cukup konservatif- bahkan sebagian orang menganggapnya kuno. Setelah munculnya pandemi COVID-19, banyak karyawan kami harus beradaptasi dengan perubahan drastis dalam pekerjaan mereka. Bekerja dari Rumah atau...

Bekerja saat pandemi COVID-19: Tetap produktif hadirkan sawit berkelanjutan (Bagian 1)

Aug 05 • 6 minute read
Industri pertanian dapat dikatakan cukup konservatif- bahkan sebagian orang menganggapnya kuno. Setelah munculnya pandemi COVID-19, banyak karyawan kami harus beradaptasi dengan perubahan drastis dalam pekerjaan mereka. Bekerja dari Rumah atau...

Golden Agri-Resources’ integrated business model will provide resiliency in riding through the COVID-19 challenges

May 14 • 4 minute read
Plantation and palm oil mills segment mitigates softer downstream performance in first quarter 2020 that was affected by supply chain disruption  With its strong vertically integrated business model, GAR is...

Upaya Perusahaan dalam Memastikan Kesehatan dan Keselamatan Karyawan pada Pabrik Rungkut

May 18 • 3 minute read
SURABAYA, 11 Mei 2020 PT SMART Tbk berkoordinasi dengan Satuan Tugas (Satgas) Covid-19 Rungkut, Surabaya untuk memastikan kesehatan dan keselamatan pekerja serta masyarakat di sekitar area pabrik Rungkut, Surabaya. Sejak...

Sembilan Tips Menghadapi Ketidakpastian dan Kecemasan

Apr 15 • 10 minute read
Seperti kebanyakan orang lain, saya mulai bekerja dari rumah sejak awal berlakunya masa pembatasan aktivitas (circuit breaker) di Singapura. Sebagai praktisi HR, saya mulai mencari cara untuk membantu rekan kerja...

Memperingati Hari Ibu (Mother’s Day) dengan merayakan para srikandi di lapangan

Apr 15 • 7 minute read
Peringatan Mother’s Day sudah dekat, tetapi bagi saya tahun ini perayaannya berbeda. Untuk pertama kali, saya tidak akan merayakannya bersama Ibu. Saya bekerja di Indonesia, tetapi keluarga saya ada di...

Ketahanan dan dukungan pangan bagi masyarakat di tengah pandemi global

Mar 18 • 7 minute read
Pada awal pandemi COVID-19, kerumunan, antrean panjang, dan rak-rak kosong di supermarket menandai kekhawatiran alami terhadap ketersediaan pangan bagi masyarakat di perkotaan. Kekhawatiran seperti itu dapat dipahami mengingat adanya ancaman...

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Dec 11 • less than 1 minute read
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Perjuangan Melawan COVID-19 Melalui Pembuatan Masker

Mar 18 • 6 minute read
Para relawan sedang menyetrika bahan untuk pembuatan masker kain. COVID-19 yang terjadi saat ini tidak hanya dirasakan masyarakat di tanah air, tetapi warga di seluruh belahan dunia.  Virus yang menyerang...

Stuck at home? Bring joy to your family by cooking delicious and nutritious food

Apr 27 • 1 minute read
Jakarta, 27 April 2020 – Stuck at home due to the Covid-19 restrictions? While we stay home to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our fellow citizens safe, we are...

Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi

Apr 22 • 2 minute read
There is a common misconception that with development and indigenous groups, it is always one or the other. You often hear about conflicts and clashes which cause disruptions to work...

Beradaptasi Pada Situasi Normal Yang Baru Dengan Peduli Pada Diri Sendiri Dan Sesama

Mar 03 • 9 minute read
Saya membaca pesan dari kawan saya yang berprofesi sebagai guru. Salah satu muridnya berkata, “Ibu, anehkah jika aku berpikir bahwa yang terjadi saat ini akan tercatat dalam buku sejarah. Nantinya,...

Ringkasan Tindakan Terhadap COVID-19 dalam Wilayah Operasi Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food di Indonesia

Apr 15 • 9 minute read
Terakhir diperbarui 22 April 2020 Sehubungan dengan penyebaran COVID-19 yang semakin meluas secara global, maka Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food dan anak perusahaannya telah memberikan tanggapannya terhadap hal tersebut. Kebijakan...

100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world

Apr 20 • 4 minute read
In tropical villages, wastewater is typically released untreated into the environment. The result is a health tragedy. Worldwide, about 2,000 children die every day as a result, 370 in Indonesia...

Update statement on new Forest People Programme’s Complaint against Golden Agri-Resources

Mar 03 • 1 minute read
On March 13th 2020, GAR was alerted to a new complaint filed by the Forest People’s Programme (FPP) with the RSPO via a journalist with the Wall Street Journal. See...

Bagaimana minyak sawit menjaga kebersihan kita

May 24 • 4 minute read
Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia (World Health Organisation/WHO) mengingatkan kita bahwa kebersihan diri yang baik sangat penting untuk mencegah meluasnya wabah COVID-19. Masyarakat diajak untuk mencuci tangan secara teratur dan menyeluruh menggunakan...

Sustainability in Rawa Singkil landscape: Transparency efforts in sensitive ecosystems

Mar 26 • 3 minute read
In Indonesia, a country home to dense rainforests and extensive biodiversity, agribusinesses often receive criticism for deforestation, habitat destruction, and monoculture. GAR has been addressing these key issues for many...

Public statement on new Forest People Programme’s Complaint against Golden Agri-Resources

Mar 03 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is preparing to refute allegations in a new complaint to the RSPO filed by the UK NGO, Forest People’s Programme (FPP). GAR was notified of the content...

Bekerja dari rumah – panduan praktik terbaik dari Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food

Apr 22 • 6 minute read
Beberapa minggu terakhir menjadi tantangan bagi kita semua karena penyebaran COVID-19. Dengan adanya peningkatkan penyebaran virus ini secara global, para pelaku bisnis dan pemerintah telah menghimbau masyarakat untuk melakukan social...

How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild

Mar 17 • less than 1 minute read
Ever wondered how orangutans are returned to the wild? Rehabilitating and returning any wild animal back to its natural habitat is a complicated and complex process. Animals that have been...

What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace

Apr 27 • 5 minute read
Equality. The world over, and throughout history, people have fought for it. From the suffragette movement starting in the late 19th century to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th...

Golden Agri-Resources ends 2019 on a high note

May 15 • 4 minute read
Full year EBITDA grew by 22 percent to US$697 million while Underlying Profit achieved at US$272 million Increased contribution from downstream business to EBITDA resulted in stronger yearon- year results...

Creating impact through partnership

Apr 13 • 4 minute read
In South East Asia, 65.8 million people don’t have food security, and 25.8 percent of children under five years are being stunted because of malnutrition and widening income inequalities. These...

Langkah persiapan Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food terkait dengan penyebaran virus COVID-19

Apr 22 • 2 minute read
Sehubungan dengan penyebaran COVID-19 yang semakin meluas, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food menerapkan langkah-langkah pencegahan di tempat kerja untuk menjamin keselamatan dan keamanan seluruh staf kami, serta meminimalisir gangguan virus...

Statement on RAN’s report: Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?

Feb 18 • 2 minute read
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) mentions Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in one of its case studies in the report. However, the cases it refers to are not new and GAR has previously...

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

Jul 30 • 4 minute read
When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities...

How it works: Third party supplier site visits

Feb 10 • 1 minute read
Understanding our suppliers is a vital starting point in getting them to adopt better, more sustainable practices in their own businesses. An effective way to learn about them is through...

Raising the next generation’s awareness of forest and land fires in West Kalimantan through Rumbun and Jungle Friends

Jul 30 • 4 minute read
Ketapang, 1 February 2020 – Golden Agri-Resources launched a children’s book titled Rumbun and Jungle Friends to help teachers educate elementary school students on the importance of preventing forest and...

Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?

Jan 24 • 1 minute read
We may already be one month into 2020, but come end January across the world, over a billion Chinese will be celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of...

Palm oil trends for 2020

Apr 27 • 6 minute read
When the clock strikes twelve on 31 December this year, it will not only signify a new year, but a new decade. With extreme weather occurrences on the rise and...

Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production

Apr 27 • 5 minute read
Looking back at 2019, what do you see? I see a year of progress. Will we hit 100 percent deforestation free supply chain targets in palm oil? No. Have we...

Global Child Forum ranks Golden Agri-Resources an Achiever in Child Rights

Nov 13 • less than 1 minute read
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Latest FOE commentary ignores facts and actions on the ground

Nov 01 • less than 1 minute read
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Palm Oil Industry to Jointly Develop Radar Monitoring Technology to Detect Deforestation

Aug 05 • 6 minute read
Embargoed until October 31 at 9:00PM EDT (Jakarta: November 1 at 8:00AM) World’s largest palm oil producers and buyers, including Bunge, Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Mondelēz International, Musim Mas, Nestlé,...

Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas

Oct 30 • 2 minute read
Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been working with humanitarian aid organisation Tzu Chi in Indonesia for over two decades, to care for and help those in need. To increase...

Supporting villages to protect forests

Aug 12 • 1 minute read
As a responsible producer, GAR wants to ensure that forests and neighbouring villages are well taken care of wherever we operate. This can be tricky sometimes when the villages rely...

Creating responsible palm oil warriors with Ksatria Sawit

Aug 30 • 3 minute read
GAR’s latest supplier support programme, Ksatria Sawit, pairs our supplier mills with agtech company Koltiva, to help us achieve 100 percent Traceability To Plantation (TTP) by 2020. The programme aims...

A different side of GAR in China

Sep 27 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) may be widely known for its agribusiness, particularly in palm oil in Indonesia, but our company also has a diverse business portfolio in China. Having visited plantations...

A profoundly memorable year in palm oil

Aug 27 • 4 minute read
What started as a four-month internship for experience grew into a deeply engaging year-long affair into palm oil, when I decided to extend my internship with Sinar Mas Agribusiness and...

Facts about palm oil washing up on beaches

Apr 27 • 3 minute read
Reports of lumps of palm oil, often called ‘bergs’, washing up on beaches have been in the news. Why do they happen and what causes them? We speak with Bjorn...

Working with the Future Stars Programme in China

Aug 26 • 4 minute read
Have you ever looked forward to leading your own team when joining a company, only to be relegated to training and coursework? To be dismissed as a junior manager-in-training by...

Reigniting community interest in farming

Jun 24 • 3 minute read
We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that...

Latest Greenpeace report ignores progress being made in palm sector

Sep 09 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) believes Greenpeace’s latest press statement, released on 11 June 2019 entitled “50 million hectares destroyed as companies disregard zero deforestation pledge”, fails to give an accurate picture...

Uniting ASEAN in the name of sustainability

May 10 • 5 minute read
Having been exposed to the palm oil industry for nearly half a year during this internship, I have witnessed both sides of the debate on palm oil, and one of...

SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true

May 27 • 3 minute read
“I hope you can be an assistant in the plantation, I’m praying for you to be an assistant, my son.” Bambang was born in Rantauprapat on 11 July, 1988, and...

I am a maker of a sustainable future; I am a teacher

Mar 03 • less than 1 minute read
The palm oil industry is changing. Extraordinary Everyday tells the stories of the people behind responsible palm oil production. The third video of the series is about our teacher, Siti...

Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

May 09 • less than 1 minute read
Dr. Edgar Turner, curator of insects at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology, talks about Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food’s partnership with them on BEFTA – Biodiversity and Ecosystem...

I am a maker of a sustainable future; I am a food technologist

Mar 03 • less than 1 minute read
The palm oil industry is changing. Extraordinary Everyday tells the stories of the people behind responsible palm oil production. The second video of the series is about our food technologist,...

We are the makers of a sustainable future

May 09 • less than 1 minute read
The palm oil industry is changing. This change is being driven by the extraordinary work of everyday people.

Traceability To Plantation is Possible

Apr 15 • less than 1 minute read
GAR and GeoTraceability collaborate using technology to enable independent supplier mills achieve traceability to plantation.

The Journey

Aug 19 • less than 1 minute read
The palm oil industry is changing. Extraordinary Everyday tells the stories of the people behind responsible palm oil production. “The Journey”, the first in the series, introduces farmer, Yatimin, and...

Cooking delicious & healthy food with trans-fat free palm oil

May 08 • less than 1 minute read
Do you know cooking oil & margarine made with palm oil is healthier & tastier? Hear from celebrity chef, Nina Bertha, about why she uses our brands such as Filma...

Harnessing biogas in palm oil production

May 08 • less than 1 minute read
Biogas is a renewable energy that is produced from the breakdown of organic waste, and is a great way to ensure zero waste in palm oil production. GAR operates biogas...

Fire Free Programme (DMPA)

Aug 20 • less than 1 minute read
The human cost was equally high as the fires and haze disrupted daily lives, prevented children from going to school, and worsened respiratory and other ailments. We are focused on...

Productive palm oil through biotechnology

May 03 • 3 minute read
In the palm oil industry, one of the most important things producers look for in oil palm trees is yield. Trees with high yield are not only good for business,...

Sinar Mas Oleochemical – building 25 years of excellence

May 03 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) oleochemical productions facility celebrates its 25-year anniversary, revealing a new brand name Sinar Mas Oleochemical.

Corporate Video

May 03 • less than 1 minute read
We are one of the largest palm oil plantation companies in the world. Our plantations are located in Indonesia and we manage more than 500, 000 hectares of palm oil...

Harnessing biogas in palm oil production

Apr 09 • 2 minute read
Biogas is a renewable energy that is produced from the breakdown of organic waste, and is a great way to ensure zero waste in palm oil production. GAR operates biogas...

How it works: Biodiesel production

May 06 • 1 minute read
Biodiesel is a renewable fuel, typically produced from animal fat or vegetable oil in the form of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), and has long been touted as an eventual...

Response by BAP regarding the decision of the Jakarta Corruption Court

Jun 07 • 1 minute read
16 March 2019 – PT Binasawit Abadipratama acknowledges the findings of the Jakarta Corruption Court in the matter of three executives of PT BAP accused of bribery of government officials....

Response by GAR regarding the decision of the Jakarta Corruption Court

Mar 24 • less than 1 minute read
16 March 2019 – Golden Agri-Resources acknowledges the findings of the Jakarta Corruption Court in the matter of three executives of PT Binasawit Abadipratama accused of bribery of government officials...

draft newsroom

Mar 14 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) latest news, publications, blogs and videos featuring our work and community efforts including coverage of events and collections of related press releases. To keep up-to-date on our...

Dami Mas Sejahtera

Mar 08 • less than 1 minute read

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Feb 25 • 4 minute read
Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of...

Out of the office, into the field

Feb 20 • 3 minute read
Growing up in a city like Singapore and having no exposure to the agricultural industry previously, I had never imagined the growing of oil palm trees and the harvesting of...

B20 biodiesel mandate a lifeline for Indonesia’s palm oil sector

Apr 09 • 2 minute read
In a bid to increase domestic palm oil consumption, the Indonesian government’s usage of biodiesel entered the B20 phase in September 2018. What is B20? B20 refers to a fuel...

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

Feb 13 • 3 minute read
The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping...

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

Mar 03 • 4 minute read
In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing...

Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai

Apr 17 • 3 minute read
The East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan is home to Kutai National Park, a natural orangutan habitat with a well maintained population of this endangered species. The Regency is also...

Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist

Feb 01 • 5 minute read
I am what you would expect from a university student who chose to dedicate her tertiary education to geography. I marvel at the beauty of the environment we live in...

Zero waste of the palm oil fruit

Jan 11 • 1 minute read
Oil palm plants are so productive, every part of it can be used such that nothing is wasted. Even the by-products of palm oil production and processing can be turned...

Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019

Jun 07 • 5 minute read
After reflecting on our 2018 achievements, GAR looks forward to continuing our sustainability implementation efforts in the new year. What does 2019 hold in store for the palm oil industry?...

The importance of peatland: Sustaining our environment and improving livelihoods

Aug 20 • 5 minute read
This article was originally published on medium.com on 19 December 2018.  We often hear references to the environmental importance of peatland to Indonesia’s rainforest, particularly when discussing the topic of palm oil....

Our top five moments in 2018

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
Each year has its ups and downs, and for many, those new year resolutions made in January seem far away now that we’re in December. As we prepare for 2019...

Investing in women in rural communities and agribusiness

Dec 18 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) customer Neste, a Finnish energy company, invited GAR to share our experience on the topic of ‘Women at work and Gender Diversity’ during a workshop for their...

Achieving market transformation through RSPO is a shared responsibility

Apr 13 • 4 minute read
Halting deforestation, more inclusivity for smallholders, and clearer governance on human rights – these are what RSPO aims to achieve with the new Principles and Criteria 2018 (P&C 2018) certification...

Together, sharing with love – community work in Tarahan

Dec 18 • 2 minute read
Being socially responsible is an important aspect of our work, and through our long-standing partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia, our employees engage in various types of community work....

Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia

Aug 25 • 4 minute read
This article was originally published on medium.com on 13 November 2018.  In recent years, Indonesia has been making gradual progress in improving the accessibility of education to young children in Indonesia. According...

How it works: Zero waste in palm oil production

Jan 07 • 1 minute read
As the industrial sector that contributes most significantly to Indonesia’s economy, the palm oil industry must be able to carry out its operations incorporating environmental sustainability. Zero waste management, is...

Response by PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama regarding the KPK announcement Saturday 27 October

Jun 07 • 2 minute read
28 October 2018 – Following the formal announcement by KPK (Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission) on 27 October 2018, regarding the investigation into DPRD Kalteng (Central Kalimantan House of Representatives) on...

Statement Related to PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama

Jun 07 • 1 minute read
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Collaborating with ILO to strengthen good workplace practices in palm oil companies

Oct 18 • 3 minute read
Against the background of issues surrounding decent work conditions in the palm oil sector, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have been collaborating to improve...

Video: The importance of palm oil in our food

Oct 10 • less than 1 minute read
We recently sat with Dr. Paul Wassell, Head of Research and Development at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), to discuss the questions many people have on palm oil and its benefits to...

Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy

Jun 15 • 5 minute read
This article was originally published on medium.com on 8 October 2018. In a recent interview, Oil World Executive Director Thomas Mielke called for major palm oil producers to work together and send...

A business trip to Canada: On a mission to understand deforestation monitoring technology while promoting Indonesia’s palm oil industry

Apr 27 • 5 minute read
Since 2016, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food along with Sinar Mas Forestry (SMF) have been working closely with Canada-based MacDonald & Detweiler Associates (MDA) in monitoring deforestation through a Forest...

GAR makes list of top 10 companies in ASEAN for disclosure on business integrity practices

Apr 27 • 4 minute read
A recent study on the disclosure of anti-corruption practices (business integrity) has found Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) to be in the top 10 companies in ASEAN reporting on business integrity. This...

Corporate Statement: Primatama Kreasimas

Oct 03 • less than 1 minute read

Sinar Mas Oleochemical – 25 years of serving global oleochemical demand

Oct 08 • 4 minute read
A month into working for Sinar Mas Oleochemical, I was asked to help in organising of one of its biggest milestones – the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations. It was a...

Palm oil’s role in feeding the world

Oct 08 • 3 minute read
Food security is a pressing global issue, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation reporting that over 815 million people are chronically undernourished. Palm oil, as an SDG commodity, plays a...

Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

Oct 08 • 1 minute read
When you picture an oil palm plantation, what comes to mind? Rows and rows of leafy oil palm trees? How about the reddish orange palm fruit being harvested for its...

Quick facts about the GAR Sustainability Report

Oct 02 • 1 minute read
Every year, GAR publishes its Sustainability Report which contains essential information on how the company is doing in fulfilling its commitments on responsible palm oil. This includes tracking our progress...

SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan

Sep 19 • 2 minute read
Human rights in the workforce is one of the issues frequently associated with the oil palm industry. Although the larger industry players have put in place labour policies and ensure...

A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR

Jul 24 • 5 minute read
“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the...

Goat breeding programme benefits villages in Siak region

Aug 21 • 3 minute read
Over the years, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has initiated several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Siak region such as: free medical treatment (in cooperation with Tzu Chi Foundation),...

The role palm oil plays in food nutrition

Apr 27 • 5 minute read
Palm oil is the most abundant natural edible vegetable oil in the world and yet, consumers probably don’t intuitively associate palm oil as being “natural”. In light of an increasingly...

Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey

Jul 06 • 3 minute read
This article was originally published on medium.com on 25 June 2018. When I am asked what is the biggest challenge in implementing sustainable production practice in the palm oil sector...

Insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations: Pests and their predators

Jul 05 • 3 minute read
This post was originally written by Amy Eycott, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Insect Ecology Group of University of Cambridge, and published on the website of the BEFTA programme....

Careers

Sep 09 • less than 1 minute read
People are essential to the current and future success of our seed-to-shelf agribusiness. Our aim is to help you reach your full potential as you grow your career with us....

RBF 2018: Helping smallholders in order to achieve zero hunger SDG

Jul 05 • 4 minute read
This speech was first presented by Franky Widjaja, Chairman and CEO, Golden Agri-Resources, at RBF 2018 in Jakarta, on 27 March 2018 and has been modified slightly to fit the...

5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table

Jul 05 • 3 minute read
Close your eyes and imagine this: it’s a relaxing Sunday morning, and you’re at your breakfast table. You take a sip of your delicious creamy hot chocolate, and then a...

IIMPACT – primary education for girls

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
IIMPACT is an NGO with the objective of providing primary education to girls in rural and backward areas, where there are no formal schools nearby. It’s a challenge to get...

PRAYATNA – School of Excellence

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
PRAYATNA is a School of Excellence in Jharsa Village. The centre provides tuition to school-going children of migrant labourers from nearby villages. The students are from lower kindergarten to Class...

10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre

Jun 14 • 3 minute read
There are no shortcuts when it comes to producing food items for consumption, which is why our cooking oil, margarine, and other palm oil food products are prepared at the...

The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability

Jun 14 • 4 minute read
The world just commemorated a flurry of environmentally themed days – World Wildlife Day, World Water Day, International Day of Forests and most recently, Earth Hour. I’ve always wondered why...

Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain

Jun 14 • 4 minute read
In today’s interconnected world, companies are judged not just on their performance but are expected to bear responsibility for their supply chain. It is not enough for a company to...

GAR Announces 100% Traceability to the Plantation for Owned Mills

Apr 15 • 5 minute read
GAR Announces 100% Traceability to the Plantation for Owned Mills  Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has finished mapping all its suppliers to its own mills (44), covering more than 600,000 hectares of...

Plantation output recovery drives Golden Agri- Resources’ strong performance in 2017

Feb 27 • less than 1 minute read
GAR08-27-02-2018-FY2017 Press Release

Promoting decent work on palm oil plantations in Indonesia

Jun 14 • 5 minute read
Promoting ethical work conditions in our supply chain is part of Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) commitment towards responsible employment. To enhance labour compliance and working conditions, we are collaborating with the...

Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event

Apr 13 • 3 minute read
On 7 December 2017, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held its third annual SMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) themed “Ensuring Traceability and Responsible Employment in Palm Oil Industry”,...

GAR disappointed by EU Parliament vote against palm oil in biofuels Company calls on EU Council and Commission to support sustainably produced palm oil in forthcoming trilogues

Aug 30 • 2 minute read
18 January 2018 Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is disappointed at the EU Parliament vote in support of a total ban on palm oil in biofuels by 2021, a move that risks...

Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
“As a leading agribusiness sustainability is ultimately at the heart of our business. It’s not a choice, it is a business imperative. To be able to continue to grow oil...

Postcards from the field: The journey from oil palm plantation to oleochemical plant in Riau

Apr 27 • 4 minute read
Six months after joining Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, I had the chance to visit the company’s oil palm plantation in Libo, Riau as part of an official media tour...

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Encourages Partners to Implement Traceability & Responsible Employment for Sustainable Palm Oil

Dec 13 • less than 1 minute read
Jakarta, December 7, 2017 – Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, a subsidiary of Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), today hosted SMART SEED III (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) at the Pullman Hotel...

Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective

May 30 • 4 minute read
This speech was presented by Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources, at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore on 23 November 2017. Having engaged with...

Video: Importance of biotechnology in agriculture

Jun 26 • less than 1 minute read
In conjunction with World Science Day, we explore the significance of Research and Development (R&D) and biotechnology in agribusiness, and especially in palm oil. We speak with Tony Liwang, Head...

Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?

Apr 15 • 4 minute read
Meeting a smallholder and his workers in the field. Tackling smallholder issues is central to the sustainable transformation of the palm oil industry. Palm oil production is a key livelihood...

Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?

Jul 05 • 1 minute read
Our fire-free programme, Desa Makmur Peduli Api (previously known as Desa Siaga Api) works with communities and indigenous groups living in fire-prone areas to minimise incidences of forest fires and haze through both...

Case Studies

Nov 23 • less than 1 minute read

Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme

Jun 17 • 3 minute read
The Alternative Livelihood Programme (now known as the Integrated Ecological Farming Programme), introduced by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2016, teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices without using intensive chemicals and fire...

Partnering SNV to help smallholders

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Interview with Ismène Stalpers, SNV Development’s Country Director for Indonesia, on her thoughts regarding partnering Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)/SMART, to help palm oil smallholders increase their field productivity and income, and...

Sustainable Palm Oil Training for suppliers in Aceh

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
  Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) conducted a a sustainable palm oil training for suppliers operating in Aceh, from 3 – 5 May 2017. The session was aimed at educating attendees on...

Sinar Mas Plantation Conference 2017 Highlights

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Sinar Mas Plantation Conference 2017 Highlights

Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry

Jun 26 • less than 1 minute read
Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food recently launched high-yielding oil palm planting materials named Eka 1 and 2. These planting materials were developed in the company’s research centres, SMART Research Institute’s...

Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?

Jun 28 • 4 minute read
Gender equality in agriculture has become a widely-contested topic recently, and here in the palm oil industry, where employment in the plantations has long been male-dominated, there is a range...

Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning

May 30 • 4 minute read
Regular visitors of this blog know we work closely with local communities and villages to implement sustainability practices and conserve forests. Why is this so? If Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) owns...

Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan

Jun 26 • less than 1 minute read
Land clearing using fire by independent farmers and individuals is still prevalent in many parts of Kalimantan. In order to reduce the number and intensity of fires in the areas...

Sustainability reporting can help GAR become a world-class company

Apr 15 • 3 minute read
Sustainability reporting is still relatively new to us here in Asia. In Singapore, only a handful of listed companies – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) being one of them – publish Sustainability...

Weighing the health benefits of palm oil in our food

Oct 15 • 3 minute read
It is likely that in the course of our daily lives, we consume several food products containing some form of palm oil. What kind of nutritional value does palm oil...

Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders

Jun 26 • 1 minute read
Daniel Yoshua Ramlan (3rd from left), CFO of Sinar Mas plantation 2, and Ismene Stalpers (4th from right), SNV Country Director for Indonesia, at the MoU signing event, accompanied by...

Creating a safer, healthier workplace

Jun 26 • 1 minute read
Eka Syamsiah Hidayah Nasution, Environment, Health, Fire & Safety Inspector, 26 years old, Jakarta “Even one incident is one too many. I want to minimise the risks further, even eliminate...

How it works – Palm oil refining

Jul 02 • less than 1 minute read
There are many steps needed before we get that golden palm oil you see at the supermarket. One of the main steps in this long process is palm oil refining....

Biofuels – the alternative energy source

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
Imagine a world where there is no more fossil fuel. What would you use to power your vehicles? How would you heat your homes? What would keep power plants and...

Golden Agri-Resources Sustainability Report 2016 showcases production-protection partnerships as key to successful conservation

Jun 30 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) Sustainability Report 2016 highlights the company’s progress in implementing innovative approaches to forest conservation. Elaborating on the theme of “Realising Sustainable Policies in Practice” the report details...

Enforcing fair labour practices in the palm oil industry

Aug 30 • 2 minute read
A decade ago, the palm oil industry faced challenges on deforestation. Today, labour has been brought into similar light for the industry as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) report widespread abuses of...

Education prevents poverty

Jan 02 • 2 minute read
Siti Musyaropah, Elementary Teacher, 29 years old, West Kalimantan “Education is important for children as it gives them the tools they need to achieve their future dreams. I’m a teacher...

Food safety is no piece of cake

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
Punjung Renjani, Food Technologist, 28 years old, Marunda “As a food technologist for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I work on product development, specifically margarine and shortening, which are palm oil-based ingredients...

Creating a culture of diversity

Jun 26 • 5 minute read
Diversity is the embodiment of everything that makes us different from one another. These differences can be traced back to our different heritage and upbringing, resulting in different perspectives. Research...

Serving the healthcare needs of palm oil communities

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
Dr. Yossy Ani Pritarini Purba, 48 years old, Riau “I’m the resident doctor at the Sentral Ujung Tanjung Clinic in Siak, Riau. The clinic opens 24 hours every day, tending...

A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility

May 30 • 2 minute read
Sustainable palm oil training with GAR suppliers in Aceh. Aceh is a region in Indonesia, perhaps most recognised globally for its devastation in the 2004 Tsunami. In the aftermath of...

Farming for families

Jun 26 • 1 minute read
Yatimin, Farmer, 63 years old, West Kalimantan “I have been farming my whole life. This land has fed my community and my family for decades. My five children and 11...

Plantation to mill in 24 hours

Jul 07 • 3 minute read
At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), all fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) harvested in the plantations are delivered to the mills within 24 hours. Doing so results in a higher yield and quality...

Delivering good harvests

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
Agus Firdaus, Truck Driver, 33 years old, West Kalimantan Agus, the truck driver “When I first started working for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) as a field worker around eight years ago,...

Nature vs. nature

Jun 26 • 1 minute read
Nurhamid, Owl Keeper, 42 years old, Riau “Rats are a large problem in the plantation because not only do they make nests at the base of the oil palms, they...

Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains

Apr 22 • 4 minute read
By: Eleanor Radford, Senior Coordinator, Events, ISEAL Alliance Participants at the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in Jakarta. Photo via © ISEAL Alliance. At the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in Jakarta,...

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Jun 26 • 2 minute read
Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as...

Preserving orangutan populations with OFI

Mar 03 • less than 1 minute read
Update 20/3/2018: Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been collaborating with the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) for eight years, to rehabilitate & release wild-born, captive orangutans back to their natural habitat. We...

Palm Oil: a Sustainable Development Goal commodity

Apr 15 • 2 minute read
Did you know that palm oil contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how palm oil helps promote seven SDG goals: Palm oil has played a huge role in...

10 products that palm oil helps make extraordinary

Mar 03 • 3 minute read
You’ve probably heard that palm oil is an ingredient for about half of all products that you buy in the supermarket. Ever wondered why? That’s because of its extraordinary qualities....

How oil palm is grown

Aug 25 • 3 minute read
At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), we grow around 10 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) on more than 480,000 hectares of land every year. Getting the first phase of planting...

Working towards bumper harvests sustainably

Mar 03 • 2 minute read
Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m...

Engineering a sustainable future

Mar 03 • 2 minute read
Novianti Mandasari, Environmental Engineer, 25 years old, Riau “Almost 70 percent of oil palm fresh fruit bunches becomes waste once crude palm oil (CPO) is extracted. We are referring to...

Palm oil oleochemicals – a safer, renewable, natural alternative in our daily lives

Mar 03 • 2 minute read
Did you know that palm oil is one of Nature’s most versatile crops and has a myriad of uses? You’re probably most familiar with it as cooking oil and as...

10 things you might not know about palm oil

Aug 25 • 2 minute read
Fresh fruit bunch For one of the world’s most important foods, palm oil can still seem pretty mysterious to many people. Here’s a couple of things you might not know:...

Accessing nutrition

Mar 03 • 2 minute read
Erman Muhammad Ali, Shopkeeper at Rumbai Market, 48 years old, Riau While Indonesia produces enough food to meet the needs of its 250 million people, access and distribution vary greatly....

Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting

Jul 05 • 1 minute read
Suranto, Harvester, 23 years old, West Kalimantan “The trees only bear fruit about three to four years after planting. When individual fruits start falling off the main fresh fruit bunch...

Refining a challenging environment

Jul 02 • 2 minute read
Ketut Suyadnya, Refinery Operations Manager, 40 years old, Marunda Ketut at work. “I manage operations at SMART Marunda, which is one of eight refineries owned by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in...

The best mappers are those that can relate to the whole community

Jul 05 • 2 minute read
Franciscus Didik Dwi Budi Saputro, Mapper, 36 years old, Jakarta “I don’t think people necessarily understand the real purpose of a map. They only see lines on a page, rivers,...

Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil

Jul 05 • 6 minute read
Q. Isn’t palm oil bad for the rainforest? The challenges facing palm oil are shared with many other types of farming in tropical regions – as well as containing some...

Sailing the seas

Jun 22 • 2 minute read
Captain Roni Sutanto, 41 years old, Marunda Waters Captain Roni Sutanto on his ship. “I knew sailing was in my blood. I graduated from the Maritime Nusantara Academy in my...

Why Extraordinary Everyday

Jul 05 • 1 minute read
Shining a light on the extraordinary, everyday lives of the people transforming the palm oil sector. The makers of palm oil Palm oil is perhaps the world’s most misunderstood ingredient...

Stronger, more fruitful together

Jul 05 • 1 minute read
H. Misdan, Community Leader and Chairman of the Smallholder Cooperative, 52 years old, Riau “I moved to Riau from West Java 25 years ago as a migrant farmer to grow...

Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017

May 23 • 1 minute read
Price Outlook Conference (POC) held annually in Kuala Lumpur is where the entire palm oil industry decamps for a week of discussions about future price outlooks, and increasingly sustainability. Golden...

RBF2017: Smallholders are key to improving food and nutrition security

May 23 • 3 minute read
Supporting smallholders is essential if we are to achieve food and nutrition security within the ASEAN region – that was one of the key messages from Responsible Business Forum (RBF)...

Our R&D efforts to safeguard consumer health

Jun 26 • 3 minute read
At GAR we have long carried out research into improving productivity, yield and agronomic practices in our plantations. In addition, we conduct research on improving the quality of our processed...

Interview: Delivering palm oil to customers through our shipping JV

Jun 22 • 2 minute read
Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) is one of the world’s biggest integrated palm oil companies. This means we don’t just grow oil palm trees and harvest the fruit bunches, we also process...

How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?

Mar 03 • 4 minute read
The Leuser Ecosystem is a rainforest area which spans over 2.6 million hectares, covering large parts of the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is home to several endangered...

GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground

Mar 03 • 4 minute read
As we kick off 2017 it is traditional to predict likely trends, make commitments and set some goals for the new year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year on...

PT SMART gets highest score on sustainability according to report by Chain Reaction Research

May 24 • 2 minute read
PT SMART has received the highest ranking in an evaluation on sustainability carried out by Chain Reaction Research –  a consortium consisting of  Aidenvironment, Climate Advisers and Profundo. Ten of...

ISPO Certification – Helping the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Become More Sustainable

Jun 04 • 2 minute read
Earlier this month, we achieved another important milestone –  our company has received the highest number of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificates in the country. With two of our...

New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation

Apr 15 • 2 minute read
New evidence questions the popular picture of the palm oil industry as the leading destroyer of forests, suggesting the reality on the ground is very different and that a broader...

Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry

May 30 • 2 minute read
Since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals nearly a year ago, we in the corporate sector have been hearing more and more about the 17 SDGs which range...

Meet the people who’re helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain – Part 2

Apr 15 • 3 minute read
GAR’s supplier support team is made up of a diverse set of individuals –their different backgrounds and expertise provide a great resource for our suppliers. Previously, I introduced you to...

Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives

May 03 • 3 minute read
We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the...

A personal view: GAR’s approach to transform the industry through suppliers

May 24 • 3 minute read
In the past few months, due to the nature of my work, I’ve gotten to know a lot about one of the flagship programmes that my company is currently carrying...

Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil

May 24 • 3 minute read
At the end of her field trip, Clairie reflects on what she has learnt We wrapped up our visit to the methane capture facility. Pak Gotz and I had separate...

Soap Noodles

Nov 29 • less than 1 minute read
[expand title=”Sinar-SN9010″ rel=”soap-highlander” id=”soap_1″ tag=”h3″] Soap Noodle 90 : 10 CAS No. Chemical Name CAS Number Sodium Palmate 61790-79-2 Sodium Palm Kernalate61789-89-7 Deoinised Water7732-18-5 Sodium Chloride7647-14-5 Glycerine56-81-5 Tetrasodium EDTA64-02-8 SPECIFICATION...

RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building

Jun 04 • 4 minute read
Earlier this month I joined some 700 people at the 14th RSPO Roundtable, a four-day conference bringing together growers, traders, brands, retailers, civil society organisations and others engaged with the...

Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action

May 25 • 2 minute read
In this installment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie spends her last day visiting a methane capture facility Tired after all the scientific adventures at SMARTRI, we were once again...

Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2

Jul 05 • 2 minute read
In this instalment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie continues her tour of SMARTRI and learns more about research projects that help boost palm oil productivity  After looking at the...

Response to Rainforest Action Network report, “Protecting the Leuser Ecosystem: A Shared Responsibility”

Nov 11 • less than 1 minute read
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Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2

May 25 • 2 minute read
Many farmers believe preparing land for cultivation without using fire requires a lot of money for heavy machinery. But through GAR’s Home Garden Project, we helped the Nanga Bian sub-village...

HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing No Deforestation Commitments

Aug 06 • 4 minute read
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand  Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on convergence between the HCSA and...

Postcards from the field: a day at the SMART Research Institute

Jul 05 • 2 minute read
In Part Three of Postcards from the field, Clairie goes on a tour of the SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI). I wondered if it was the Indonesian air but I realised...

Will this year’s RSPO RT achieve its goals?

Apr 22 • 4 minute read
The RSPO RT14 scheduled for 7 to 10 Nov 2016 is just around the corner. Arguably the RSPO RT is the most important palm oil conference annually because it defines...

Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire

Aug 12 • 2 minute read
As the end of the dry season draws near, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the haze has not returned with the same ferocity as last year. But...

Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats

May 25 • 3 minute read
In the second instalment of Postcards from the Field, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clairie Ng, continues her journey of discovery on a palm oil estate in Riau, and...

Levelling the playing field for independent farmers

Jun 01 • 2 minute read
It generally surprises people who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian palm oil industry to learn that it is not dominated by a handful of big companies. Instead, some two million...

Press Release

May 22 • less than 1 minute read

Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification

Jun 01 • less than 1 minute read
In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the ISPO certification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil), a certification scheme that contains a set of mandatory government regulations regarding social, operational...

Sustainability as part of our DNA

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
A few days after receiving awards for Social Business Innovation 2016 and the Green CEO 2016 from Warta Ekonomi, Daud Dharsono, President Director of PT SMART Tbk, outlines his view...

Video: Sustainability as part of our DNA – interview with Pak Daud Dharsono

Jun 01 • less than 1 minute read
Shortly after receiving awards for Social Business Innovation 2016 and Green CEO 2016 from Warta Ekonomi, Pak Daud Dharsono shared his thoughts on the company’s sustainability journey. See his full...

ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?

Jun 01 • 2 minute read
One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates...

Sustainability Report 2010

Apr 13 • less than 1 minute read
The report is guided by international best practice and is measured against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Click here to download the full report. Click here to view the Social...

Sustainability Report 2012

Apr 13 • less than 1 minute read
The report is guided by international best practice and is measured against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Click here to download the full report in English. Click here to download...

Sustainability Report 2013

Apr 13 • less than 1 minute read
The report is guided by international best practice and is measured against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Click here to download the full report in English. Click here to download...

Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders

Jun 01 • 2 minute read
In Part One of “Postcards from the Field”, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clarie Ng, takes a trip to Libo, Riau and meets some  plasma farmers.    My journey...

The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on

Jun 01 • 3 minute read
We’ve just passed the one-year mark since we launched our updated and enhanced sustainability policy, the GSEP, and it’s a good time to take a look at what’s been happening...

Why we are cheering the WWF Scorecard on Palm Oil

Jun 07 • 3 minute read
Recently, WWF released their latest scorecard on Palm Oil – this tracks how well big brand companies are keeping to their commitments to use sustainable palm oil in their products....

In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain

Jun 07 • 4 minute read
Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about...

Working together to support Indonesia’s unsung heroes

Jun 12 • 4 minute read
Smallholder farmers are the pioneers and backbone of an industry that contributes 15 percent of Indonesia’s GDP.  Even so, only a small percentage of bank lending went to this group...

Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil

Jun 12 • 3 minute read
In response to the devastating fires and haze last year, the Government of Indonesia imposed a moratorium on new palm oil development earlier this year. Many have welcomed this development...

Meet the people helping our suppliers become part of a sustainable supply chain

Jun 12 • 3 minute read
Over the last few months we’ve been blogging about GAR’s work with its suppliers to achieve a more resilient and sustainable supply chain. We’ve talked to suppliers, FFB brokers and...

Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report

Jun 12 • less than 1 minute read
In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including...

Video: Reaching out to smallholders through our Traceability to Plantation project

Jun 12 • 1 minute read
An estimated two million smallholders in Indonesia own over 40 percent of palm oil estates in the country. We believe that reaching out to this section of the industry is...

Reaching out to smallholders through our Traceability to Plantation project

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
An estimated two million smallholders in Indonesia own over 40 percent of palm oil estates in the country. We believe that reaching out to this section of the industry is...

Inspiring Indonesia’s future business leaders at the SMART Biotechnology Centre

Jun 12 • 2 minute read
Keeping up with the latest developments in Indonesia’s agribusiness sector is a must if you dream of being the next successful generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the country....

DxP Oil Palm Seed

Sep 15 • 1 minute read
DAMI MAS Deli Dura (D) For DxP Seed Production The DAMI Mas deli dura population was developed from the descendants of the famous four palms that were first introduced into...

Glycerine

Nov 28 • less than 1 minute read
[expand title=”Sinar-GLUSP” rel=”glycerine-highlander” id=”glycerine_1″ tag=”h3″] USP Grade CAS No. 56-81-5 SPECIFICATION SpecificationRangeAnalytical Method Glycerine Content (%)99.7 minJOCS 2.2.2.4-90 Specific Gravity (20 / 20 0C)1.2624 minSGM (DA-300) Color (APHA) 5 MaxJOCS...

Distilled Fatty Acids

Nov 28 • 3 minute read
[expand title=”Sinar-FAH” rel=”distilledfattyacids-highlander” id=”distilledfattyacids_1″ tag=”h3″] Triple Pressed Stearic Acid CAS No. 67701-03-5 SPECIFICATION SpecificationRangeAnalytical Method AV: Acid Value( mg KOH/ g )205-215JOCS 2.4.2-83 SV: Saponification Value( mg KOH/ g )206-216JOCS...

Fractioned Fatty Acids

Nov 28 • 3 minute read
[expand title=”Sinar-FAPK” rel=”fractionedfattyacids-highlander” id=”fractionedfattyacids_1″ tag=”h3″] Distilled Palm Kernel Fatty Acid CAS No. 90990-15-1 SPECIFICATION SpecificationRangeAnalytical Method Acid Value( mg KOH/ g )250-265JOCS 2.4.2-83 Saponification Value( mg KOH/ g )251-266JOCS 2.4.3.1-71...

Margarine

Nov 08 • 3 minute read
[expand title=”Palmboom” rel=”margarine-highlander” id=”margarine_2″ tag=”h3″] Palmboom margarine is a high quality general-purpose margarine, suitable for making sweet cake dough and filling cream cake such as sweet breads, cake, roll cake,...

Cooking Oil

Feb 09 • 1 minute read
[expand title=”Filma” rel=”cookingoil-highlander” id=”cookingoil_1″ tag=”h3″ findme=”auto”] Filma cooking oil is our premium cooking oil that is derived from carefully selected palm fruit and produced through latest refining technology under best...

Product Highlights

Sep 07 • less than 1 minute read

Oleochemicals

Jan 15 • less than 1 minute read
Sinar Mas Oleochemical produces Fractionated and Distilled Fatty Acids and Glycerine, derived from its vast plantations operated by PT SMART Tbk (SMART). All facets of the production of palm oil...

Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
Partnerships are absolutely key for GAR to move forward on our sustainability journey. You can read all about this in our latest Sustainability Report 2015 which is based on the...

ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Jun 12 • 2 minute read
Palm oil is an essential contributor to the Indonesian economy and rural livelihoods in particular. But it has also faced increasing international scrutiny over its sustainability. In 2009, the Indonesian...

2015 Sustainability Report: Tracking our sustainability progress

Jun 12 • 2 minute read
It’s taken months of preparation and the collaboration of many colleagues and departments within GAR/PT SMART to produce our 2015 Sustainability Report which covers events in 2014 and 2015. Finally...

Golden Agri-Resources latest Sustainability Report tracks progress of innovative approaches to conservation

Nov 08 • 2 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) Sustainability Report 2015 shows the company’s progress in meeting its commitments under the updated GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP). Based on the theme “Initiate, Collaborate and...

SMART picks up three sustainability awards

Sep 20 • 2 minute read
Last night, GAR’s subsidiary, PT SMART Tbk (SMART) received three sustainability awards at two high-profile events in downtown Jakarta. “SMART aims to complete RSPO certification by 2020, and commit to...

One night, three awards as Golden Agri-Resources’ subsidiary PT SMART Tbk is recognised for sustainable palm oil efforts

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) subsidiary, PT SMART Tbk (SMART) has been recognised for its sustainability efforts, winning three awards in two separate sustainable business awards nights. SMART was awarded the Sustainable...

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 5

Jun 12 • 3 minute read
In our continuing series on SDGs and the GSEP, we’re taking a look at SDG17: Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development. At GAR we have a long history of...

Video: Commemorating International Orangutan Day

Apr 23 • less than 1 minute read
August 19 is International Orangutan Day. These primates are currently facing a dire future and considered an endangered species. At GAR/PT SMART we believe in protecting the rich biodiversity found...

Commemorating International Orangutan Day

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
August 19 is International Orangutan Day. These primates are currently facing a dire future and considered an endangered species. At GAR/PT SMART we believe in protecting the rich biodiversity found...

Second quarter 2016 performance of Golden Agri-Resources impacted by low plantation output following the severe El Nino

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
EBITDA1 for the second quarter 2016 reported at US$86 million leading to first half EBITDA1 of US$228 million Palm product output in the first half of 2016 was 25 percent...

Impressions from the RSPO EU Roundtable 2016: palm oil end users usher in a new phase of sustainability activism

May 03 • 3 minute read
In June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held their annual European conference in Milan. Members gathered to discuss improvements in the RSPO Principles and Criteria and reported on...

Partnership in action: witnessing the return of orangutans to the wild

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
Last week I joined the GAR/SMART team, to witness our partners from Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) release two ex-captive, wild born orangutans, Poco and Rich, into the wild in Central...

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 4

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
In last week’s blog on Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs and the GSEP, we looked at SDG 15: Life on Land – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse...

It takes a village to build a sustainable company

Apr 27 • 3 minute read
It’s hard to believe that seven weeks have flown by since we launched our World Environment Day Internal Campaign. As part of the organising committee for the campaign in our...

OFI and GAR Release Two Orangutans Back Into the Wild

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Pangkalan Bun, July 28, 2016 – Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat, worked together with Golden Agri-Resources...

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 3

Oct 17 • 2 minute read
In our continuing series on Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs and the GSEP, we’re taking a look this week at SDG 15: Life on Land – Sustainably manage forests, combat...

Corporate Video

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
  We are one of the largest palm oil plantation companies in the world. Our plantations are located in Indonesia and we manage more than 480, 000 hectares of palm...

Boosting Smallholder Yields, A Farmer’s Experience

Apr 27 • less than 1 minute read
GAR/PT SMART focus on fostering partnerships between major growers and buyers of palm oil, and networks of smallholders. GAR/PT SMART’s Smallholder Development Programmes offers support for smallholders to get high-quality...

Mapping Our Supply Chain: A Palm Oil FFB Broker’s Experience

Apr 27 • less than 1 minute read
GAR’s traceability to the plantation plan (TTP) builds on the first phase of our supply chain mapping. In December 2015, GAR completed mapping 489 individual mills supplying its eight downstream...

Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Innovative Financing Scheme is a public-private partnership involving the Indonesian Government, the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce (KADIN) and the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) under the umbrella of Partnership for Indonesia’s...

Save energy and help mitigate climate change

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
As a new intern at GAR, I had the opportunity to join the last session of the World Environment Day (WED) campaign and I learnt that with just a few...

Podcast: Challenges of achieving traceability for smallholders

Jun 13 • less than 1 minute read
Ian Welsh from Innovation Forum talks to Anita Neville, Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs at GAR about the challenges of achieving traceability, access to markets and sustainability targets...

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 2

Apr 15 • 3 minute read
Last week, I wrote about how GAR through the GSEP is already working on some of the 17 goals launched by the UN known as the Sustainable Development Goals or...

Water sustainability in Singapore

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
As part of the continuing World Environment Day (WED) campaign on sustainability in our daily lives at the GAR Singapore office, we took a look at water sustainability last week....

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 1

Apr 15 • 3 minute read
Last year, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are related to 17 critical areas including eradicating poverty, tackling climate change, achieving gender equality, and zero...

Learn to reuse waste paper

Jun 13 • 1 minute read
It’s been a long time since we attended an art and craft workshop. Last week, as part of the ongoing World Environment Day (WED) campaign on sustainability in our daily...

Video : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
Meet Pak Jondris Pakpahan, a palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) broker from Kandis Village, in central Sumatra. He collects and buys FFB from many different palm oil farmers which...

How to workout after a long day at work

Jun 13 • 1 minute read
Took a little time off from work to participate in the GAR Transport Week activity as part of the ongoing World Environment Day (WED) internal campaign on sustainability in our...

How to reduce food waste

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
Last week, as part of the ongoing World Environment Day campaign on sustainability in our daily lives, GAR staff in Singapore were offered a chance to attend a cooking demonstration...

Engaging employees in our sustainability initiatives

Apr 15 • 4 minute read
Since World Environment Day on 5 June, GAR has been running a sustainability campaign with our Singapore-based staff to help them learn more about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy...

We are among top ASEAN plantation companies from ESG viewpoint

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
Not too long ago, I wrote about how financial services firm Morgan Stanley had signalled to investors that GAR shares deserved higher valuation based on our progress and performance in...

The GSEP and other sustainability journey milestones

Apr 15 • 2 minute read
Last week, in the run-up to the World Environment Day (WED), I wrote about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) and our sustainability commitments which centre around four main...

Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience

Jun 14 • 1 minute read
Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare...

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

May 10 • 3 minute read
This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of...

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Jun 19 • 2 minute read
Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do...

GAR supports moratorium on new palm oil development license and calls for long term vision for responsible palm oil production

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
24 May 2016 Golden Agri-Resources Chairman and CEO Franky O. Widjaja has reiterated the company’s support for the Indonesian Government’s moratorium on new palm oil licenses. This statement clarifies Mr....

PISAgro Fact Sheet

Oct 26 • 5 minute read
Building Indonesia’s Food Security through Public Private Partnership About PISAgro The Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro) is a collaborative platform between the Indonesian government, public and the private sector...

1 Million Farmers Targetted By Innovative Value Chain Scheme

Sep 06 • 2 minute read
Programme improves farmers’ productivity & welfare, supporting sustainable agriculture production in Indonesia Jakarta, 23 May 2016 – Over the next four years one million farmers from different agriculture commodities across...

Vlog: Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing

May 21 • 2 minute read
Indonesian smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent or 4.5 million hectares of palm oil estates in the country. More than half are managed by independent smallholders with the remainder run...

How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms

Mar 19 • 2 minute read
In our continuing series on GAR’s long-term forest fire prevention initiative – Desa Siaga Api, we take a look at how a variety of tactical approaches are being implemented on...

Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

Jun 14 • 3 minute read
In his keynote speech during the supplier workshop organized by GAR in March 2016, Bayu Krisnamurthi President Director of Indonesia Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit) called on suppliers...

Golden Agri-Resources delivers strong results in the first quarter of 2016 despite lower CPO prices and plantation output

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Plantation business impacted by the severe El Niño weather condition in 2015 and softer average CPO market prices Integrated business model delivers resilient results as palm and lauric segment posts...

Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme

Jun 13 • 2 minute read
With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia....

Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 2

Jun 14 • 2 minute read
GAR is taking another step forward in mapping its supply chain by announcing a time-bound plan to achieve traceability all the way to the plantation – at the end of...

Fully traceable palm oil in four years, Golden Agri-Resources sets new ambitious goal

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
26 April 2016 Golden Agri-Resources has developed a four year plan to trace more than seven million tons of palm oil through 489 mills all the way back to the...

Growing evidence that sustainable palm oil production does pay off

Apr 27 • 3 minute read
Last week I wrote about Morgan Stanley’s report which advised investors to look at GAR’s share price from the perspective of sustainability – they recommended GAR as a good buy...

Morgan Stanley: GAR tops sustainability rankings

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
In a report released on April 7 2016, Morgan Stanley recommended that Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) shares are a good buy due to its substantial improvement in sustainability performance. In its...

GAR organises a supplier engagement workshop for more than 80 suppliers

Jun 21 • 3 minute read
Sustainability within our supply chain is a shared commitment – our suppliers help us achieve our sustainability goals, and we help them drive sustainability into their processes and practices. We...

Ibu Sohriah’s Story

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
This is Ibu Sohriah. She is a housewife from Simpang Tiga Semblangaan Village. We had the opportunity to listen to her experience during the land and forest fire last year....

Bringing our suppliers along with us on our sustainability journey

Jun 21 • 2 minute read
In December 2015, we completed mapping our supply chain to the mill. This meant that we identified all the individual mills – nearly 500 – which supply our downstream refineries...

Forest conservation: how we determine what to protect

Aug 12 • 3 minute read
In 2011 we took a ground-breaking step to decouple palm oil production from the destruction of forests by launching our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) – the first palm oil company...

OFI-SMART releases two wild orangutans – Tyson and Eka

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
On December 19, two orangutans were released at the Tanjung Putting National Park. This was a result of efforts by the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in partnership with Pt SMART...

How “climate-smart” can palm oil become?

Aug 25 • 4 minute read
Climate change and all things climate-related are becoming part and parcel of our everyday vocabulary. As we live through the effects of haze, drought, floods, unseasonably high or low temperatures...

Golden Agri-Resources joins the Responsible Business Forum as Corporate Partner, focusing on improving agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability

Apr 27 • 2 minute read
21 March 2016 Golden Agri-Resources is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture (RBF) on April 25 -26, 2016, in Jakarta....

Innovative Scientific Solutions Shared for Betterment of the Palm Oil Industry

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
Concludes Fifth International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment in Bali The palm oil industry can adapt to climate change challenges; Stakeholders are encouraged to work together to support Indonesian...

WWF Calls for Concerted Actions to Mitigate Dire Impact of GHGs Emissions

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
“WWF calls for concerted actions to mitigate dire impact of GHGs emissions from irresponsible oil palm development” Nusa Dua-Bali, 17 March 2016 – The second day of the fifth International...

Fifth International Conference on Palm Oil and Environment (ICOPE 2016) Opens In Bali

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
ICOPE aims to find climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions that will benefit the environment and the industry Bali, 16 March 2016 – The fifth International Conference on Oil Palm...

SPOTT: GAR is top four among sustainable palm oil companies

Jun 14 • 2 minute read
As someone working in sustainability communications in GAR, I am often awed by the sheer scale of the challenges we face in setting up and running sustainable operations. These could...

PT SMART Tbk Launches Desa Siaga Api Programme

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Empowering Local Communities to Prevent Land and Forest Fires Ketapang, March 3, 2016 – Ahead of the 2016 dry season, PT SMART Tbk, the subsidiary of Golden-Agri Resources (GAR), has...

Friends of Orangutans

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
GAR has been working with the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) for a number of years. The partnership marks the continuation of efforts by our company to protect rare, threatened or...

Creating Employment

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
The development of a plantation has provided the local community with a significant amount of job openings for both men and women. Hundreds of residents are currently employed and has...

Improving Educational Opportunities

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Going to school for the children of Mantan Village was once a difficult feat due to the distance and the lack of good roads. The situation changed when the palm...

Improving the Standard of Living

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Since 2008, we have been actively enhancing the lives of communities where we operate. One example is in PT Kartika Prima Cipta (PT KPC) in West Kalimantan. The plantation area...

Research & Development

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
We have a significant research and development programme led by our PT SMART Research Institute. We are using technology as well as innovative new community engagement techniques to implement our...

Social Efforts

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
GAR provides employment for almost 174,000 people in Indonesia; 49,000 direct employees, 67,000 smallholders and 58,000 casual workers, most of whom live and work in the rural communities where our...

Stronger downstream business drives Golden Agri EBITDA higher in the last quarter of 2015 despite weaker CPO prices

Oct 26 • 5 minute read
Fourth quarter 2015 EBITDA1 and core net profit2 experienced year-on-year growth of four and ten percent, respectively Full year palm product output reached record high of 2.97 million tonnes Palm...

Golden Agri-Resources supports supplier development through key phase of supply chain mapping

Apr 15 • 2 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources has finished mapping its supply chain to 489 individual mills Golden Agri-Resources will use supply chain mapping and knowledge to further engage and support independent suppliers Golden Agri-Resources...

Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 1

Jun 14 • 3 minute read
The supply chain is key in any enterprise. These days, consumers don’t simply require businesses to behave according to certain standards and principles, they also increasingly expect the company’s supply...

Sitemap

Nov 01 • less than 1 minute read

SGX Filings

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read

Quarterly Reports

Oct 27 • less than 1 minute read

UNGC

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read
The UNGC is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative, and as a signatory member through our subsidiary, PT SMART Tbk, we support the ten core principles covering human rights,...

ISCC

Feb 25 • less than 1 minute read
IMT’s subsidiaries RJP and BWL obtained the Company’s first International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certificates, followed by SMS and  PT SMART Tbk’s (SMART)  subsidiaries  SIP  and  TN.   To date, ...

Peat Rehabilitation

Jul 01 • 1 minute read
Indonesian peatlands are one of the largest carbon stores on earth and play a significant role in the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. Peatlands are also...

Annual Reports

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read

Member’s Meetings

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read
Note: The above resolutions are only described in brief. For the complete resolutions please refer to the respective announcements and circulars to shareholders.

Substantial Shareholders

May 29 • less than 1 minute read
As at 24 March 2020 NameNo. of Shares in which they have an Interest Direct InterestPercentage (%)(1)Deemed InterestPercentage (%)(1)Total Percentage (Direct and Deemed Interest) (%)(1) Ascent Wealth Investment Limited (“Ascent”)750,000,0005.91——5.91...

Stock Splits

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read
Effective DateShare SplitNo of Issued Shares (After Share Split)Par Value (US$) (After Share Split) 22 Feb 20081 to 2 shares9,975,903,7920.025 13 Sep 20071 to 2 shares4,987,951,8960.05

Dividend

Jun 09 • less than 1 minute read
Dividend Policy The Company currently aims to declare future dividends of up to 30% of its underlying profit, i.e. profit attributable to owners of the Company after excluding net effect...

Capital History

Nov 08 • less than 1 minute read
Month and YearIssued and Fully Paid-up CapitalRemarks No of SharesPar Value (US$)Total Amount (US$ ‘000) In March 2020, the Company acquired 42,683,100 of its own shares in the open markets....

Ownership Structure

Mar 17 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) operates under an independent shareholding structure with public ownership representing 49.48%.

Shareholder Information

Nov 02 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) remains committed to creating value for all our shareholders. If you hold shares in GAR, this section will help you keep up to date with the latest...

Financial Highlights

May 11 • less than 1 minute read
 2019201820172016 Consolidated Income Statement (US$’000) Revenue 6,431,799 7,167,428 7,507,599 7,208,849 Gross profit 831,467 1,006,834 1,097,406 1,014,387 EBITDA1, 9 696,695 572,975 664,651 571,660 Underlying Profit 2, 9 271,815 180,717 253,837 186,277...

Financial Information

Nov 02 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) shares current financial information to help our investors analyse the company’s financial health and make informed decisions. We announce quarterly earnings results through a press release and...

Investor Presentations

Nov 16 • less than 1 minute read

Conference to Increase Knowledge, Share Experiences and Strengthen Business Networks

Jun 21 • 1 minute read
International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE) will be back again from 16-18 March 2016 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The international bi-annual conference is now entering its fifth year...

IR Calendar

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read

ICOPE 2016 Delegations Discuss the Solutions for Climate Change

Jun 21 • 1 minute read
Indonesia is ready to become part of the solution for tackling climate change. This was the essence of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s statement during the recent Climate...

Pilot on High Carbon Stock Forest Conservation

Apr 26 • 1 minute read
On 13 March 2013, together with PT SMART, we announced the implementation of a high carbon stock (HCS) forest conservation pilot project in PT Kartika Prima Cipta, West Kalimantan, Indonesia....

Upholding the Highest Governance Standards

Apr 29 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (“GAR”) remains committed to observing high standards of corporate governance, to promote corporate transparency and to enhance shareholder value. GAR has complied substantively with the principles and...

Analyst Coverage

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read
Note: Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (“GAR”) is followed by the analysts listed above. Please note that any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding GAR’s performance and its business or the industry made...

Terms and Conditions

Aug 10 • 18 minute read
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE Terms & Conditions The Site is owned and operated by Golden Agri-Resources Ltd. The following Conditions govern your use and/or access to the Site....

ICOPE 2016 to Offer Innovative Solutions on Sustainable Palm Oil and Climate Change

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
Following on from the historic COP21 meeting in Paris which reached a global consensus on reducing emissions, the fifth International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE), will focus on...

Our Vision, Mission, Shared Values and Culture

Jun 11 • 1 minute read
Our Vision Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) aims to be the best, fully-integrated, global agribusiness and consumer product company – the partner of choice Our Mission We want to efficiently provide sustainable...

Public Notification RSPO NPP PT PIP Scheme smallholders (Koperasi Kelapa Sawit Mitra Puyang Gana)

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
RSPO RSPO Notification of Proposed New Planting This notification shall be on the RSPO website for 30 days as required by the RSPO procedures for new plantings (http://www.rspo.org/?q=page/535). It has...

Newsroom

Oct 12 • less than 1 minute read

Sustainability

Jul 21 • 1 minute read
Feeding and fuelling the world, sustainably As a leading agribusiness, Golden Agri-Resources’s (GAR’s) future is dependent on: 1 A healthy environment including a stable climate, good soil health and abundant fresh...

Home

Apr 26 • less than 1 minute read

Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts

Jun 25 • 4 minute read
In an effort to ensure environmental sustainability and long-term economic development, Sinarmas is involving the community in the management of conservation areas within its concessions. Work on this has begun...

GAR signs Open Letter to World Leaders urging Climate Action ahead of COP21

Apr 27 • 7 minute read
Open letter from CEOs to world leaders urging climate action We are CEOs from 78 companies and 20 economic sectors. With operations in over 150 countries and territories, together we...

A Chat About No Deforestation Palm Oil with GAR’s Jesslyne Widjaja

Apr 27 • 3 minute read
This blog first appeared on scottpoynton.com – 20 November 2015 Golden Agri Resources’ Jesslyne Widjaja brings honesty, transparency and a clear vision for the palm oil industry. Scott Poynton caught up with...

Golden Agri-Resources launches peat rehabilitation project, boosts sustainability commitments and re-engages with The Forest Trust

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources to further help Indonesia tackle the complex causes of fire and haze Golden Agri-Resources will launch peatland rehabilitation project Enhanced sustainability commitments developed in consultation with leading NGOs...

Joint TFT-GAR announcement on reengagement

Apr 27 • 4 minute read
Following the suspension of TFT’s work with GAR on its upstream operations on May 19th 2015, the two organisations agreed on a series of time bound conditions which would see...

Golden Agri achieved higher third quarter 2015 results year-on-year with improving downstream operations

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Third quarter 2015 EBITDA and net profit1 saw increases year-on-year despite lower CPO prices Plantation production recovered with third quarter 2015 palm product output growing by 3% from the same...

A Firefighter, A Hero – Meet Sukri Tarigan

Jun 25 • 2 minute read
Sukri Tarigan, originally from Medan, has been working as a firefighter with the Emergency Response Team at PT Agro Lestari Mandiri (West Kalimantan) for three years. At 50, he continues to...

Second Progress Report on Re-Engagement by TFT with GAR’s Upstream Plantation Operations

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
October Progress Update on Re-Engagement by TFT on GAR’s Upstream Plantation Operations Following the suspension of TFT’s work with GAR on its upstream operations, announced on May 19th 2015, the...

Chairman and CEO of Golden Agri-Resources receives special Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence honour from EY

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
In conjunction with the expected formation of the ASEAN Economic Community by the end of 2015, professional services firm, EY is conferring a special award – the EY Asean Entrepreneurial...

Golden Agri delivers improving performance in second quarter 2015

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Net profit1 for the second quarter 2015 reported at US$39 million, more than double the previous quarter Palm product output during second quarter 2015 increased by 13% from first quarter...

Progress on Re-Engagement by TFT with GAR’s Upstream Plantation Operations

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Following the suspension of TFT’s work with GAR on its upstream operations, announced on May 19th 2015, the two organisations agreed on a series of time-bound conditions which both TFT...

Response to Global Witness Report on Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is aware of the Global Witness Report concerning Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL). Both our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and the Social and Community Engagement Policy (SCEP) apply...

Golden Agri-Resources launches Grievance Procedure on Sustainability Dashboard

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
As part of Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) commitment towards transparency and open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders, the company has established a Grievance Procedure which can be found on its Sustainability...

RSPO 2014 Annual Communication on Progress.

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
General Announcement::Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) Report 2014 – Submission to RSPO   Issuer & Securities Issuer/ Manager GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Securities GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD – MU0117U00026 – E5H Stapled...

Joint Statement by TFT and GAR

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Agreed Action Plan for the Re-Engagement by TFT on GAR’s Upstream Plantation Operations. Following the suspension of The Forest Trust’s (TFT) work with GAR on its upstream operations, announced on...

GAR introduces upgrade to its on-line dashboard

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri‐Resources (GAR) has introduced an upgrade to its on‐line sustainability dashboard. The dashboard was originally launched in May last year, and was developed in partnership with The Forest Trust(TFT)....

Response to The Forest Trust statement on 19 May 2015

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and The Forest Trust (TFT) have collaborated closely for the past four years since the development, announcement and implementation of our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and Social...

Appointment of Mr. Agus Purnomo as the Managing Director of Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
The Board of Directors of Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (“GAR” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) has appointed Mr. Agus Purnomo as the Managing Director, Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement....

Golden Agri’s first quarter 2015 core net profit saw 13% growth supported by improving downstream operations

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Core net profit1 reported at US$52 million, 13% higher than the previous quarter Palm product output impacted by the dry weather conditions experienced in 2014 Singapore, 12 May 2015 –...

Response to Forest Peoples Programme Press Release Issued on 7 May 2015

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
We have received a letter from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) on 6 May 2015 and noted the press release by Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) dated 7 May...

Response to press release by NGOs issued on 15 April 2015

Apr 15 • 3 minute read
In response to a press release by NGOs on 15 April 2015 titled: “Briefing to banks and potential investors on the ongoing risks and outstanding social conflicts in the palm...

Golden Agri-Resources Issues Comprehensive Response to RSPO Complaints Panel

Oct 26 • 5 minute read
Response in relation to Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) complaint regarding New Planting Procedure(NPP) in PT Kartika Prima Cipta (KPC) Jakarta, Singapore, 25 March 2015 – Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) has...

Golden Agri achieved outstanding full year 2014 plantation performance while fourth quarter saw improvement across all business segments

Oct 26 • 5 minute read
2014 EBITDA and core net profit reached US$566 million and US$221 million, respectively Palm product output at a record high of 2.95 million tonnes Singapore, 27 February 2015 – Revenue...

Harvard Students get First-Hand Insights into Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food During Indonesia and China Field Trip

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
Twelve students from the Harvard Business School in Boston had first-hand insight into the operations of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, as they spent a few days with the company...

Response to Greenpeace Report, “Golden Agri Resources – A Progress Report”

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is aware of challenges in the implementation of our pioneering Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which was launched in 2011. As part of our policy, we have set...

Response to Greenpeace Press Release

Apr 15 • 1 minute read
We thank Greenpeace for their feedback as published in their press release on 13 November 2014 titled “Palm Oil Giant GAR Needs to Step Up Efforts on Social, Environmental Commitments”....

Response to Rainforest Action Network report, “The Last Place on Earth”

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
As part of our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and Social and Community Engagement Policy implementation, we have been mapping our supply chain and will be conducting risk assessments withsupport from...

Golden Agri achieved record upstream output and third quarter 2014 downstream result s showing improvement

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Year-to-date September 2014 revenue grew by 24% to US$5.80 billion Palm product output rose 14% to 2.23 million tonnes compared to the same period last year Interim dividend of 0.408...

Response to Complaint from Forest Peoples Programme

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
We have received a complaint from Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) on the recent New Planting Procedure (NPP) submissions by GAR and our subsidiary PT SMART Tbk (SMART) to the Roundtable...

Golden Agri Declares Strong Commitment to the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit 2014

Apr 15 • 5 minute read
New York Declaration on Forests is a collective vision by the public and private sector to address deforestation and promote restoration of forests This is aligned to the goals of...

RSPO 2013-2014 Annual Communication on Progress

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
General Announcement::Annual Communication of Progress Report (2013- 2014) – Submission to RSPO   Issuer & Securities Issuer/ Manager GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Securities GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD – MU0117U00026 – E5H Stapled...

Golden Agri-Resources revenue grew to almost US$4 billion in first half 2014 on higher production and stronger average CPO market prices

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
First half 2014 revenue grew by 27% to US$3.95 billion Palm product output rose to 1.45 million tonnes from 1.26 million tonnes during the same period last year Singapore, 14...

Sustainability Report 2013

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
General Announcement::Sustainability Report 2013   Issuer & Securities Issuer/ Manager GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Securities GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD – MU0117U00026 – E5H Stapled Security No   Announcement Details Announcement Title General...

Notification of results release – first half ended 30 June 2014

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
Financial Statements and Related Announcement::Notifications of Result Release   Issuer & Securities Issuer/ Manager GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Securities GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD – MU0117U00026 – E5H Stapled Security No   Announcement...

Release by PT SMART Tbk – First half 2014 Results

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
General Announcement::Release by PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk   Issuer & Securities Issuer/ Manager GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Securities GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD – MU0117U00026 – E5H Stapled Security...

Progress Report on Yield Improvement Policy Implementation

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Progress Report on Yield Improvement Policy Implementation 1. Introduction Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (“GAR”) launched a Yield Improvement Policy (“YIP”) on 15 February 2012.The YIP is jointly developed with The Forest...

Growing upstream and downstream businesses for Golden Agri-Resources in first quarter of 2014

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Revenue grew by 34% to US$1.91 billion from expanded downstream operations and increasing fresh fruit bunch and palm product output Favourable outlook with rising production and stronger prices supported by...

Golden Agri-Resources ended year 2013 with commendable fourth quarter results

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
4Q 2013 core net profit almost triple previous quarter’s Double digit quarter-on-quarter recovery in palm products output for 4Q 2013 Proposed final dividend of 0.515 Singapore cents per share, adding...

Response from GAR regarding FPP’s Independent Review of the Social Impacts of GAR’s Forest Conservation Policy in Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan

Oct 26 • 2 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has had meetings with Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and has been discussing the situation at PT Kartika Prima Cipta (PT KPC) since early July 2013. We thank...

Golden Agri-Resources year-to-date revenue continued to grow despite moderated CPO market prices

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Year-to-date Sep 2013 revenue was 3% higher compared to previous year Third quarter 2013 palm products output increased strongly quarter-onquarter in line with seasonal trend Interim dividend of 0.585 Singapore...

GAR and SMART Report on the First Six Months of High Carbon Stock Forest Conservation Pilot Project

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Update: The First Six Months of the High Carbon Stock Forest Conservation Pilot Project Preamble Progress of pilot criteria The High Carbon Stock (HCS) implementation process Feedback from stakeholders Summary...

RSPO 2012-2013 Annual Communication on Progress

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
Miscellaneous * Asterisks denote mandatory information Name of Announcer * GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Company Registration No. UF 24045G Announcement submitted on behalf of GOLDEN AGRI-RESOURCES LTD Announcement is submitted with...

Sustainability Report 2012

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
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Golden Agri-Resources revenue grew to over US$3 billion during first half 2013

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
First half 2013 revenue increased by 9% compared to last year Palm products output moderated by palm tree’s biological cycle Singapore, 2 August 2013 – Revenue of Golden Agri-Resources Ltd...

Presentation at Tropical Forest Alliance 2020: Promoting Sustainability and Productivity in the Palm Oil and Pulp & Paper Sectors Workshop

Oct 26 • less than 1 minute read
No Deforestation Palm Oil HCS Forest Conservation Pilot Project Daud Daud Dharsono President Director, PT SMART Tbk Tropical Forest Alliance 2020: Promoting Sustainability and Productivity in the Palm Oil and...

GAR and SMART firmly commit to zero burning policy

Oct 26 • 1 minute read
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) and our subsidiary PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk (SMART) (together, the Company) reiterate that we are absolutely against burning. There are currently no...

Golden Agri-Resources shows strong quarterly performance in early 2013

Oct 26 • 4 minute read
Net profit1 for the first quarter of 2013 more than doubled from the previous quarter at US$113 million, while EBITDA increased to US$211 million FFB and palm product output grew...

GAR and SMART implement pilot on High Carbon Stock forest conservation

Oct 26 • 6 minute read
Pilot to be catalyst for multi-stakeholder engagement process to find solutions for sustainable and no deforestation palm oil production Jakarta, Singapore, 13 March 2013 – Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) together...

Golden Agri-Resources achieved record palm products output in 2012, results weighed down by softer CPO market prices

Oct 26 • 5 minute read
Supported by favourable weather conditions, bumper harvest in the fourth quarter of 2012 brought full year palm products output to another record level of almost three million tonnes 2012 financial...

Golden Agri-Resources and Stena Bulk form joint venture

Oct 26 • 3 minute read
Sweden, Singapore – 4 February 2013 – Stena Bulk A/B (“Stena Bulk”) and Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (“GAR”) have set up a new joint venture, Golden Stena Bulk. For a start,...

RSPO 2011-2012 Annual Communication on Progress

Sep 25 • less than 1 minute read

GAR Publishes Second Sustainability Report

Jun 29 • less than 1 minute read

GAR and SMART publish High Carbon Stock Forest Study Report and continue multi-stakeholder engagement process

Sep 06 • 5 minute read
Jakarta, Singapore, 4 June 2012 – Golden Agri-Resources Limited (GAR), together with its subsidiary PT SMART Tbk (SMART), today publish the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest Study Report and will...

High Carbon Stock Forest Study Report

Jun 04 • less than 1 minute read

GAR’s subsidiaries receive RSPO certification

Jan 24 • less than 1 minute read

SMART Publishes Social Research Report

Jun 28 • less than 1 minute read

SMART Laporan Penelitian Sosial – Juni 2011

Jun 28 • less than 1 minute read

SMART Social Research Report – June 2011

Jun 28 • less than 1 minute read

GAR publishes inaugural sustainability report

May 25 • less than 1 minute read

GAR’s Subsidiaries SMART and IMT Submit HCV Compensation and Deep Peat Mitigation (Restoration) Plans

Aug 06 • 4 minute read
Jakarta, Singapore, 31 May 2011 – Golden Agri-Resources Ltd’s (GAR) subsidiaries PT SMART Tbk (SMART) and PT Ivo Mas Tunggal (IMT), submit the High Conservation Value (HCV) compensation and deep...

GAR Receives RSPO Membership

Apr 04 • less than 1 minute read

Release by PT SMART Tbk – FY2010 Result

Mar 30 • less than 1 minute read

Golden Agri-Resources initiates industry engagement for forest conservation

Aug 06 • 7 minute read
Jakarta, Singapore, 9 February 2011 – Golden Agri-Resources Limited (GAR) and its subsidiaries including PT SMART Tbk (SMART) announced today that it will work with multi- stakeholders including the Government...

Collaborating to conserve forests

Feb 09 • less than 1 minute read