InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Apical Group, one advance palm oil processor in the global level got some awards in Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Indonesia 2020/2021. It was running online and witnessed by Head of National Development Plan Agency, Dr. Suharso Monoarfa.
Apical got five award - categories in “Land Use and Biodiversity”, “Stakeholder Management”, “Sustainability Strategy”, “Supply Chain Management”, and “Business Ethics & Responsibility”.
SBA Indonesia awarded the companies for implementing the extraordinary works in social and environmental works. They also showed up the successful, best practices. These could be the inspiration for others. Global Initiatives did SBA in partnership with the local, PwC Indonesia, government’s institutions, and industrial associations since 2012. This is the second year for Apical Group to participate and got SBA awards.
Director of Sustainability of Apical Group, Bremen Yong Kin Kong told, the awards would encourage the commitment of Apical Group to implement the social and environmental practices to develop transparent, traceable, and sustainable palm oil supply chain.
Sustainability is the integral part and the core of the company’s operational. Apical Group also advantages the technology and collaborates with other stakeholders to develop the inclusive and sustainable ecosystem.
“We are honored to be admitted by Global Initiatives in five categories. We would keep accelerating our sustainability journey through Apical2030,” Bremen said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Friday (3/6/2022).
Before the awards ran, Apical Groups successfully implemented and ran some initiatives to escalate traceability, obey No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE), and implement sustainable practices in every supply chain.
To realize the goals, Apical Group did partnership with some institutions to design and develop the programs, such as, with Proforest, Daemeter, and Earthworm Foundation. There were some initiatives, such as, to get strong traceability and sustainability solution that delivered insight of the latest markets, training about industrial sustainable practices to escalate regional cultivation by having high conservation value and high carbon stock assessment, rights of labors, verification, and minimum salary. (T2)