SINGAPORE, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Apical Group has won the gold award for ‘from Asia Best Supply Chain Report 2021′ at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). Now in her 7and consecutive year, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards organized by CSRWorks International are one of the most prestigious awards for sustainability reporting.
Apical Group Sustainability Manager, Bremen Yong Kin Kong said: “To drive transformative and lasting change in the palm oil sector, active collaboration between all parties – industry partners, customers, palm oil companies, independent smallholders and NGOs among so much more is needed. This gold award is a recognition of our various programs, initiatives and ongoing efforts to achieve a transparent, inclusive and sustainable supply chain. We are honored to receive this award from CSRWorks International.
The ‘from Asia The Best Supply Chain Reporting 2021 category saw 13 companies from different countries/Regions including Taiwan, Israel, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines and Japan compete for first place.
In recent years, Apical has implemented several initiatives to improve traceability, ensure NDPE compliance and include more smallholders in its certification programs. For example, Apical offers robust traceability solutions to suppliers through the Traceability Awareness (TOP) program and with the SMallholder Inclusion for better Livelihood & Empowerment (SMILE) program, smallholders Indonesia can improve their yields, obtain international certification and improve their livelihoods, among others.
Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director of CSWorks and Founder of ASRA, said, “The Apical Group Sustainability Report demonstrates its commitment to providing high quality information on how it addresses material sustainability issues and contributes to sustainable development.
Held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, the awards ceremony began with the keynote address by guest of honor, HE Ms. Kara Owenthe British High Commissioner to Singapore. It also featured fireside chat sessions with the awards judges.
Winning at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is a significant achievement for companies committed to sustainable growth. The awards follow a rigorous, multi-tiered judging process, where an independent judging panel determines the finalists and winners. The judging includes three rounds of judging to select the best in each award category. In addition to assessing the quality of the report, the judging process also involves comprehensive due diligence that considers the companies’ reputation with their stakeholders.
ASRA 2021 received 585 applications from 14 countries/Regions in 17 price categories. After preliminary assessments, 73 companies from 14 countries/Regions reached the final. The intensely contested finals produced 30 winners taking home 51 gold, silver and bronze medals.
The awards ceremony brought together more than 250 business leaders and sustainability practitioners from 16 countries. Attendees also included dignitaries from academia, embassies, professional associations and advocacy organizations.
Note to editors:
More complete information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be found at www.csrworks.com/asra
About Apical Group
Apical Group is one of the world’s leading processors of edible oils. Its business includes downstream processing into functional and specialty greases, oleochemicals and biodiesel, among others, for domestic use and international export. Its activities are located at Indonesia, China and Spain, and include eight refineries, four biodiesel plants, four oleochemical plants and three grain milling plants. Through its joint ventures, Apical also carries out processing and distribution activities in India, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Brazil, dubai and United States.
Apical’s activity relies on an extensive supply network in Indonesia with integrated refining assets in strategic locations. This is enhanced by efficient logistics channels supported by Apical’s own infrastructure to deliver local and international industrial customers including food, feed and fuel brands, among others. Through its unique business model, Apical has been able to control product quality and address sustainability and food safety concerns, while running highly efficient operations in world-class integrated refineries and in-process processes. downstream.
For more information, visit www.apicalgroup.com
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) recognize and honor leaders in sustainability reporting. ASRA has become the most inspiring international recognition for sustainability reporting.
Established in 2015, ASRA offers organizations large and small the opportunity to showcase their sustainability leadership, thereby building trust among their stakeholders, adding value to their businesses and attracting responsible investors. .
For the complete list of winners, visit www.csrworks.com/asra
CSRWorks International, a SingaporeA sustainability services company based on consulting, training and thought leadership, created the non-profit Asia Integrated Reporting Awards to identify and honor leaders in sustainability reporting. The ASRA is organized alongside the Asia Integrated Reporting Awards (AIRA).
CSRWorks’ international partnerships include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Value Reporting Foundation, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), EcoVadis, CDP and AccountAbility (AA1000).
For more information visit www.csrworks.com