Corporate social responsibility initiatives in Indonesia’s palm oil plantation industry, including those by Asian Agri, Apical, and a downstream Japanese company, Kao, provide support for independent smallholders. On Tuesday (9/5/2023), a sustainable palm oil initiative was launched to improve the lives of smallholders through the implementation of the SMILE Program. The SMILE Program is a sustainable initiative that prioritizes inclusivity to benefit independent smallholders. The program has successfully created a more inclusive environment for smallholders, providing them with opportunities to improve their standard of living and encouraging other smallholders to participate in sustainability efforts.
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