Asian Agri Contributes Cultural Properties to Communities on Indonesia’s Independence Day

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Tebing Syahbandar, North Sumatra, 17 August 2019 – Asian Agri through PT. Nusaka Pusaka Kencana (PT NPK) today presented cultural properties to housewives under the Family Welfare Empowerment (PKK) Group in Tualang Village.

Asian Agri also provided garbage transporters to the people of Bahilang Village on the same occasion.

The activities were carried out in conjunction with the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia celebration which was attended by Hery Irwandi, Head of the Bahilang Village; Gunawan Jaya, Tebing Syahbandar Sub-district Head; Jaswadi Barus, Military Commander; and Syopian, Chief of Police.

On behalf of Asian Agri Management, Kurnia Indah Tarigan, Assistant Head of PT NPK said: “We want to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence Day by sharing happiness and providing support in response to the needs of the community, including the need to preserve culture.”

 

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). The company has also been 100% 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.

 

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Maria Sidabutar
Head Corporate Communications
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DID: +62 21 2301 119

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