Apical recognizes that the local community in which it operates its business is a critical partner to success. In regions where Apical has established its operations, the local community has experienced a positive economic impact.
This includes new businesses being set up by residents living around the plant, helping smallholders get better prices for the sale of their palm oil, new houses and increased job opportunities. For example, in our Dumai plant, more than 70% of our employees are from the surrounding areas, making the company well known locally.
Apical has also contributed to the local community’s infrastructure development, including road construction and maintenance for easy access, building of mosques and sanitation facilities. During special festivals, such as Ramadhan, the company also distributes free cooking oil to the local community.