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Golden Agri-Resources Ltd

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


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  • 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.

    We seek collaborations with like-minded entities to continue to drive uptake of sustainable production practices, supported by sustainable consumption policies.

    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
    Singapore 118535
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


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    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 May 2018

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Petrus VAN DIJK 05 Sep 2017 31 Aug 2018

    Complementary Information

    As head of the GAR Corporate Communications and Sustainability Relations Directorate Ms Anita Neville leads our outreach programme with various stakeholders including members of the European Union institutions. She is supported by Mr Ian Suwarganda, Head of Sustainability Relations and he in turn is supported by Mr Richard Kan and Ms Gisela Putri as required.

    GAR also draws on consultancy support as necessary given our headquarters are in Singapore.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Anita Neville (Vice President Corporate Communications, Sustainability Relations)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Anita Neville (Vice President Corporate Communications, Sustainability Relations)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Global Agribusiness Alliance

    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Total budget in closed year

    None declared

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    EU grant income for closed financial year

    0 €

    Revenue for closed financial year

    None declared

    Revenue for current financial year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    None declared

    Current year Costs

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    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 publish information about such meetings. 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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