Jakarta, 18 December 2017 – Asian Agri today received two Green Level PROPER (Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation, and Rating) Awards for sound implementation of environmental management at its Muara Bulian and Taman Raja mills in Jambi.
Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar presented the awards to Muara Bulian Mill Manager Sukirman and Taman Raja Mill Management Representative Amy Supriono at the Indonesian Vice President’s Office in Jakarta.
Caption 1: Muara Bulian Mill Manager Sukirman receives the Green Level PROPER Award from the Minister of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia Siti Nurbaya Bakar
Caption 2: Taman Raja Mill Management Representative Amy Supriono receives the Green Level PROPER Award from the Minister of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia Siti Nurbaya Bakar
“The Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Green Level awards will further motivate our continuous commitment to uphold sustainable environmental management responsibilities,” said Bernard A. Riedo, Asian Agri Head of Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations.
The PROPER Awards is an annual program organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia which monitors companies and rewards them with incentives if they comply with environmental regulations.
The awards are given to companies which have applied sustainable development principles in the production of goods and services, energy efficiency, conservation of resources, good environmental management systems, and responsible business practices.
“The Muara Bulian Mill has received the Green Level PROPER Award for two consecutive years, and we encourage other Asian Agri mills to achieve the same awards and be good for the community, climate, country, customer and company,” Bernard said.
Photo Information: Taman Raja Mill Management Representative Amy Supriono and Muara Bulian Mill Manager Sukirman hold the Green Level PROPER Awards
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 29,000 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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