Coral reefs are one of the ecosystems that are very influential on the condition of the sea to the coast. Damage to coral reefs can eliminate fish populations, change coastal profiles, reduce freshwater stocks on small islands, and have an impact on reducing the income of coastal communities. Seeing the importance of coral reef rehabilitation in marine waters, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk in collaboration with the Sukarame Underwater Nature Group (KABL) and Experts from the Fisheries College LPSPL Serang, implemented the Coral Reef Transplantation Program in the Northern Waters of Panjang Island, Banten Bay, with the coordinates of -5,92057197355 South Latitude and 106, 16101297500 East Longitude. This program has been carried out since April 2020 as a form of Chandra Asri's contribution to the protection of marine and coastal ecosystems.
In this program, a total of 1,250 coral reef seedlings were transplanted on 25 rack units with the Shelf and Cast Hybrid System. Coral reef seedlings that were transplanted were Acropora sp. with a branching growth form consisting of 6 species, including Acropora carduus, Acropora cervicurnis, Acropora formosa, Acropora grandis, Acropora intermedia, and Acropora pulchra.
Monitoring the results of coral reef transplants is carried out every month to measure the growth rate of coral reefs on 25 shelf units. Measurement of growth was carried out using a simple random sampling method, in which the minimum total sample measured based on the Slovin formula was 125 samples. It shows positive results from coral reef transplantation activities, namely an increase in average height every month.
In addition to monitoring the average height, observations were also made on the Survival Rate (SR) indicator showing the survival rate of coral reefs, namely the percentage of the number of coral reefs that are still alive to the total number of coral reefs transplanted. The average survival rate (SR) of coral reefs is more than 90%. This shows that the implementation of coral reef transplantation is going well.
Coral reef transplants made as Artificial Coral Reef have become a living habitat for associated biota, both as a home for coral reef biota, a nursery ground for fish as well as a habitat for large fish and various megabenthos.
Marine biota found in coral reef transplant areas during monitoring in 2020 and 2021 included one seahorse (Hippocampus spinossisimus), stingray (Taeniura Lymma), jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), clam (Perna viridis), snail (Druplla sp.), starfish (Culcita sp.), rock fish (Synanceia verrucosa), reef fish (Epinephelus sp., Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Amblyglyphidodon curacao), Angle Fish, Nudi Branch, and Tetralia crab.
Shellfish (Bivalves) which are filter feeder biota can be an indicator biota for the presence of sedimentation in these waters. The presence of Bivalves can also help clean the surrounding seawater from dissolved sedimentary particles. Besides Bivalves, several Sponge, Algae, and other types of biota were also found.
On 16 October 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk together with Kencana Hospital carried out a free COVID-19 vaccination program for the public in the Cilegon City, especially Cibeber District. This vaccination program is the second phase where the first phase was held on 11 and 18 September 2021. Located at the Chandra Asri Sports Hall, the second stage of the vaccination program was attended by more than 1,000 people. The Mayor of Cilegon, Helldy Agustian was also present at this vaccination program, expressed his appreciation for Chandra Asri's contribution in suppressing the spread of COVID-19 in Cilegon City.
Chandra Asri has held a COVID-19 vaccination program for 8 times which has been held in stages every month since August 2021 and has been attended by a total of more than 4,000 people. This vaccination program is a manifestation of Chandra Asri's commitment to supporting public health and safety, especially in the Cilegon City area in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 12 October 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk through its subsidiary PT Chandra Asri Perkasa and Aramco Trading Company (ATC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) looking at potential opportunities for ATC in supplying feedstock to support the operations of Chandra Asri Perkasa, Chandra Asri’s second world-scale petrochemical complex. The signing was conducted virtually by the President Director of Chandra Asri, Erwin Ciputra, and the Chief Executive Officer of ATC, Ibrahim Albuainain.
Chandra Asri and ATC hope the MoU will lead to long-term collaboration between the two businesses in ensuring the availability of feedstock for the Chandra Asri Perkasa cracker facility.
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk and PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk signed a financing facility agreement using a new term loan scheme with balloon payments with a total value of USD 250 million or around IDR 3.5 trillion (using an exchange rate of IDR 14,310 per US Dollar) on 5 October 2021.
This financing scheme is divided into two facilities. First, the Term Loan 1 facility with a maximum of USD 150 million is used to finance bond buybacks and refinancing the company's existing debt with a tenor of seven years. Second, the Term Loan 2 facility with a maximum of USD 100 million, to finance the pre-operation necessities of the second global petrochemical complex (Chandra Asri Perkasa) with a ten-year tenor.
On 28 September 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, represented by the Puloampel Site Office, won the 2021 Subroto Energy Efficiency Award organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The awarding night was held virtually, coinciding with the 76th Mining and Energy Day.
Chandra Asri SO Puloampel is considered successful in carrying out special innovations in the Energy Management category in Industry and Building for the project "Energy Saving in Coal Boiler Operations with Innovations in Economizer & Air Preheater and Optimization of Coal Procurement with an Acceptance Ratio of 70% Fine and 30% Nut".
In this event, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said that the Subroto Award is the highest in the energy and mineral resources sector given to stakeholders who have performed the best.
In connection with the input from stakeholders regarding several websites that take data from Chandra Asri's official website such as images and videos, we urge the entire community to be careful in receiving information from these irresponsible parties.
Based on this, the management of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk announces that the official website of the Company, including our subsidiaries, can only be accessed at https://www.chandra-asri.com/. We DO NOT have any other website that uses the name of a certain Limited Liability Company (PT) as a representation of our Company.
Chandra Asri is not responsible for material or immaterial losses suffered by the injured parties in connection with the misuse of data or information by such third parties. Therefore, we suggest that if the public gets a website outside the official Chandra Asri website that uses Company information, data, images, and videos, they can confirm it with us first by sending an email to email@example.com
Thus, we convey this announcement to the attention of interested parties.
Jakarta, 28 September 2021
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk
Biodiversity is one of the important factors in the life and stability of ecosystems. Understanding the importance of managing the impact of its operational activities in the petrochemical sector, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is always committed to continuing to implement the Company's policies regarding Occupational Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, and Energy Management Systems in order to protect the environment. Through this policy, the Company also strives to prevent pollution, mitigate climate change, optimize the use of sustainable resources, and maintain the diversity of the surrounding ecosystem.
In the implementation of biodiversity protection, Chandra Asri has policies to support Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives as well as special policies that have been directly approved and supported by the President Director. The policy is implemented by establishing the initial site for biodiversity conservation with the name Kehati Asri which is located in Gunung Sugih Village, Ciwandan District, Cilegon City. Through the maintenance of the Kehati Asri, the Company strives to continue to conduct an inventory of flora and fauna diversity.
Based on the Flora and Fauna Diversity Status Data of Kehati Asri in 2021, there are a total of 406 plants with 35 types of plants spread over an area of 7500 m2. This number increased compared to 2018 where there were only 324 plants and 23 types of plants on this land. As for the various animals released in the Kehati Asri, including 14 Javanese Bondol, 5 Cow Swallows, 2 Water Lizards, 4 Park Chameleons, 1 Garangan, and various other animals.
With the increase in the number of plants, types of plants, and animals in the Kehati Asri, the diversity of flora and fauna in the Kehati Asri continues to increase every year. Based on the 2021 Kehati Asri Diversity Index Graph, the flora diversity index has increased at 2.89. While the faunal diversity index was at 2.06 for the Aves family, 1.63 for the Herpetofauna family, and 1.1 for the Mammal family. Chandra Asri remains committed to continuing to increase this biodiversity index as a step to contribute to building a balanced ecosystem.
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk continues to contribute solutions to social, environmental problems, health, and nature conservation. This is following the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Chandra Asri's positive contribution received many appreciations from the 2021 Indonesia Sustainable Development Goals (ISDA) Award. The award was held at the JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta on 17 September 2021.
Chandra Asri is considered to be one of the companies that have Top Leadership. In addition, Chandra Asri also received The Most Committed Corporate for SDGs on Environment for his contribution to the environment through CSR programs in the environmental pillar.
When carrying out corporate responsibilities, Chandra Asri is committed to three principles: People, Planet, Profit by adopting an Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach. Starting a sustainable business journey, Chandra Asri continues to improve performance and create a harmonious life with the surrounding community and environment.
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On 15 September 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk has successfully completed its Pre-Emptive Rights Issue, the Limited Public Offering III which has obtained an effective statement from the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan). All new shares issued was fully subscribed and the Company has successfully raised additional capital of IDR15.5 Trillion or USD1.1 Billion, to close one of the largest rights issue ever done in the Indonesia Stock Exchange to date.
After the rights issue, the Company's total outstanding shares increased by 3,794,366,013 shares (from 17,833,520,260 to 21,627,886,273 shares). The composition of public shares is approximately 8.2%, fulfilling the free-float requirements of the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The standby buyer underpinning the successful transaction was PT TOP Investment Indonesia, a subsidiary of Thai Oil Public Company Limited (Thaioil), the flagship refiner of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT).
To support Indonesia's young generation, on 13 September 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk provided scholarships for Diploma (D3) and Undergraduate (S1) levels for six outstanding students around the operational area.
Those who were selected have been accepted as students, there are D3 Electronic Engineering Study Program in PGRI Banten Polytechnic, S1 Management Study Program in Untirta Serang, S1 Industrial Engineering Study Program in UNSERA Banten, S1 Islamic Civilization History Study Program in UIN SHM Serang, and S1 Informatics Engineering Study Program in UNSERA Banten.
Chandra Asri hopes that providing this educational scholarship can prepare students to face real work in the future, with the pieces of knowledge obtained during lectures. So that they are also ready to contribute to the family and society.