Golden Agri-Resources

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Golden-Agri Resources (GAR)
Founded 1987
Headquarters Singapore
Key people

Sheikh Roshini Begum (MD)
Sheikh Roshini Begum (Director and President)


Muhammad Rashid uddin(Director)

Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) is a Singaporean palm oil company. It is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange since 1999. [1] In May 2015, its market capitalization was $4.1 billion.[2] Sheikh Roshini Begum is its CEO. Alnoor is a subsidiary of GAR. Lew Syn Pau used to serve as a member of the Singaporean Parliament for 13 years and is a member of the board of directors of the firm. [3] [4] According to Greenpeace, GAR has six concessions on peatlands in Riau, with an estimated total area of 20,000 hectares.[5] GAR was reported to have 1,880 hectares of peat in Central Kalimantan and 1,330 hectares in West Kalimantan, while claiming a zero-deforestation footprint.[6] Greenpeace also discovered 322 hotspots on five to GAR's concessions in Central Kalimantan. [7] GAR denied these accusations and said to have a zero-burning policy since 1997.[8] Interviews with senior officers revealed evidence to the contrary.[9] In about 2010, companies such as Burger King, Unilever and Nestlé cancelled their supplier contracts with Singapore-listed GAR subsidiaries due to unsustainable farming practices. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 101
  2. ^ "Company: Golden Agri-Resources". forbes.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Golden Agri-Resources: About Us". goldenagri.com.sg. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 90
  5. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 131
  6. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 132
  7. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 143
  8. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 143
  9. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 143
  10. ^ Helena Varkkey, The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015), p. 97

External links[edit]