Supporting the aims and goals of the country is something Sukanto Tanoto has always believed in. In fact, it is something that is encapsulated within his corporate philosophy of the 5Cs: creating good for the Community, Country, Climate, Customer, and Company. Serving the community and country in which his companies operate in is a promise he has consistently made through the years, as well as one he has consistently kept.
To that end, keeping the 5Cs principle has helped accelerated the growth of his companies. Today, the Founder and Chairman of RGE manages big-name resource-based companies across the globe, such as APRIL, Sateri, and Pacific Oil and Gas. With over 60,000 employees and US$18 billion in assets across the world, Sukanto Tanoto has truly built a name for himself with the 5Cs principle.
Sukanto Tanoto’s APRIL Ready to Aid Riau Tourism
Most recently, PT RAPP, APRIL’s Indonesian subsidiary, stated their commitment to supporting the local government’s push towards building up the local tourism sector. Riau, more commonly known for its plantations, has been gathering traction for a plan to kickstart the local tourism and creative sectors, in the hope of boosting local revenue. With the plan already submitted to Indonesian President Joko Widodo during his visit to the recent celebrations for National Children’s Day, Riau is serious about developing the region. Already in the pipeline are plans to build an airport and roads to increase the ease of access into the region.
PT RAPP, for their part, has readily agreed to help Riau out. Rudi Fajar, President Director of PT RAPP, has restated the company’s commitment to developing the region, and has said that he is willing to assist Riau in building roads in the region. More than that, he also highlighted the company’s track record for helping out in terms of boosting tourism, and said, “Our commitment to the development of the tourism sector is also clear, we even have some areas that we’ve helped form specifically to really explore the existing tourist destinations in Riau. Some time ago we also helped host the arrival of tourists and students from abroad such as Korea, America, who we take around in Pelalawan.