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Green PROPER award for the second year to Sungai Purun mill of PT Agro Indomas, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

For the second year running, the Sungai Purun mill of PT Agro Indomas, Goodhope's flagship plantation in Indonesia, was duly recognized as meeting the required standards set by the Indonesian government on environmental performance.

The final results released on November 28, 2012, by the Minister of Environment Office in Jakarta, Indonesia beheld Sungai Purun mill receiving the Green Rating for the second year. This milestone shows the commitment that Goodhope places on environment sustainability in our business operations.

This year 1,317 companies across Indonesia were evaluated from the Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas and Plantations industries. Of this total, only 12 companies were awarded a Gold rating, while 119 companies received the Green rating, which included 11 palm oil mills. The Sungai Purun mill of PT Agro Indomas was one of these 11 mills to be recognized by the Indonesian Government to have achieved the required standards.

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Goodhope adopts Enterprise Project Management Solution

The Business Services Segment of Goodhope Asia Holdings Limited has successfully adopted an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) system, selecting Microsoft Project Server 2010 as its platform. EPM is a governance framework and a discipline that can be used not only to plan and track existing individual projects but also for managing and monitoring an entire portfolio of projects. The Group opted to utilize the EPM Solution from Microsoft as it provides a complete set of capabilities for managing projects from concept to completion, while enabling several value adding features to projects spanning multiple departments and geographies.

Full story at http://www.ft.lk/2012/03/16/goodhope-adopts-enterprise-project-management-solution/

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Gold Sponsor of POC2012

Goodhope Asia Holdings Limited is a first time Gold sponsor for the world-renowned Palm and Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition Price Outlook (POC) conference which is held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We are happy and honoured to be associated with this event which is attended by international players from the oils and fats industry from over 40 countries.

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RSPO Certification Announcement

PT Agro Indomas (our flagship subsidiary plantation company) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia is pleased to announce progress in the certification process for our Terawan and Sungai Purun Mills in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

For further details please check the RSPO website - RSPO P&C Certification Notification

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Green PROPER Award for PT Agro Indomas – Terawan and Sungai Purun Mills

Goodhope's plantation company PT Agro Indomas reached another great milestone in environment performance and by being awarded the Green rating in the PROPER programme, 2011. This marks a significant improvement in performance since 2010. At the awards ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, on November 30, 2011 graced by the vice president of Indonesia- Dr. Budiono, the Green rating was awarded by Dr. Balthasar Kambuaya, Ministry of Environment, to the two Agro Indomas mills, which are located in Central Kalimantan.

There were 1,002 companies across Indonesia, covering manufacture, mining, energy & gas, agro-industry and services industry involved in this year's programme. Only five companies were awarded the Gold rating and 106 companies, which included the Agro Indomas mills, received the Green rating. Out of a total of 112 oil palm plantation companies audited this year, only nine companies were given the Green rating. This proves Goodhope's commitment to environment and sustainable practices have pushed the Group to the forefront of the industry, while with this commendation also comes greater responsibility on the Group's part, to maintain and enhance the position that has been achieved so far.

With continued dedication and by further commitment to wider environment causes; the Group hopes to reach greater milestones in the future as well.

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Bangkal Village Cultural Award

On June 27th 2011, PT. Agro Indomas Central Kalimantan as a part of PT. Agro Harapan Lestari were recognized by the Bangkal Village Dayak Cultural Leader in Central Kalimantan for its initiative and participation for the rejuvenation, renovation, and restoration of Intan Berlian Dayak Cultural Centre of Bangkal Village in Central Kalimantan. The Company proudly received this award, titled "Champion of Indigenous Dayak Cultural Preservation". In this modern era sacred values of Central Kalimantan's Dayak culture is being forgotten and we are proud to help restore and revive it for future generations.

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Recognized as the Most Committed Company on Education

On Saturday, May 21, 2011 at a workshop and ceremony held by the Indonesian Teachers Association (IGI Kalteng) in Central Kalimantan, Goodhope Asia Holdings Limited was given due recognition for their contribution towards the development of education and teachers' quality in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The award was received on behalf of Goodhope Group by Mr. Mikael Onny Setiawan, CSR Manger, PT Agro Harapn Lestari, the regional managing company of the Group.

The award - "The Most Committed Company on Education" was presented by Mrs. Rusnani and witnessed by the Central Kalimantan Province Head of Education Agency, Mr. Guntur Talajan at Barito Sweet Sinta Hotel in Palangkaraya. This re-enforces our belief on and lends encouragement to the Group's continuing efforts regarding Education Advancement, through our dedicated Agro Harapan Foundation.

IGI is an independent association that focuses on teachers' professionalism and capacity building.

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