The benefits of plastic are unquestionable. It’s cheap, lightweight and ubiquitous. But plastic can take thousands of years to break down, and the growing use of single-use plastics is becoming one of our planet’s greatest environmental challenges. Sustainability is at the core of our business, and our staff wanted to take action. And that led to the recent Plastic-Free Challenge in our office in Jakarta, which saw hundreds of staff pledge to cut down their plastic use.
Pekanbaru, 2 July 2019 – Kelulut honey bee farms have become an important means of income for a few communities in Riau, contributing to the local economy in the province. Produced by Trigona stingless bees, which are commonly found in forests in Indonesia, Kelulut honey has a taste which is different from regular honey.
For Atan, Head of Bukit Potalo Village Cooperative Unit (KUD) in Ukui district, Pelalawan Regency, Riau, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the members being so enthusiastic about obtaining the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification. The group consists of 247 oil palm farmers belonging to 10 farmer groups who collectively manage 494 hectares of oil palm plantations, all of whom have been partners with Asian Agri since 1994.