Environmental Carrying Capacity Increase
Natural disasters and environmental damage are real challenges that Indonesia must address. To mitigate the effects of physical damage, such as the development of infrastructure, offices, housing, and other public service facilities, billions and trillions of rupiahs in materials are required. Experts say that hydrometeorological disasters are caused by climate change which is triggered by various human activities, such as the transfer of functions that are not in accordance with the designation, excessive exploitation of natural resources, uncontrolled logging of forests as the lungs of the world, increasingly rapid industrialization which triggers increase in greenhouse gas emissions and so on.
PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero), a public company in the country engaged in agribusiness and agro-industry, is committed to participating in environmental preservation while also encouraging an increase in the carrying capacity of the environment to support the realization of sustainable development. PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero)’s support and commitment to sustainability and strengthening of environmental carrying capacity are guided by the following regulations:: Law No. 32 of 2009 and Law No. 11 of 2021 concerning Job Creation, Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia No. 27 of 2012 concerning Environmental Permits, and so on.
In addition to the various regulations mentioned above, the Company has also adopted various certifications, such as: RSPO, ISPO, ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) , ISCC, Rainforest Alliance, dan PROPER. Along with the implementation of the various regulations above, a commitment to environmental sustainability is also implemented by Holding Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) through environmentally friendly office operations.
Climate change, defined as significant changes in climate, air temperature, and rainfall, has emerged as one of the most serious and pressing global issues in recent decades. Climate change can be produced by rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere, which cause the greenhouse gas effect. Since PTPN recognizes the importance of collaboration in addressing climate change risks to operational business, the Company refers to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations as a collaborative effort between PTPN and stakeholders. To identify physical climate risks and opportunities relevant to PTPN, the Company analyzed climate risk models from the International Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) across multiple scenarios, as well as thorough literature on the effects of climate change on the Company’s activities.
6 subtopics in particular concern environmental sustainability: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission, Use of Energy and Renewable Energy, Biodiversity & Conservation, Forest Fire Prevention and Management, Water Usage Efficiency, Waste and Pollution.