[Asia One Corporate News Media Outreach] New Palm Oil Alliance ‘SUSTAIN’ Initiates Blockchain Solution to Drive Sustainable Practices Across the Supply Chain

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SINGAPORE – 12 September 2018 – A new grouping of oil palm growers, palm oil processors, consumer goods manufacturers, not-for-profit organizations and technology leaders recently gathered to initiate a blockchain solution that aims to improve traceability to production areas and accelerate the push towards NDPE ( No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) compliance in the complex palm oil chain. Read the full article.

Apical publishes second Sustainability Report

Apical’s Sustainability Report 2017 has now been published! In this second sustainability report, we describe how we innovate, forge collective understanding, harness synergies and accelerate progress by working hand-in-hand with our network of stakeholders.

Aligned with the current Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, this report shows how our sustainability Anchor Programmes such as Traceability Outreach Programme (TOP), Mill Prioritisation Process (MPP) and Priority Supplier Engagement Programme (PSEP) help achieve our goals in key areas such as traceability, supplier engagement and capacity building. Read More

Apical publishes first Sustainability Report

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Apical’s inaugural Sustainability Report 2016 has now been published! In this first report on sustainability, you will find progress updates on our journey towards environmental and socio-economic development in the communities we operate in.

This is also our first report that is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. By intentionally referencing such international best practices on reporting, it is a testament of Apical’s commitment to being accountable for its business conducts and actions on sustainability, and transparent in its reporting.

Highlights of the report include key areas such as traceability, grievance management, compliance to standards, human rights and environmental protection.

Click here to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Apical Shared Value Program: Jakarta Edition

Continue with Apical’s everlasting commitment in supporting palm oil suppliers towards enhancing the sustainable and traceable palm oil supply base, we recently on 22 August 2017 hosted the Apical Shared Value Program in Jakarta.

This edition saw a total of 46 participants with majority palm oil suppliers operating in Kalimantan regions. The participants mainly comprised of business owners, commercial heads, and leaders specializing in sustainability from major palm oil companies. Read More

Apical Shared Value Program: North Sumatera Edition

Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, continued its long-standing commitment towards creating sustainable and traceable palm oil supply chain by hosting the Apical Shared Value Programme (ASVP) on 20 April in Medan.

Signaling robust interest, this event has successfully gathered a total of 38 participants from palm oil suppliers operating in North Sumatera. Participants comprised business owners, commercial heads, and officers in sustainability fraternity.

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Apical Sustainability Policy is now available in Bahasa Indonesia!

As part of Apical efforts to instill sustainability core values and to enhance our support to suppliers and smallholders in Indonesia, we have translated the Apical Sustainability Policy to Bahasa Indonesia. The policy has been the core of our sustainability commitments since 2014, and based on which many of our sustainability initiatives have been developed aiming to aid our suppliers in implementation of sustainability good practices. This translated version of policy is timely and consistent with our efforts to progressively instill sustainability core values to the smallholders and local stakeholders within our supply chain in Indonesia.

Please click here to check out our newly translated policy.

Apical Shared Value Programme: from Compliance to a Profitable Business Case

As a responsible business committed to building a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain, Apical — one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia — developed a Shared Value Programme to equip its Riau-based suppliers with the knowledge and good practices to help them gain a competitive edge in meeting global requirements in sustainable palm oil through policy deployment, supply chain mapping, and smallholder engagement. Read More