The Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Conference 2018 (JaSPOC2018) took place at the IINO Hall & Conference Center in Tokyo, Japan on 22 October. The annual event was attended by organisations such as WWF, Kao Corporation, Ajinomoto, Nissin Foods Holding, AEON Co and Lion Corporations to name a few.
Director of Sustainability for Apical Group, Bremen Yong represented the palm oil trader and exporter at Enterprise Singapore’s Sustainability Forum which took place on 18th September 2018 at the agency’s headquarters in Victoria Street, Singapore.
Apical Group is now a partner of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). TFA 2020 is the global public-private partnership that brings together governments, private sector, and civil society organisations to reduce deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, beef, soy, and pulp and paper.
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.
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.
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.
Greenpeace’s investigative report ‘A Deadly Trade Off’, published 27 September 2016, mentions AAA/Apical’s link with ANJ and TH Plantations which were said to be violating Apical’s sustainability commitments.