Three Years in a Row, PTBA Wins Gold PROPER

PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) Tarahan Port Unit again won the Gold category in the 2022 Company Performance Rating in Environmental Management (PROPER) Assessment Program. This achievement is the third time in a row after 2020 and 2021.

Gold PROPER is the highest award awarded to companies that are proven to implement a good environmental management system, including the application of energy efficiency, emission reduction, water efficiency and reduction of water pollution burden, reduction and utilization of B3 waste, reduction and utilization of non-B3 waste, and protection of biodiversity.

In addition to the Gold category, PTBA also won the Green Category PROPER for the Tanjung Enim Mining Unit and the Kertapati Pier Unit thanks to various measures that support environmental sustainability.

The award was handed over directly by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, KH Ma’ruf Amin and attended by the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Siti Nurbaya, at the Vice President’s Palace, Thursday (29/12).

In his remarks, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin congratulated the companies that won the PROPER award, especially the Gold category. He hopes that more companies will become agents of change by involving stakeholders to help protect the environment and reduce environmental impact.

“Tackling climate change must move forward, along with other global responses such as poverty alleviation and achieving SDG’s targets. Various innovations and achievements that have been created to continue to be maintained and improved by prioritizing their concrete impact on the environment,” said Ma’ruf Amin.

As the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya in her speech said, there are 51 companies with a Gold rank PROPER, 170 companies ranked Green, 2,031 companies ranked Blue, 887 companies ranked Red, and 2 companies ranked Black.

“The assessment is carried out by the PROPER Advisory Board which is impartial, independent, and consists of academics and community leaders. The assessment variables continue to develop over time which are set and conceptually arranged,” said Siti Nurbaya.

President Director of PTBA, Arsal Ismail, stated that this PROPER award is the fruit of PTBA’s efforts to always implement the principle of sustainability in the company’s business activities. In line with PTBA’s vision to become a world-class energy and chemical company that cares about the environment.

“PTBA has made various efforts to support emission reduction, waste reduction, energy efficiency, and community empowerment. The appreciation from the government certainly adds to our motivation to run sustainable business practices so that we can contribute optimally to society,” said Arsal.

Some of the efforts made by the Tarahan Port Unit to achieve Gold PROPER, including energy efficiency through modification of the stockpile-1 line operational starting sequence system to shipholder-2, water efficiency through reducing operational water using dust retardant liquid, reducing emissions through reengineering rotary car dumper from single dumper to double dumper.

In addition, the treatment of B3 waste through recovery lubricants using a welter purificarion system, the treatment of B3 solid waste in the form of waste oil of 38.9 tons, the reduction and utilization of inorganic non-B3 waste of 13.2 tons, and bamboo nurseries which in 2022 will be able to produce biological diversity of 3.14.

Social Innovation is also carried out through the Bamboo Ark Program which empowers the elderly in downstreaming bamboo into skewers, bamboo vinegar, and various other derivative products.

The operational management of PTBA related to the environment is in accordance with international standards. It is characterized by ISO 14001:2015 Environmental certification held by the Company.

“We are committed to supporting the Government’s target of achieving zero emissions or Net Zero Emissions by 2060. PTBA already has a carbon management roadmap until 2050, both in the form of reducing emissions (reducing emission sources) and increasing emission absorption (increase carbon sinks),” said Arsal.

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