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Sustainability Journey - July 2018 - Issue No.15

In our previous issue of Sustainability Journey, we reported the completion of two important assessments that will contribute to conservation
management and monitoring at our concessions in Nabire region, Papua:

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - July 2018

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Sustainability Journey - June 2018 - Issue No.14

In this issue of our monthly report ‘Sustainability Journey’ we focus our attention on the recognition of World Environment Day, 5th June, and report on some of our recent efforts to encourage awareness and action with the aim to: protect remaining biodiversity and rare, endangered and threatened species; safeguard ecosystem services; and minimize our environmental impact.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - June 2018

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Sustainability Journey - May 2018 - Issue No.13

A year since the launch of our Sustainability Policy in May 2017, our performance has recently been evaluated and our Sustainability Policy Implementation Plan has been reviewed.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - May 2018

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Sustainability Journey - April 2018 - Issue No.12

In seeking ways to improve implementation of our Sustainability Policy, we have established a number of partnerships to facilitate the delivery of our implementation plan objectives. Such partnerships provide important expertise and resources to enable us to develop and implement appropriate action plans.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - April 2018

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Sustainability Journey - March 2018 - Issue No.11

Mitigating the negative impacts associated with the production of palm
oil to achieve long-term social, economic and environmental
sustainability is clearly both crucial and highly challenging. It requires
awareness ,involvement and support from governments, NGO partners,
local communities, trading partners and other stakeholders

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - March 2018

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Sustainability Journey - February 2018 - Issue No.10

Goodhope strives to continue to make positive progress towards sustainable
development by identifying gaps in the implementation of our Sustainability
Policy and by carrying out appropriate corrective action.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - February 2018

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Sustainability Journey January 2018 - Issue No.9

We are now looking forward to making 2018 a successful year by continuing
to make further positive progress in implementing our Sustainability Policy.
We continue to review and update our Sustainability Policy Implementation
Plan and have developed aims and objectives in order to fulfil our
commitments. In this edition of our monthly report, we provide updates on
recent progress and planned activities.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - January 2018

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Sustainability Journey November 2017 - Issue No.7

In this monthly newsletter we report on our ‘Sustainability Journey’ and
provide information on recent activities that have been undertaken in order
to fulfill our social and environmental commitments.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - November 2017

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Sustainability Journey October 2017 - Issue No.6

In this 6th issue of our monthly sustainability report we include an overview on some of our activities over the last four weeks, focusing on the following areas:

  • Engagement and Training
  • Completion of Assessments
  • Verification of the Legal Compliance of PT Nabire Baru
  • High Carbon Stock Approach for High Forest Landscape Project Proposal
  • Yerisiam Gua Community Grievance Settlement Procedures

 

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - October 2017

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Sustainability Journey September 2017 - Issue No.5

This is the fifth issue of our monthly report 'Sustainability Journey' in which we outline our actions in
addressing grievances and our progress in improving our sustainability practices. Key achievements
over the past month include:
• Completion of Land Use Change Analysis (LUCA) of PT Batu Mas Sejahtera (BMS) and PT Sawit
Makmur Sejahtera (SMS) in Ketapang and timely submission of reports to the RSPO Secretariat.
• Completion of HCV and HCS assessments at PT Nabire Baru and PT Sariwana Adi Perkasa in
Papua and public consultations on the results.
• Commencement of HCV and HCS assessments at PT Sumber Harapan Prima and PT Sinar Sawit
Andalan in Sintang.
• Progress in using the RSPO Dispute Settlement Facility (DSF) as a means to conclusively resolve
the complaint by Yayasan Pusaka to RSPO.
• Completion of the review of the Legal Compliance of PT Nabire Baru.
• Participation in collaborative projects that aim to improve practices, including the UNICEF
Children Rights and Business Principles Palm Oil Program.

For more Information please read Sustainability Journey - September 2017 

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Sustainability Journey August 2017 - Issue No.4

Sustainability Journey - August 2017 

The update highlight the following progress:

  • Progress in the settlement of grievances with the local community of Yerisiam Gua in Nabire, Papua.
  • Headway in meeting the requirements for completing environmental assessments in seven subsidiary companies of Goodhope in Nabire, Papua; Ketapang & Sintang, West Kalimantan.
  • Timely submission of Landuse Change Analysis (LUCA) reports on PT Nabire Baru and PT Sariwana Adi Perkasa in Nabire and PT Agrajaya Baktitama in Ketapang.
  • Socialization of NDPE policies to suppliers and local communities in Nabire, Papua.
  • Addressing the issue of compliance of PT Nabire Baru with the AMDAL or environmental permits and licenses

 

 

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Sustainability Journey - Monthly Update - July 2017

Monthly update progress made upto July 15, 2017

Sustainability-Journey-Updates-July-2017.pdf

 

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Sustainability Journey - Monthly Update - June 2017

Monthly update progress made upto June 15, 2017

Sustainability-Journey-Updates-June-2017.pdf

 

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Sustainability Journey - Monthly Update - May 2017

Sustainability Journey - Monthly Update - Progress Made Up To May 15, 2017

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Publication of Goodhope Sustainability Policy

Publication of Goodhope Sustainability Policy

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Goodhope's response to Greenpeace Palm Oil alert Bulletin

Response on Greenpeace Palm Oil Alert.pdf

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Status update from Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd on the Greenpeace Report entitled "Deadly Trade-Off, IOI's Palm Oil Supply and its Human and Environmental Costs," on Social and Environmental Complaints regarding its subsidiary PT Nabire Baru

The following response was issued by the Chief Operating Officer of PT Agro Harapan Lestari, Managing Agents for Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd

Letter from COO;

Status-Update-on-Greenpeace-report----Letter-from-COO---2-Dec-2016.pdf

Supporting documents to letter issued by COO;

Attachment-1.pdf

Attachment-2.pdf

Attachment-3.pdf

Attachment4_Part-1-to-5.pdf

Attachment-4_Daftar-Pustaka.pdf

Attachment-5.pdf

 

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Goodhope's response to the Greenpeace report on IOI's 3rd party supply chain commitments violation

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RSPO Certification Announcement

PT Agro Wana Lestari (our subsidiary plantation company) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia is pleased to announce that we are in process to obtain the RSPO Certification for our Bukit Santuai Mill. The audit will be performed by BSI.

For further detail please check RSPO website:

http://www.rspo.org/uploads/default/pnc/Public_Notification_PT_Agro_Wana_Lestari_Bukit_Santuai_Mill_(English)_Rev_8.pdf

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Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd wins a Silver Award at the 6th HRM Awards 2014

b2ap3_thumbnail_HRM2014.jpgIn recognition of the Goodhope Group’s quality Human Resource Management practices, Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd won a Silver Award in the overall category at the 6th consecutive HRM Awards Ceremony held on March 6th, 2015 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Sri Lanka. 

The HRM Awards 2014 is a biennial event organized since 2002 by the Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP), whose membership is made up of HR professionals and practitioners from leading organizations in Sri Lanka. This edition of HRM awards was undertaken in collaboration with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the largest not-for-profit HR body in the world with over 275,000 members in 160 countries. The SHRM acted as the technical partner for the HRP.

The awards aim to provide a platform for public and private sector companies to evaluate the effectiveness of their human resource management practices against internationally accepted standards and guidelines. The HRM Award is also considered a benchmark for industry best practices for Human Resource Practices in Sri Lanka.

To be considered for an Award, all companies go through a rigorous and stringent evaluation process. A comprehensive preliminary evaluation and screening is carried out by understanding the HR practices, policies and processes followed by the Company covering areas such as HR Strategy, Talent Acquisition & On-boarding, Talent Management, Performance Management, Talent Development, Rewards & Recognition, Work Environment, and Human Resource Operations & HR Metrics.

This is then substantiated by a comprehensive presentation made by the Company followed by an on-site audit undertaken by a team of technical experts from SHRM. The on-site audit includes one-on-one interviews with the CEO, key management personnel and a cross section of staff categories, validation of key HR practices and link to business strategy, and further silent observations on organizational climate and employee behaviors. The observations and findings of the technical experts are presented for the final evaluation process undertaken by an independent judging panel which consists of industrial experts and renown HR professionals with due consideration given to the results obtained during the on-site audits.

In total there are 10 Gold Awards and 10 Silver Awards presented in the Overall Category, while 6 special category based awards are also given to deserving companies.

Goodhope was proud to be a recipient of a Silver award in its first attempt and to be ranked together with other leading Corporates of Sri Lanka. Whilst this land-mark achievement has provided Goodhope a significant stepping-stone to further endeavor its HR vision in truly becoming an “Employer of choice”, adapting, embracing and application of good HRM practices in-line with Goodhope’s HR vision by all management and staff of the Group would enable us to take this recognition to greater heights in the future.

 

List of Awards Winners:

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

Category Awards

 

Private Sector

 

1.   Virtusa

1.   Coca Cola

Leadership and key Talent Development - Brandix

2.   DIMO

2.   Goodhope Asia Holdings

Building Capabilities - Dialog

3.   Linea Aqua

3.  Citizen Development Bank

Talent Supply - Heritance Kandalama

4.   John Keells Holdings

4.   Glaxo Smithkline

Performance Management - Fonterra

5.   Aitken Spence

5.   HSBC Electronic Data Processing

Employee Relationships - DIMO

6.   Fonterra

6. Standard Chartered Bank

Rewards and Recognition - Hemas Pharmaceuticals

7.   HNB

7.   Sri Lankan Airlines

 

8.   99X

8.   Heritance Kandalama

 

9.   Brandix

9.   WNS Global Services

 

10. Dialog

10. Lanka Orix Leasing Company

 

 

Public Sector

 

 

1. Sri Lanka Insurance Cooperation

 

 

2. Ceylon Fertilizer

 

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