Asian Agri and police officers from Koramil 04 Talawi, Batu Bara Regency, North Sumatra worked together to build sanitation facilities for local communities on Sunday (20/5).
The Clean Latrine Assistance program was launched by Koramil 04 Talawi Batu Bara Regency to provide sanitation facilities and hygiene awareness to people in Talawi District.
Asian Agri constructed five permanent latrines to support the scheme through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
“We used this opportunity to help the community, especially those who live in Talawi District. Health is one of our commitments to society. We hope that all people who live around the company’s operational areas can live in a healthy environment,” said Freddy Widjaya, Director of Asian Agri.
Asian Agri’s CSR program encompasses programs covering social, economic, education, health, infrastructure and environment development.
“Praise to God, Asian Agri through its business unit PT Supra Matra Abadi in Tanah Datar Plantation supported this environmental awareness program. We hope that with this clean latrine assistance, people could be more aware and willing to maintain cleanliness in this environment. We also hope that people could maintain these facilities properly,” said Captain H Marpaung.
“In addition to providing infrastructure assistance, we hope that we could also change the mindset and habits of people to start implementing a healthy lifestyle. Healthy living is very important to avoid various diseases, which could be also detrimental to society,” said Welly Pardede, Head of Sustainability Operations & CSR at Asian Agri.
About Asian Agri:
Asian Agri is one of the leading private companies in Indonesia producing crude palm oil (CPO) since 1979 and employs around 25,000 people today. Since 1987, Asian Agri has been a pioneer of the Indonesian government’s Trans-National Government Migration (PIR-Trans) program. Today, the company manages 100,000 Ha of land and partners 30,000 smallholder families in Riau and Jambi who operate 60,000 Ha of palm oil plantation.
Asian Agri’s success in becoming one of the leading CPO companies has been acknowledged internationally with the ISO 14001 certification for all of its operations. Its Learning Institute in Pelalawan, Riau, as well as its nursery research center in Kampar, Riau are ISO 9001 certified. In addition, Asian Agri’s R&D Center in Tebing Tinggi has also obtained certification by the International Plant-Analytical Exchange at the WEPAL lab at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, for its high standards.
More than 86% of both owned plantations in North Sumatra, Riau & Jambi provinces & scheme smallholder plantations in Riau & Jambi provinces have been RSPO certified.
All plantations have also been ISCC-certified (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification), including plantation owned by smallholders. Palm oil mills and plantation in Buatan, Ukui, Soga, Tungkul Ulu, and Muara Bulian have been ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certified.
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