On 14 February 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk and City Government of Cilegon, signed memorandum of understanding for the implementation of 10 kilometers long road in Cilegon, Banten with mixture of used plastic bag in its asphalt. The memorandum of understanding was being signed by President Director of Chandra Asri, Bapak Erwin Ciputra and Acting Mayor of Cilegon, Bapak Edi Ariadi. This cooperation affirms Chandra Asri’s commitment on supporting the government’s goal to reduce 70% plastic waste in the ocean by 2025.
Chandra Asri will support with 30 tonnes of shredded used plastic bag for the asphalt mixture, which road construction then be implemented by City Government of Cilegon. According to the research of Ministry of Public Work and Public Housing (PUPR), the plastic road has 40% stronger stability compared to normal road. Through this cooperation, Chandra Asri wishes to change public perception on the value of waste, thus public could be wiser in managing waste, especially plastic waste.
On 11 February 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, with Happy Hearts Indonesia inaugurated PAUD Widuri that is located in Kubangsari, Ciwandan District, CIlegon, Banten. PAUD Widuri was inaugurated by Chandra Asri Manufacturing Director, Bapak Somkoun Sriwattagaphong and Happy Hearts Indonesia Development Director, Bapak Lusman Yunarto. PAUD Widuri, is one of Chandra Asri CSR program beneficiaries in education pillar. Prior to the renovation, PAUD Widuri was located on one of the resident’s backyard with no proper infrastructure to support the education.
Now PAUD Widuri has its own building with two comfortable classrooms, infrastructures and playing area for the children. These infrastructures are expected to be able to cater cheerful and creative childhood, thus it leaves good memory on how fun learning could be and in the latter, children from PAUD Widuri could share the same trait of eager and love to learn.
On 12 January 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk held socialization related to natural disasters handling, attended by Head of BNPB, TNI Lieutenant General Doni Monardo, to deliver the information on the importance of disaster mitigation education, especially earthquakes and tsunamis that are prone Banten’s Sunda Strait region. The disaster mitigation socialization was also attended by the Head of BMKG, Director General of Cipta Karya PUPR, Head of Center for PVMBG, Deputy 1,2, and 3 BNPB, Echelon 1 Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, KKP, LIPPI, BPPT, local Wantanas Forkompimda.
On this occasion, several topics related to natural disasters handlingwas also delivered by various experts, ranging from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the National Disaster Management Agency, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Hydro-Oceanographic Center of the Indonesian Navy and the Geological Agency with each of them provides synergistic presentation in accordance with the field. The synergy of various parties is important to do thus industrial area is more prepared with natural disasters.
On 8 January 2019, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) distributes humanitarian aid to Cilegon City Government and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) for Kabupaten Pandeglang following the Sunda Strait tsunami in last year’s December. These aids are being handed-over directly to Acting Mayor of Cilegon, Drs. H. Edi Ariadi, M.Si in his office and witnessed by various stakeholders from Cilegon.
Humanitarian aid for people impacted will divided through two phase, Initial phase and long-term phase. The initial phase or emergency phase are channeled through Cilegon City Government and Indonesian Red Cross, by focusing to cater the pressing needs first. The long-term phase would be under the recovery process, where CAP will cooperate with Habitat for Humanity to build temporary shelter and sanitary facilities such are toilet and bathroom.
On 22 December 2018, tsunami hit the coastal region of Anyer and Banten. In response to the disaster, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk's employees swiftly collect donations to support pressing needs in the impacted area. The CSR team went directly to impacted locations, assessed the tsunami’s survivor needs, distribute staple needs such are food, hygiene kit, baby and toddler needs and medicines. Hoped this assistance can ease the burden and provide support to help the Anyer and Banten civilians reorganize their life after this disaster.
On 27 December 2018 PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI), a subsidiary of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, received Green category for Corporate Performance Rating Program in Environmental Management (PROPER) in Bidakara, Jakarta. This award was handed-over by Ibu Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia to Bapak Syafri Rustam, GM Styrene Production SMI. The green category of PROPER received by SMI is an improvement from Blue category attained in 2017. This year PROPER evaluation resulted with 155 out of 1906 companies awarded with green category. SMI will continue to maintain and improve this achievement and committed to preserve environment through water conservation, energy efficiency, emission reduction, waste management and further contribute to biodiversity.
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk would like to extend the deepest condolences to those affected by the tsunami which occured in Anyer and Lampung, on Saturday, 22 December 2018, at 21.27 local time. The company would like to let you know that the plant is operating as normal. Some of the plant facilities sustained a minor injury.
There is no casualty or injury to our employees. As of now, the company continues to gather information of all employees and monitor the development in the plant and the immediate areas.
The company is committed to help those affected in Anyer to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the disaster. Sending prayers for all of us.
On 21 December 2018, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk’s school assistance, SMAN 5 Cilegon was successfully selected as the National Adiwiyata School. The award was held at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and was opened by the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Madam Siti Nurbaya Bakar. The awarding of a total of 279 national and independent adiwiyata schools were represented by Mr. Bambang Hendroyono as Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (LHK) and accompanied by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Chandra Asri has been accompanying the journey of SMAN 5 Cilegon since the beginning of 2013. With this award, it is also a sign of the company's commitment to continue to support the improvement of the quality of education in Cilegon.
Teachers hold very important part in the survival of civilization, due to their prominent role in passing down education from generation to generation. PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is committed to improve education quality in Banten district. Therefore the company cooperate back with Yayasan Surya Institute to provide training for Junior Highschool Mathematic & Physic Teachers in Serang District. This Batch 2 training held throughout 10 - 14 December 2018 in Hotel Grand Mangku Putra Cilegon, with 130 teachers as participants from 65 Junior High School.
On 13 December, 2018, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk along with volunteers from employees, assisted final stage construction of PAUD Widuri. This activity is the continuation from the groundbreaking and its initial phase of construction that held on 23 October. Located in Kelurahan Kubang Welut, Kecamatan Ciwandan, the building that has been fixed for approximately three months, has begun to appear in shape. Two classrooms, one teacher's room, and several playground facilities have been built in front of PAUD Widuri.
Together with Happy Hearts Fund Indonesia, the volunteers helped each other to paint PAUD Widuri buildings. The inner walls of the classroom, the outer walls of the classroom, and the playground area are the target of painting by volunteers from 9am to around 1pm.
The help from volunteers to finish the final stage of construction is expected to increase enthusiasm and optimism of PAUD Widuri students and teachers in the learning process, hence would improve the quality of education in Cilegon.