Chandra Asri participated in Festival Peduli Sampah Nasional (National Waste Awareness Festival), organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) on 14-17 June 2022, at the Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta. In line with the festival agenda to commemorate World Environment Day, Chandra Asri displayed the Company's achievements in implementing circular economy to solve waste problems in Indonesia, especially plastic waste.
Edi Rivai as the Director of Legal and External Affairs, congratulated on the success of 2022 National Waste Awareness Festival. On the same occasion, Nicko Setyabudi as Circular Economy Senior Specialist of Chandra Asri delivered a presentation titled “Circular Economy in Packaging Waste and Low Carbon Waste Transporters”. The presentation showcased circular economy concept as the solution for national waste issue.
This series of event had successfully gathered policy makers for ideas exchange and encouraged collaboration to strengthen circular economy in Indonesia.
Chandra Asri held the 2nd Community Awareness activity in 2022 as an effort to increase the effectiveness of disaster management and minimize accidents, especially in the Company's pipelines. The activity also educates the community about Biodiversity and Family Medicinal Plants (Toga), presented by the SHE Department. In addition, the Fire Department also gave explanation on how to use fire extinguishers and blankets or wet cloths to the people of Kampung Gambiran, Kelurahan Gunung Sugih.
The District Leaders Coordination Forum (Forkopimcam) represented by Wadanramil, Wakapolsek, and staff from Ciwandan District also expressed their support for the event. On the same occasion, Wakapolsek Ciwandan gave a brief explanation on oil and gas business permits from upstream to downstream and the function of the National Police in enforcing the law to business actors.
Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk contributed to providing organic chopping machines with a capacity of 100kg/hour to PT Putri Banten Progressive as Chandra Asri's canteen vendor partner to manage leftover food from the Ciwandan Site canteen. As a form of circular economy, the leftover food will be processed into maggot using the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) method, the results of which can be reused as animal feed.
The handover of the organic chopping machine was carried out on 23 May 2022. In addition, the event was also followed by the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Chandra Asri and Putri Banten. The provision of the organic waste shredder is a program from Chandra Asri to prevent organic waste from being dumped into the Bagendung landfill, in order to reduce CO² gas emissions from organic waste which can produce methane emissions that are much more dangerous than CO² gas.
On 25 May 2022, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk together with Yayasan Relawan Kampung and the Lebak Regency Government inaugurated a suspension bridge in Ciodeng Village, Pondok Panjang Village, Cihara District, Lebak Regency. This bridge is an access link connecting Pulo Panjang Village in Cihara District with Keursaratu Village in Malingping District, Lebak Regency.
Chandra Asri realizes how important it is to have a bridge in a remote village so that it is free from isolation and drives the community's economy. With the construction of this bridge, the community will have alternative roads to facilitate access to health, education, and economic services centered in Cihara and Malingping. Chandra Asri has built 5 (five) bridges in Banten Province, and three of them are in Lebak Regency. This bridge construction program has become the company's commitment to continue to be a growth partner for the community, especially in Banten Province.
Chandra Asri has obtained SNI 8887:2020 certification, a standard for gas pipe application raw materials for High Density Polypropylene (HDPE) products, Asrene® SP4808. Through this product, Chandra Asri is committed to supporting the Government's target in building natural gas distribution grid (jargas) for 4 million household connections by 2024. Chandra Asri's Asrene®SP4808 is a material that has the best long-term strength in its class with a classification of PE 100; better than the type of material commonly used for gas pipe applications, PE 80.
The use of Asrene® SP4808 for gas pipeline applications can also increase domestic components level (TKDN), given that the raw materials used for gas grid projects are 100% imports. Therefore, the Asrene® SP4808 product can be a solution from both technical and commercial perspective to help the national strategic program, jargas for the people, comes true.
Ahead of Eid al-Fitr 1443 H, Chandra Asri distributed 900 food packages through the DKI Jakarta Environmental Service (DLH), which would then be distributed to cleaning officers at the Jakarta Recycle Center (JRC) and the Integrated Waste Management Unit (UPST) in Bantargebang.The delivery of food packages was carried out on 20 April 2022 and was received symbolically by Plt.Head of UPST Agung Pujo Winarko.
In addition to JRC and UPST Bantargebang officers, Chandra Asri also distributed 215 food packages to operators of the Integrated Waste Management Industry – Atasi Sampah, Kelola Mandiri (IPST ASARI) and surrounding communities in Link. Serdag, Purwakarta, Cilegon. In addition, food packagess were also donated to several residents who did not have a permanent livelihood.
Chandra Asri won 2 award categories in the Corporate Emissions Transparency Award 2022. There is Transparency of Emission Reduction in the Green category and Transparency of Emission Calculations in the Gold category. This award was given by the investor magazine in collaboration with the independent party PT Bumi Global Karbon. The assessment of this award is based on looking at the disclosure of information in this year's Sustainability Report. For the assessment of the emission reduction success category, refer to the standard formulated by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).
With this award, we continue to strive to make concrete steps in terms of managing and reducing carbon emissions sustainably.
Chandra Asri launched Trilene® RI20HC0; a Polypropylene (PP) resin that can be used as a raw material for the manufacture of syringes. The resin is specially designed to meet the strictest medical standard for syringe applications that can also support the Government's program in accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in Indonesia.
Trilene® RI20HC02 has passed medical device biocompatibility testing and also certified with ISO 10993 standards. Thus, this resin is safe to use as a medical device application because it has been tested for its appropriateness in managing biological risks. This medical device has also been confirmed to have no potentially harmful physiological effects for humans. The Trilene® RI20HC02 is Chandra Asri’s form of commitment to develop the national petrochemical industry to support the government in creating the independence of the domestic industrial sector.
As a commitment to implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (Chandra Asri) continues its circular economy program, Asphalt Plastic Road for Indonesia Asri, which is targeted to reach 100 km by 2023. As of December 2021, the Company has implemented 50.8 km of plastic road across various locations in Indonesia in collaboration with its partner. The plastic road uses a total of 37.5 million pieces of plastic waste; or equal to 282 tons of waste that has been successfully managed from the landfill (TPA).
Asphalt Plastics Road for Indonesia Asri is one of Chandra Asri’s ESG implementation through circular economy program to contribute to a cleaner environment. This program was made possible through a solid collaboration and participation of various stakeholders in dealing with waste problem, especially plastic waste. Initiating positive partnerships for Asphalt Plastic Road is one of our participation as a market leader in implementing circular economy.
In an effort to increase public awareness regarding biodiversity conservation (Kehati), Chandra Asri held socialization regarding the use of Family Medicinal Plants (TOGA) and household waste management on Thursday, 31 March 2022. Located in one of the Company's fostered PAUD Cahaya Bintang in Grogol Indah Village, Anyar District, Serang, Banten, the socialization was attended by 25 residents who were the representatives of parents and PAUD teachers. During the socialization, the Company also distributed plant seeds and symbolic planting of seeds.
In addition to biodiversity socialization, Chandra Asri also provided firefighting training. The demonstration was done by the Company's Emergency Response Team (ERT), followed by firefighting practices from the participants. Through these activities, residents are expected to gain an understanding of the first actions that must be taken when fire occurs in the area around residential areas.