- Protecting water resources by planting more than 2.5 million trees, building more than 1,300 absorption wells, building more than 57,000 biopores
- Successfully reduced carbon footprint by 2,399 tons of CO2 and carried out energy efficiency by 22,920 Giga Joules (GJ).
- In developing the circular economy, Danone-AQUA has collected 12,000 tons of used plastic bottles every year to be produced as plastic bottles and is the only bottled water company in which 70% of the business is circular.
Jakarta, 20 December 2019 - As a brand that was born in Indonesia, for more than 45 years, Danone-AQUA has always been committed to providing goodness through healthy hydration while preserving nature in a sustainable manner. One application is through the practice of Good Corporate Governance, where Danone-AQUA is committed to providing transparency from every aspect of its operations. One manifestation of this commitment is to submit reports to the public through the Danone-AQUA Sustainability Report for 2017-2018: "Bringing Goodness to the Progress of Indonesia" which explains the achievements of Danone-AQUA's sustainability vision, strategy and performance for the last two years to stakeholders. This report has also been awarded a gold category at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Rating in 2019.
Through the "One Circular Planet" approach, Danone - AQUA strives to realize sustainable business practices while being part of the solution to various social and environmental challenges. In addition, Danone-AQUA is also actively committed to helping target the achievement of the government's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are also contained in the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). For this reason, Danone-AQUA developed various sustainability initiatives to maintain circularity in three areas, namely: water resources, energy, and packaging.
In terms of protecting water resources, Danone-AQUA has carried out various initiatives to maintain the quality and quantity. Until this year, it was recorded that Danone-AQUA had planted more than 2.5 million trees, built more than 1,300 infiltration wells, built more than 57,000 biopores, and built rain harvesting facilities.
In addition, to help mitigate climate change, Danone-AQUA has also developed a program to reduce the carbon footprint by encouraging the use of renewable energy. This is also in line with Danone's global vision to be able to reduce the carbon footprint by 50% by 2030, and zero net carbon by 2050. In the 2017-2018 period, Danone - AQUA has succeeded in reducing the carbon footprint of 2,399 tons of CO2 and carrying out energy efficiency by 22,920 GJ.
Regarding packaging management, since 1973, Danone-AQUA has offered healthy hydration to millions of Indonesians through various products. Danone-AQUA was the first to introduce Gallon bottled drinking water that can be reused and recycled, and because of that 70% of Danone-AQUA's business is now fully circular. Furthermore, Danone-AQUA pioneered the first recycling program called "AQUA Cares" in 1993 as a first step towards a more circular packaging model. Currently, Danone-AQUA can collect 12,000 tons of plastic annually through 6 Recycling Business Units in Bali, Lombok, Bandung and South Tangerang.
Last year, Danone-AQUA launched the #BijakBplastik movement which strengthened the commitment to a cleaner Indonesia and supported the Indonesian government's goal to reduce waste in the ocean. Through this movement, Danone-AQUA focuses on three core aspects, namely: development of waste collection infrastructure, recycling education for consumers, product packaging innovation. These three core aspects aim to help achieve the Danone-AQUA ambition in 2025 to collect more plastic than is used, to use 100% recyclable, reusable or biodegradable packaging, and to increase the proportion of recycled content in packaging to 50%.
Regarding these initiatives, Karyanto Wibowo, Sustainability Development Director, Danone Indonesia said "Sustainability is at the core of our business. Therefore, Danone-AQUA succeeded in becoming the first FMCG company in Indonesia that was certified by B Corp. With this certification, we always strive to develop various initiatives to achieve the highest standards of social and environmental performance. This also supports the Company's vision of "One Planet One Health" where we believe that health is also determined by a healthy lifestyle and environment, "explained Karyanto.
Karyanto Wibowo added that the aim of Danone-AQUA is to build a balanced, profitable and sustainable business growth model that creates long-term value for stakeholders.
Ali Darwin, the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) said there were three signals in Danone's sustainability report. "The first level of Danone's performance in the economic, environmental and social fields. Second, the impact of Danone's operations on the environment and society includes what efforts are made to overcome the negative impacts. Then the third, sustainability report signals Danone's level of contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an initiative of the world community aimed at protecting the earth and the future of humans, "explained Ali Darwin.