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North Sumatra, June 11, 2018 – Asian Agri, through its business unit PT Nusa Pusaka Kencana (PT NPK), distributed 4,875 Lebaran packages to communities in North Sumatra, Riau and Jambi as part of a social responsibility program before Eid Mubarak 1439 H.

PT NPK Plantation Manager, Ronald Harianto Hutapea handed the first package directly to Head of Padanghulu Subdistrict of Tebing Tinggi City, Deny Andika on June 8, 2018 at Penggalian Village, Serdangbedagai Regency, North Sumatra.

Ronald said that the event is a tradition held by Asian Agri every year to meet the needs of the public before the holiday.

“This year we distributed the Eid Mubarak package to the elderly. Then we distributed to the surrounding communities, “said Ronald.

 

PT Nusa Pusaka Kencana (NPK) Plantation Manager
PT Nusa Pusaka Kencana (NPK) Plantation Manager, Roland Harianto Hutapea (right) handed Eid Mubarak packages directly to the community in Penggalian Village, Serdangbedagai Regency, North Sumatra

 

The Eid Mubarak package consisted of five kilogram of rice, as well as sugar, tea, coffee, syrup and clothes, and distribution began on 8 June.

“We are coordinating with the team to ensure that this assistance is well distributed and beneficial for the community,” Ronald said.

 

Distribution of Eid Mubarak packages in Penggalian Village
Distribution of Eid Mubarak packages in Penggalian Village, Serdangbedagai Regency, North Sumatra by Asian Agri witnessed by the government and local community leaders.

 

As well as this event, Asian Agri’s social responsibility program also includes supporting economic development, education, health and infrastructure to improve the welfare of people in communities in which the company operates.

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About Asian Agri:

Asian Agri is one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers since 1979. Today, the company manages 100,000 hectares of land and employs over 25,000 people. A pioneer of the Indonesian government’s Trans-National Government Migration (PIR-Trans) program, Asian Agri works with 30,000 plasma smallholders in Riau and Jambi who operate 60,000 hectares of palm oil plantations, as well as independent smallholders, bringing about positive impact on their quality of life and economic development.

Implementing a strict “no burn” policy and best practices in sustainable plantation management, Asian Agri has helped its smallholder partners improve productivity, yield and supply chain traceability, while assisting them obtain certifications. The company’s mills are technologically advanced and energy self-sufficient, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). More than 86% of both owned plantations in North Sumatra, Riau & Jambi provinces and 100% of scheme smallholder plantations in Riau & Jambi provinces have been RSPO certified. All plantations, including those owned by smallholders, have been certified by ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification). More than 91% of plantations and mills owned by Asian Agri have been ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certified.

The company’s operations are ISO 14001 certified, while its Learning Institute and nursery research center in Riau province, Indonesia are both ISO 9001 certified. Asian Agri’s R&D Center in North Sumatra was also given a certification by the International Plant-Analytical Exchange at the WEPAL lab at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, for its high standards.


For further information, please contact:

Dinna Permana Setyani
Corporate Communication Manager
E-mail: DinnaPermana@asianagri.com 
DID: (021) 230 1119

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