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Asian Agri launches 2017-2018 Sustainability Report

Asian Agri has released its latest Sustainability Report which covers the company’s operations and activities from January 2017 to December 2018.

The report highlights Asian Agri’s environmental, social, economic and governance performance, as well as how it has mapped its activities and their potential impact to ensure they are in line with targets relevant to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Plastic-Free Challenge Sees Staff Make a Difference

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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.

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Proud Smallholders - Asian Agri Partner Smallholder Family Successfully Branches Out into Hydroponics

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Jumadi wasn’t even thinking of becoming an oil palm farmer when he first came to Pangkalan Kerinici in Riau, Sumatra to visit a friend.

However, when he saw the impact it had on his friend’s income, Jumadi decided to sell his belongings in his hometown in Kediri, East Java, and move to Riau.

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Proud Smallholders – KUD Bukit Potalo Strives for Sustainability

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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.

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Proud Smallholders - Second-generation Smallholder Overcomes Physical Disability, Achieves Oil Palm and Sporting Success

Adi Sucipto was just four years old when a bicycle accident left him permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

Yet, despite his obstacles, Adi went on to become a proud medal-winning para-athlete, while also managing to take over and expand his father’s treasured oil palm plantation.

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