On 15 November 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk held an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGMS) followed by a Public Expose 2019. Located at Wisma Barito Pacific, Jakarta, the meeting was attended by the Board of Commissioners and Directors of Chandra Asri.
Throughout the meeting, a merger plan between Chandra Asri and its subsidiary, PBI, was approved. This merger will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the daily business activities of Chandra Asri. There is no work termination of employment because all PT PBI employees will become Chandra Asri employees.
In addition, the shareholders have approved the appointment of Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul as a new member of the Board of Commissioners, replacing Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, for the period from the close of the meeting until closing of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders which will be held in 2021.
On 7 November 2019, the Indonesia Operational Excellence Conference and Award was held again. This event is peak of a whole series of 2019 OPEXCON Project Competition, which is the biggest improvement competition initiated by SHIFT Indonesia and has been held since 2012.
With theme "OPEX 4.0: Process Excellence, People Transformation & Digital Innovation", the event was opened by the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia (Menkominfo), Mr. Johnny G. Plate. Furthermore, an awarding session was given to appreciate companies for their successful efficiency gains through a process improvement program, ranging from the service industry, manufacturing, and energy sectors which consisted of 78 project topics. In this event, CAP received Silver Award for the two SGAs that were registered.
For the first time, CAP attended Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) International Conference. The 25th APQO was held on 14-16 October 2019 in Legian (Bali) with the theme "Pursuing Excellence, Futureproofing Sustainability".
One of the agendas of the APQO event was the Award for Contributing to Excellence (ACE). ACE is a competition for teams from the public, non-profit and industry sectors. CAP sent two Small Group Activities (SGA) from the Polymer Plant namely SGA HD Alpha from the Polyethylene Production Department and SGA Block Copo from the Polypropylene Production Department.
The competition was attended by more than 100 teams from 8 Asia Pacific countries divided into five streams. SGA HD Alpha and SGA Block Copo received 3 Stars Award which is the highest award in this competition.
On 23-26 September 2019, the 44th International Convention in QC Circle (ICQCC) event was held again and this time it was held in Tokyo, Japan with the theme "Creating a Future Future through TQM and QC Circle Activities". The topic of discussion at ICQCC 2019 is about Manufacturing, Service Public Sector, Healthcare and Education.
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk and Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI), a subsidiary of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, received the Gold Award which is the highest ranking in this event. This achievement motivated the CAP team, SMI and other SGA members to improve their problem solving abilities at work.
On 21 September 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk participated again in World Clean Up Day 2019. 100 CAP volunteers joined in cleaning up waste at the Mangrove Nature Park, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta.
In this clean action activity, the volunteers are not only collect waste but also do sorting to minimize the pile of waste which dumps to the landfill. After being sorted according to the categories, the collected plastic waste will be sent to the waste bank for recycling. With the enthusiasm of all volunteers, 675.37 kg of waste was collected at this location.
On 20 September 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk was named the Top Community Care Company in Asia in the 2019 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards in Bangkok, Thailand. The award, which was initiated by the Mors Group, appreciated individuals and corporations in the Asian region in two broad categories; Leadership and Sustainability. Entering the Sustainability category, Chandra Asri championed the Cisiram Village Renovation (Bedah Kampung) and Plastic Road program and was successfully selected along with seven other companies in the Top Community Care sub-category. Through this award, Chandra Asri greatly emphasized its role and commitment to grow together with the community by becoming a reliable partner for all its stakeholders.
On 12 September 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) inaugurates waste recycling facility, known as Zero Waste Management Industry (IPS Masaro for short) in Cilegon. IPS Masaro is concept to encourage the community to change the old conventional way of waste disposal, collect-transport-throwaway to segregate-transport-process, where all waste collected is processed leaving zero waste. Organic waste will be processed into liquid fertilizer and mulch, meanwhile the non-organic waste will processed into fuel and waste with no economic value will go into an incinerator, where plastic waste is processed into fuel in high temperature, and into pyrolysis machine which also produces fuel to operate machine in IPS Masaro.
This facility was built by a solid partnership among Indonesia Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS), Institut Teknik Bandung (ITB), the regional government and the local communities in implementing Masaro. Among the three pyrolysis machines in IPS Masaro, one gas-fueled machine is a modification by an 11th grade volunteer named John Leiman from Jakarta Intercultural School. CAP welcomes and appreciates John’s enthusiasm and contribution, through his work with the smaller scale pyrolysis machine in IPS Masaro.
IPS Masaro will process household waste from approximately 1000 families, with waste segregation conducted by the members of families at home. Separated waste will be exchanged with incentives of daily household products obtained at the Masaro facility regularly.
As a pleasant form of education on the proper waste management system, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk joined Jak-Japan Matsuri Festival 2019 event to socialize Let’s Segregate Our Waste, Like Japanese Culture. CAP presents a booth that contains exciting games for two days, 7-8 September 2019. This friendly relations festival between Indonesia and Japan held at the Gelora Bung Karno Plaza, Jakarta, is crowded with young people who are the main target in behavior change in waste management.
On 6 September 2019, Chandra Asri and PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI), a subsidiary of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, won the Gold Award at Awarding Night of Indonesian Sustainable Development Goals Awards (ISDA) organized by Corporate Forum for Community Development (CFCD). ISDA is an appreciation event for companies that are considered in empowering the community through CSR programs that are in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This award is a proof of company commitment in developing CSR programs that are sustainable and in line with SDGs values in order to achieve global development goals.
On 29 August 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk signs a Momerandum of Understanding (MoU) with Banten Regional Police (Polda) on building construction Banten Police Headquarter (Mapolda). The signing was represented by Mr. Suryandi, as the Director of CAP. Previously in 2015, CAP also supported Polda Banten with donation of 10 motorcycle units to support police operations in keeping public safety and comfort.
This support is to help Banten Police enhance its public service, as part of CAP’s commitment to be Banten Province’s growth partner.