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In celebration of the first year of APRIL2030, here are APRIL Group’s remarkable milestones in accelerating climate action through a commitment to sustainability.

A new global agreement, the Glasgow Climate Pact, was reached at the COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was an important moment where more than 100 world leaders revisited their climate pledges, previously made during the 2015 Paris Agreement. The attending countries were asked to participate in keeping global warming "well below" 2 degrees Celsius to prevent climate change catastrophe.

This year, International Women’s Day recognizes the centrality of gender equality, women’s empowerment and the realization of women’s right in achieving sustainable development under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

Sustainability is key to our business, as is female empowerment: one of the commitments of our APRIL2030 vision is Inclusive Progress, which includes targets to empower our people and communities through transformative initiatives in healthcare, education and gender inclusion.

Indonesia is blessed with abundant sunshine, making it the perfect place for our renewable plantations – and for solar power.

We’ve installed 1MW of solar panels at our operations in Pangkalan Kerinci as part of a project to install 20MW by 2025. When completed it will be one of the largest solar installations by a private company in Indonesia.

A key part of our APRIL2030 commitment is to promote economic growth and provide inclusive opportunities for women – and where better to start than right on our doorstep?

BULAT KB is a group of 22 wives of APRIL Group employees who came together to set up a sustainable farm in our Riau Complex in Pangkalan Kerinci.