The Green rating on the Company Performance Rating Program in Environmental Management (PROPER) 2022 which was awarded to one of the subsidiaries of PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk. (ITM), PT Jorong Barutama Greston (JBG), has been a sweet 2022 year-end gift for the Company. JBG managed to maintain its Green rating for the second year in a row. Previously, in 2021 the PROPER assessment conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) also granted JBG a Green rating.
The Green rating on PROPER indicates that JBG is considered capable of carrying out environmental management beyond what is required by law, as well as contributing significantly to community development around the operational area. The results of the assessment and award of the 2022 Green PROPER certificate, as outlined in the Decree of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No SK.1299/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/12/2022, were carried out at Istana Merdeka on December 29, 2022. A total of 3,200 companies operating in Indonesia participated in the 2022 PROPER assessment.
“We should be proud of this achievement because the criteria for being granted the Green PROPER are getting higher every year. On the other hand, we must compete with thousands of companies throughout Indonesia. Thank God, thanks to the hard work and collaboration, we managed to stand out among 12 companies in the coal mining sector or 170 companies in all business sectors in Indonesia that received a Green rating this year PROPER," said Pak Rizali Rakhman, HSEC Head of JBG.
In her remarks at the PROPER 2022 announcement and award ceremony, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya expressed her appreciation to companies that have contributed at their best to help protect Indonesia's environment and nature and empower communities through sustainable empowerment programs. On this occasion, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya also encouraged the private sector to improve their environmental management performance to develop and experience a process of continuous improvement according to developments and needs in society and science.
“This achievement is the result of the good collaboration of all functions and lines in the Company. However, we all must remember that achieving Green PROPER should not make us complacent. This is strengthening motivation for us to work even better, more innovatively, and collaboratively to achieve better performance. Hopefully, with a strong commitment and good performance in managing the environment, implementing good governance principles, and contributing more significantly to empowering society, we will be able to achieve the Gold PROPER rating in the coming year," said Pak I Gede Widiada, KTT JBG, in his remarks at the Safety Management Talk on the beginning of 2023.