Golden Agri-Resources Ltd

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Lobbying Costs

10,000,000€ +

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Golden Agri-Resources Ltd   (GAR)

    EU Transparency Register

    542373727099-18 First registered on 08 May 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) as a leading global agribusiness and the second largest palm oil producer in the world seeks to educate and inform different stakeholders in the European Union of the efforts underway to achieve long-term sustainable palm oil production for the benefit of humankind in a variety of uses - food, fuel, feed and oleochemicals. Through our GAR Social and Environmental Policy we have been a leader in the drive for greater sustainability in the palm oil sector, voluntarily stopping new development in our estates, setting aside 72,000ha an area the size of Singapore for forest conservation, and working with communities to prevent fires and improve livelihoods. The European Union has long been a driver of global sustainability standards and practice and this is true in palm oil where demand for sustainably produced vegetable oil has helped companies like GAR move its supply chain towards more responsible practices.

    Main EU files targeted

    Renewable Energy Directive II - the future role of palm oil and its derivatives in helping the EU achieve rapid decarbonisation of transport fuels, including in the heavy transport, shipping and aviation sectors where biofuels will still have a role to play. DG Environment reports on how the EU can play a role in halting global deforestation by supporting sustainable agriculture practices in a range of commodities including palm oil. Other areas of interest: health, food safety and labelling; trade relations with specific reference to the relationship between Indonesia and the EU.


    Head Office
    Golden Agri-Resources 108 Pasir Panjang Road #06-00 Golden Agri Plaza
    Singapore 118535
    EU Office
    Princenhof Park 22 3972 NG Driebergen-Rijsenburg


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


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    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Petrus VAN DIJK 05 Sep 2017 01 Sep 2018

    Complementary Information

    As head of the GAR Policy and Advocacy Mr Ian Suwarganda leads our outreach programme with various stakeholders in the EU including members of the European Union institutions. He is based in our Netherlands office. He is supported by Ms Gisela Putri as required.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

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  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Global Agribusiness Alliance

    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

    International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

    Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

    Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA)

    High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN)


    High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs


    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    Publications: Annual Report (April); Sustainability Report (June)
    GAR's latest Annual Report:
    GAR's latest Sustainability Report:

    Disclosures: RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (see RSPO website); ZSL SPOTT (; CDP in Forests and Climate;

    GAR joined the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice

    Please refer to the GAR website for other publications:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 30 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Biodiversity and Deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      • Sebastien Paquot (Cabinet member)
      • Andrew Bianco (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Feb 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium.
      Subject Palm Oil sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
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