SBA Awards for Sustainability in the Community

SBA Awards for Sustainability in the Community

Nico Kanter when receiving the awards from The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani.

PT Vale Indonesia Tbk won the Sustainability Awards as Winner for Sustainability in the Community, the award granted by Global Initiatives, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and IBCSD (Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development). The award granted on Thursday, August 25th in Jakarta.

"This is the highest recognition for corporation operated in Indonesia, in the social program sector for the community by Sustainable Business Awards," said Nico Kanter after receiving the awards directly from The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani.

We are proud of this recognition while also gave us the challenge to sustain in regards of the awards.”

CEO Nico Kanter.

Also present on the event the Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto and Minister of National Development Planning / Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro.

According to the SBA Indonesia’s panel, PT Vale won that prestigious category for the massive change of the social program with sustainable approach. “The award we got is not solely for the company, but also for the government and community supporting it” said Basrie Kamba, Director of Communication & External Affairs PT Vale. According to Basrie, historicaly in the previous event the company received the award is a non-extractive companies.

In February last year, in the same event PT Vale granted the special recognition for Outstanding energy management in the mining sector as most of the energy that is supplied to Vale Indonesia’s smelter comes from renewable energy, while in two consecutive year PT Vale win award in Strategy & Vision (2013) and Best Water Management (2014).

Sustainable Business Award is granted to recognize each effort of the business leaders in Indonesia towards Climate Agreement-Paris, preventing global warming and also to seek the business that show the leadership and commitment for sustainability. The methodology used by SBA is the combination of bench-marking feature and the best award process to implement green strategy according to world best practice.

Beside Sustainability in Community, SBA also grant the award in ten other category: Strategy and Vision, Business Responsibility and Ethics, Workforce, Sustainability in Community, Supply Chain Management, Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality, Energy Management, Water Management, Waste Management & Material Productivity, Climate Change, dan Landuse, Biodiversity and the Environment.

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SBA Awards for Sustainability in the Community