Jakarta, December 18, 2017- Danone-AQUA has been awarded one Golden PROPER award and eight green PROPER from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia for its commitment and achievement in applying environmentally-friendly production processes and conducting ethical and responsible business to the community consistent. Gold PROPER award was handed over by Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, to AQUA Mambal Plant on Monday 18 December 2017 at the Vice Presidential Palace in Jakarta. On the same occasion, the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, also handed over eight green PROPER to AQUA Mekarsari Factory, AQUA Babakan Pari Factory, Citningup AQUA (TIV) Factory, Citereup AQUA (AGM) Factory, AQUA Wonosobo Plant, AQUA Pandaan Plant, AQUA Airmadidi Plant and Klaten AQUA Plant.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry every year routinely held PROPER assessment which is a form of government effort in encouraging the obedience of companies in Indonesia to the regulation of environmental management as well as measuring the company's sustainability performance through various initiatives that have been done. This year, as many as 1819 companies from various industries throughout Indonesia followed the PROPER assessment process. Of these 19 companies successfully achieved the gold PROPER title and 150 companies successfully achieved green PROPER predicate.
Since 2011, selected factories of Danone-AQUA have been regularly undergoing environmental performance and sustainability program audits as a prerequisite for PROPER assessment. This year, three Danone-AQUA factories, namely AQUA Mambal Factory, AQUA Mekarsari Factory, and AQUA Pandaan Plant, managed to get a chance as a gold PROPER winning candidate. This opportunity is given to companies that have successively achieved at least three green PROPER endowments and have met various aspects of the assessment determined by the PROPER Council.
In line with PROPER's objective, Vice President General Secretary Danone Indonesia, Vera Galuh Sugijanto explained that as a good corporate citizen, compliance with government regulations and standards on environmental performance is a must. "It is our commitment to consistently comply with applicable laws and regulations to create an environmentally friendly Company. In addition, Danone-AQUA is also committed and consistently conducting various sustainability initiatives beyond the required contribution to the environment and surrounding communities, "explained Vera.
"Consistently year after year we follow all the standards required in PROPER. This award does not make us complacent and continues to innovate in the development of environmental management programs, "added Vera. For example, continued Vera, AQUA Mambal Plant, which won the PROPER gold prize this year, has developed a biodiversity conservation initiative Ayung Lestari which is a conservation program of Watershed (Watershed) Ayung with the conservation of Curik Bali and Lebah Honey. "Another initiative by a green factory for example is the Klaten AQUA Plant which has developed the use of alternative energy in the form of refined used cooking oil as a substitute fuel for diesel fuel," he explained.
The PROPER assessment is measured by applying the principles of sustainable development in production and service processes, the implementation of environmental management systems, 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), energy efficiency, resource conservation and ethical business conduct and responsible to society through community development programs .
PROPER performance ratings are divided into five colors: Gold, Green, Blue, Red and Black. For aspects of obedience are Blue, Red and Black. While the criteria for assessing aspects that are categorized more than required (beyond compliance) are Green and Gold.
Rank In PROPER
PROPER has several assessment criteria in which each assessment result is ranked according to the result of its assessment that is:
- GOLD It has consistently demonstrated environmental excellence in the production and / or service process, conducting ethical and responsible business to society
- GREEN Has performed environmental management beyond the requirements of the regulations (beyond compliance) through the implementation of environmental management systems, efficient use of resources through the efforts of 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recovery), and undertake social responsibility (CSR / Comdev ) the good one.
- BLUE Has undertaken the required environmental management efforts in accordance with prevailing laws and regulations.
- RED The environmental management efforts undertaken are not in accordance with the requirements as stipulated in legislation and in the stages of implementing administrative sanctions
- BLACK Accidentally commit acts and or perform negligence involving pollution and / or environmental damage as well as violation of prevailing laws and regulations or not implementing administrative sanctions