Proactively campaigning sustainability and amplifying the #IndonesiaAsri message, Chandra Asri secured four communication awards at the Indonesia PR Program of the Year 2023 event. Chandra Asri's communication programs honored during this event include #AKSIASRI Operasi Semut, which received a Very Good rating in the Creative Corporate Reputation category; The Plastic Waste Savings (Nabung Sampah Plastik) Campaign, recognized with a Very Good rating in the Internal PR category and included in the Top 3 Best Outtakes in the Internal PR category; as well as Ride Carbon Free Chandra Asri, which earned a Good rating in the ESG Campaign category.
Indonesia PR Program of the Year 2023 is an annual recognition event for communication programs and practitioners, organized by MIX MarComm Magazine from SWA Media Group. This year, the judging of the Indonesia PR Program of the Year 2023 involved quantitatively measuring the Outtakes parameters to generate a performance rating for the assessed programs. This quantitative measurement, achieved through data analysis in cyberspace, aligns with Barcelona Principle 3.0, an initiative introduced by the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC).
A subsidiary of Chandra Asri Group, Krakatau Daya Listrik (KDL), has succeeded in developing business for solar panel generator development business with four different mechanisms as an effort to provide new and renewable energy solutions. The company has succeeded in installing solar panels in various projects, including industry and retail, with a total new and renewable energy electricity capacity reaching to 958 kWp and it is targeted that the solar power plant project will reach 3 MWp in 2023.
KDL has four mechanisms for installing solar panels: Solar On Grid System, Solar Off Grid System, On Grid with Battery Back-Up System, and Solar Hybrid System. KDL's flagship projects include Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) installations which can also be used in housing as well as Ground-Mounted PV and Floating systems. All these initiatives reflect KDL's commitment to contributing to the development of sustainable new and renew able energy sources and playing a role in reducing environmental impacts.
Chandra Asri, in collaboration with Lions Club Districts 307 A1 and B1, organized the "Pluit Reservoir Cleanup Day 2023" on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Pluit Reservoir Park in North Jakarta. This joint clean-up event is part of the World Cleanup Day (WCUD), which is the world's largest annual simultaneous clean-up activity observed every September.
WCUD 2023 at Pluit Reservoir Park involved more than 1,000 volunteers, including employees and management from Chandra Asri. The theme of World Cleanup Day 2023 was "Sorting Waste from Home to Circular Economy," signifying a collective effort to address the issue of waste, especially plastic waste, by promoting sorting waste from the source. This clean-up action successfully prevented 800.3 kg of waste from polluting the water body, which serves as an alternative source of water for the community. That accumulated waste consist of 387.7 kg of organic waste, 228 kg of anorganic waste, and 184.6 kg of other waste.
During the campus life introduction for new students at Banten Polytechnic of Petrochemical Industry, Chandra Asri handed over fruit seeds to support a more beautiful campus environment. A total of sixty-two seeds were distributed in a symbolic event, represented by Wawan Mulyana, the Corporate Shared Value Department Manager at Chandra Asri, and Supardi, the Director of Banten Polytechnic of Petrochemical Industry.
The seed distribution program was a collaboration between the Corporate Shared Value Department and the Corporate SHE Risk Management Department, representing Chandra Asri's efforts to maintain the environmental ecosystem's balance. The seeds handed over included durian, sapodilla, avocado, and red shoot seeds. Additionally, one of the plants given was an endemic Indonesian flora, namely Namnam (Cynometra cauliflora).
Chandra Asri has been honored with an ASEAN-level award for its strong commitment to providing solutions to the plastic waste issue in Indonesia. At the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2023 event on Monday, September 4, 2023, Chandra Asri emerged as the winner of the Plastic Waste Circularity Award in the Large Enterprise category. This award was directly received by Chandra Asri's President Director, Erwin Ciputra, and was presented by the Vice President Director of PT Indika Energy Tbk and CEO of Indika Group, Azis Armand.
At the ABA 2023 event, Chandra Asri introduced its community-based end-to-end plastic waste management initiative, consisting of the Integrated Waste Management Facility - Self-Managed Waste Solutions (IPTS-ASARI) in Cilegon, integrated with the SAGARA Program, which empowers fishermen in Anyar Village, Serang.
In recognition of the Company's continuous efforts to create benefits for the environment and society, Chandra Asri was received four awards at the "Indonesia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards VI," organized by Economic Review Magazine. The awards were received directly on Thursday, August 31, 2023, by Edi Rivai, serving as the Legal and External Affairs & Circular Economy Director, Suryandi, the Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Director, and Phuping Taweesarp, the ESG & Sustainability Director.
During the Indonesia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards VI, Edi Rivai, in his capacity as the Director of Legal, External Affairs & Circular Economy at Chandra Asri, was named The Best Commitment Director of 2023. The Company also received three other awards: The Best of The Best Overall Implementation Program (ESG – SDG – CSR) – Platinum Award (Very Excellent), the Best of The Best Category Environmental Social Governance - Platinum Award (Very Excellent), and the Best of The Best Category Overall Company – Platinum Award (Very Excellent). These accolades were granted in recognition of the Company's efforts in end-to-end plastic waste management (IPST-ASARI and SAGARA), the development of the Lembur Mangrove Patikang Edu-Ecotourism Area, and the ESG framework known as R.E.S.P.O.N.S.I.B.L.E, which was initiated by Chandra Asri.
At the Global CSR & ESG Awards 2023™ organized by The Pinnacle Group International, Chandra Asri successfully secured four awards in recognition of the Company's commitment to sustainability. Held in Da Nang, Vietnam, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, the Global CSR & ESG Awards 2023™ is the most prestigious CSR and ESG awards program at the Asian level that has been organized for 15 years. These awards are bestowed upon companies with extraordinary, innovative, and world-class products, services, and programs that have been implemented or are in progress. Recipients must also demonstrate leadership, sincerity, and an ongoing commitment to upholding ethical values, complying with the law, and showing respect for individuals, communities, and the environment in their business practices.
At this awards, Chandra Asri was honored with four recognitions: Best CEO Platinum Category Awarded to Mr. Erwin Ciputra, President Director of Chandra Asri, in recognition of his leadership and dedication to prioritizing sustainability; Best Community Program Award Gold Category— recognizing Chandra Asri's End-to-End Plastic Waste Management program, which empowers communities through the development of IPST ASARI; Best Environmental Excellence Award Gold Category— acknowledging the Patikang Edu-Ecotourism Mangrove Overtime project, which demonstrates the Company's commitment to developing coastal communities through sustainable mangrove management, and CSR & ESG Leadership Award Gold Category— honoring Chandra Asri's specially developed ESG framework, known as R.E.S.P.O.N.S.I.B.L.E.
To enhance the competitiveness of the petrochemical industry value chain, Chandra Asri and BRI have officially joined forces to provide financing facility for Chandra Asri's domestic customers. This collaboration in offering financing facility marks the first financing scheme designed specifically by BRI for the national petrochemical industry. Through a symbolic signing, this partnership was formally held in Jakarta on August 29, 2023, by Raymond Budhin, Chandra Asri's Polymer Sales Director; Fransiskus Rully Aryawan, Chandra Asri's Supply Chain Director; and Agus Noorsanto, BRI's Institutional & Wholesale Business Director.
The financing facility is provided to boost wholesale transaction volume while simultaneously supporting Indonesia's focus on enhancing the downstream industry through the optimization of domestic raw material processing. The collaboration between Chandra Asri and BRI also serves as an acknowledgment to the Company's customers who have chosen domestically produced content to support their businesses. This initiative aligns with the Company's commitment to become a growth partner, effectively addressing domestic demand challenges and sustaining Indonesia's downstream industry.
At the 4th Indonesia Public Relations Awards 2023 event, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (Chandra Asri) succeeded in being listed in the 2023 Popular Companies & Institutions Awards. The award was presented by Bram S. Putro, Founder & CEO of The Iconomics, and was directly received by Chrysanthi Tarigan, Corporate Communications General Manager of Chandra Asri.
During this annual communication awards event, The Iconomics assessment team selected hundreds of companies and institutions, including those listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) and those not listed. For companies like Chandra Asri that are listed on the IDX, the jury evaluates them based on liquidity, market value, as well as strong fundamentals and returns. The assessment is reviewed based on the news coverage and tonality of news about the Company in the media.
On Wednesday, 26 July 2023, in commemoration of World Mangrove Day, Chandra Asri held a mangrove planting event together with journalists at the Patikang Lestari Mangrove Edu-Ecotourism Area in Patikang Village, Pandeglang Regency, Banten. Mangrove planting was carried out as an effort to support decarbonization by maximizing blue carbon, or carbon absorbed, stored, and released by coastal and marine ecosystems.
A total of 30 seedlings were planted as a form of concern for the mangrove ecosystem, which is believed a natural fortress for coastal areas. In 2022, Chandra Asri also collaborated with Yayasan Inspirasi Keluarga Kesemat (IKAMAT), an alumni foundation of UNDIP Marine Science, to research the mangrove ecosystem. The research found that this area is home to 33 species of birds, 8 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, and 1 species of amphibian. Chandra Asri also helped improve facilities and infrastructure by building a small jetty, 1 educational hut, 1 toilet, 1 multipurpose hut, and a 179-meter-long track that utilized the Company's non-B3 waste in the form of wooden pallets.