KERINCI, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 16
November 2021 - As
part of RGE Founders Day 2021 celebrations to commemorate RGE's
54th anniversary, its
companies located in Pangkalan
Kerinci, namely Pelalawan Regency, PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) and PT
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), raised funds and provided food packages and free COVID-19
vaccinations to the Pelalawan community.
1973 marks the establishment of the RGE group of resources-based companies by Mr.
Sukanto Tanoto. Today, RGE is headquartered in Singapore, employs more than
60,000 people and spans Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain and Canada.
celebration of its Founders Day, RGE extended its cheer to those
who may be in need of a helping hand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The company supported its employees' fund
raising efforts on a three-to-one basis, matching every dollar collected with
three dollars. A total of 8,155 basic food packages, each containing 5 kg of
rice, sugar and cooking oil, were distributed at 33 locations across five
districts including Pelalawan, Siak, Meranti Islands, Kuantan Singingi and
Kampar. An additional 521 packages of prenatal vitamins, 5,239 packages of
toddler vitamins, and 206 food packages for tuberculosis patients were
distributed at 28 locations. To support the local government's target of mass
immunity, 427 free doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccinations were administered to
the Pangkalan Kerinci community on 9 November 2021.
H Zukri Misran, the Regent of Pelalawan expressed his appreciation at Kuala
Terusan Village, Pangkalan Kerinci District, Pelalawan Regency. He said: "On
behalf of the government, we would like to thank Pelalawan Regency, RAPP and APR,
for their food and vaccine donations as well as their economic contributions in
Sukanto Tanoto, the founder and Chairman of RGE strongly believes that whatever
the company does must be good for the Community, good for the Country, good for
the Climate, good for the Customer – only then will it be good for the Company.
He commented: "We concluded the RGE Founders Day 2021 celebrations with global
fundraising across 10 regions to support more than 50 organisations and local
communities, many of which had been hard hit by the pandemic."