Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ramu Agri Industries proudly growing with Papua New Guinea

Since its acquisition in September 2008, Ramu Agri Industries, now a part of the NBPOL Group has almost completed its restructuring and systems to suit the existing structures and practices of NBPOL. Our brand of Ramu Sugar is etched in the history of Papua New Guinea.

The company was first incorporated in 1978, and achieved our first harvest of Ramu Sugar in 1982.

 Ramu Sugar has become a part of every household in Papua New Guinea, and when people hear the name Ramu, they automatically think of sugar.

Our brand delivers quality, affordability, and value.

Sugar consumption in Papua New Guinea is on the increase.

Figures show that in 2006, average consumption of sugar per capita was 5.4kg per annum.

In 2007, we saw this figure increase to 6.2kg, and expected finish at year-end for 2008 is 6.4kg.

 Our expectation for 2009 is for consumption per capita to be 6.8kg and further on from this, we see PNG consumption achieving 8kg per person a year.

PNG rates as one of the lowest consumers of sugar when compared to world figures.

Highest consumption per capita is Swaziland, averaging 95kgs per person per annum, followed by Switzerland at 70kgs per person per annum.

The company is growing with focus on its core businesses of sugar, beef and palm oil.

RAI’s objectives are to develop and operate these projects in accordance with the sustainable development principles of:

Ø      Best practice in agriculture and food processing

Ø      Environmental responsibility

Ø      Social accountability

Ø      Continuous improvement of performance.

New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL), together with Ramu Agri Industries,  embrace the principles of sustainable development with a goal to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from today's actions and we will continue to define sustainable development as encompassing responsible resource stewardship, effective pollution prevention and the capacity to produce PNG Made Products efficiently.

The goal of sustainable development will be achieved by balancing the considerations for people, planet and profit in all management decisions.


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