Jakarta, 9 April 2021 – Asian Agri gave 2,000 liters of cooking oil to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia to support communities affected by the deadly floods and landslides in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
Asian Agri Head of Industry & Government Relations, Manumpak Manurung oversaw handover of the donation to the Director of Annual Plants and Refreshments, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, Heru Tri Widarto. The cooking oil will be distributed to the disaster relief posts in East Flores Regency, NTT.
"We hope this assistance can help affected communities and we pray that the situation improves quickly," said Manumpak at the handover at the Ministry of Agriculture's Office.
Asian Agri was among several companies supporting the Ministry of Agriculture in providing relief aid for communities affected by the floods.
Mr. Heru expressed his gratitude to Asian Agri, saying "Hopefully, this contribution will help our brothers and sisters in NTT as they recover from this disaster."
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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