Airbus for Palm Oil? Indonesia-EU Trade Negotiation Continues Amid Tension

Jakarta – Indonesia will continue negotiations on an economic agreement with the European Union despite growing tension, after a leaked document revealed the EU intended to exclude palm oil-derived biofuels from trade between the two countries by 2021. Deputy foreign minister Mahendra Siregar said his ministry’s first priority is to make sure Indonesia’s biggest export…

SMP Astra Agro Lestari Wins Healthy School with Character at National Level 2019

In line with the sustainability policy, PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (Astra Agro) is participating to enrich life of the nation through the Healthy School education with Character program, which is one of the main focuses of CSR pillars. Demonstrating this commitment, one of the Astra Agro’s fostered schools, SMP Astra Agro Lestari located in Pandusenjaya Village, Pangkalan Lada…

Indonesia looks to strengthen palm oil industry through ISPO, domestic market

Indonesia is set to strengthen its palm oil industry by encouraging stakeholders to comply with Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and strengthening the domestic market to anticipate lower demand from the European Union. The ISPO certification could help the country’s palm oil sector in combatting negative campaigns, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said during his…