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Letters 17 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ethical recruitment dilemma

FROM ANDY HALL , Migrant Worker Rights Specialist

Plantations 11 Feb 2019 | 10:52 PM Premium

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

LONDON: Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly

Corporate News 01 Nov 2017 | 6:40 AM Premium

IOI Corp raises the benchmark on labour policies

KUALA LUMPUR: Plantation giant IOI Corporation Bhd has raised the benchmark on labour policies as it commits to no longer charge recruitment fees to its workers, respect Freedom of Association and strive towards paying a living wage.

Nation 25 May 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nogeh: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes still fit for consumption. Fifteen thousand tonnes is equivalent to 1.5 million bags of 10kg rice.

Nation 24 May 2016 | 10:42 AM Premium

Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.

TECH 09 Dec 2015 | 1:00 AM Premium

A hard sell? Companies struggle to promote green consumption

Eat misshapen veg, wash clothes in cold water, drive more slowly and recycle? It is perhaps no surprise that companies say persuading consumers to go green is a big challenge.

Retail 07 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

It’s curtains for the barcode

As consumers demand more information on products, including calories and provenance, and retailers want details like batch numbers and sell-by date, the ubiquitous barcode may be put to pasture soon.

Technology 28 Aug 2015 | 4:04 PM Premium

Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.