Director of Sustainability for Apical Group, Bremen Yong said Apical keeps having good and developing communication with about 900 plasma and 1.000 independent smallholders . Credit: Palmoilmagazine.c
Palmoilmagazine.com, RIAU – APICAL Group, as a downstream palm oil company, has taken significant steps towards the development of sustainable palm oil. The company's commitment to sustainability is evident through its implementation of real actions aimed at promoting responsible production practices. By prioritizing environmental protection, the company has demonstrated that it is dedicated to ensuring the long-term viability of the palm oil industry.
Since 2020, APICAL Group has been collaborating well because there has been shared responsibility well for the global scale, and there have been positive progress and issues to develop sustainable palm oil well.
“Apical keeps having good and developing communication with about 900 plasma and 1.000 independent smallholders,” Director of Sustainability for Apical Group, Bremen Yong said to Palmoilmagazine.com, Wednesday (10/5/2023) in Riau.
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He continued, independent ones also organized to actively participate to escalate their plantation productivity and income. “In order to get better life,” Bremen said.
He also emphasized the development target of APICAL Group heading to 2030. There would be inclusive program for local community and independent smallholders in Smallholder Inclusion for Better Livelihood and Empowerment (SMILE)
The corporate would also focus to sustainable development goals (SDGs) to realize the commitment.
Though there are many challenges in the markets globally, such as, non-government organizations and European Union Deforestation Regulation, Bremen is optimist to palm oil business that would develop together with many parties involved.
APICAL would always collaborate with other stakeholders to realize sustainable palm oil.
“APICAL Group has strong commitment to develop sustainability. Every party involved in sustainable palm oil business should play their active roles to collaborate,” he said.
Looking ahead, APICAL Group has set a target to achieve sustainable palm oil production with its business partners by 2030. This commitment is in line with global efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of the palm oil industry and promote sustainable practices. Through collaboration and collective action, the company aims to develop a sustainable palm oil supply chain that meets the needs of customers while also safeguarding the environment.
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APICAL Group's commitment to sustainable palm oil production is a positive development for the industry. As a leading player in the palm oil market, the company's efforts to promote responsible production practices can help to set a positive example for other companies to follow. By working with its business partners to achieve its sustainability goals, APICAL Group is taking concrete steps towards a more sustainable future for the palm oil industry.
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