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Happy International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020! This year’s IWD emphasizes the importance of gender equality, under the theme of ‘Collective Individualism’.

We’ve got an abundance of talent here APRIL Group, so we decided to commission members of the Riau Andalan Photography Club (KOPRAL) to take portraits of some of their female colleagues across all our different departments and offices.

Hear from eight of the women below:

Artauli Agustina

When Heru Ardila Putra first moved to Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP’s) complex in Pangkalan Kerinci, he was a school pupil. Today, thanks to a combination of hard work and scholarships he received from the company, he’s a pillar of the community as a doctor at the onsite clinic.

Heru’s desire to become a doctor and help the people of RAPP has its roots in his childhood in the complex, where his father still works as a mechanic.

2019 was an exciting year for APRIL Group, with many of our sustainability and CSR achievements receiving notable recognition from various organizations in Indonesia. Have a look at some of the highlights:

Sustainable Business Awards (SBAs) of Indonesia
Held since 2012, the Sustainable Business Awards (SBAs) recognizes leadership in sustainable business practices. In January, APRIL was announced as the winner of the Best UN Sustainable Development Goals Program Award at the SBAs of Indonesia. The SBAs are a good indicator for APRIL to calculate and measure the impact of our investment into SDGs.

The future of traditional arts can be guaranteed through continuous promotion. In this era of information saturation and ubiquitous technology use, an arts and culture week (“Pekan Seni Budaya”) can be a great opportunity to introduce cultural diversity to the younger generation and preserve our cultural heritage.

With this premise, Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) held Culture Week (PSB) 2019 in Pangkalan Kerinci, Pelalawan from October 20 to 26, 2019. The event carried the theme of “Maintaining Harmony in Riau Complex with Performing Arts and Culture”.