Five Reasons to be Optimistic
24 December 2019 | By Stephanie Lim - As 2019 draws to a close, and the “Decade of Delivery” between 2020 and 2030 beckons, there are plenty of reasons to remain optimistic for the year ahead despite the challenges. World Resources Institute (WRI) mentioned that Indonesia’s deforestation decreased by 60% between 2016 and 2017. Deforestation by the private sector has been on a downward trend since 2012, from approximately 180,000 ha in 2012 down to 50,000 ha in 2016.
Within Musim Mas, 2019 has been a year of progress in our sustainability journey. Here are five events and trends within Musim Mas that will make you feel optimistic... more
How does Musim Mas monitor hotspots?
07 December 2019 | By Tiffany Goh, Editor: Stephanie Lim - Forest fires in Indonesia are common during the dry season, usually in July, August and September. Our Sustainability and Traceability team conducts daily hotspot monitoring across Indonesia and Malaysia via satellites, monitoring our own concession and our suppliers’ respectively. Together, our colleagues monitor over five million hectares of our and supplier’s concessions daily through satellites... more
Building a powerful relationship with our suppliers
15 August 2019 | By Carolyn Lim - With a few minutes to go before the supplier workshop begins, the supplier engagement team were busy greeting our suppliers, as if they were meeting old friends. These people came from operations that are located all over Indonesia... more
Can there be multiple pathways for NDPE compliance?
08 July 2019 | By Carolyn Lim - For the longest time, the Singapore education system has been about a fixed pathway, that the only way to educate efficiently is to subscribe to a hierarchy of subjects. At the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities and the bottom are the arts. The education system was designed to meet the needs of industrialism during the early days of the nation's independence. The problem is that not all kids can make it through the system... more
An Insightful First Step
15 April 2019 | By Tan Wei Rui - Two months into the industry, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to participate in a learning journey organised by Conservation International (CI) to South Tapanuli, North Sumatra. Also on the trip were other civil society organisations and buyers. During the trip, we were introduced to CI’s social forestry programme for smallholder farmers and visited an oil palm Plantation managed by a fellow holding company... more