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Coral Reef Transplant Program in Banten Bay
Coral Reef Transplant Program in Banten Bay
19-10-21

Coral Reef Transplant Program in Banten Bay

Coral reefs are one of the ecosystems that are very influential on the condition of the sea to the coast. Damage to coral reefs can eliminate fish populations, change coastal profiles, reduce freshwater stocks on small islands, and have an impact on reducing the income of coastal communities. Seeing the importance of coral reef rehabilitation in marine waters, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk in collaboration with the Sukarame Underwater Nature Group (KABL) and Experts from the Fisheries College LPSPL Serang, implemented the Coral Reef Transplantation Program in the Northern Waters of Panjang Island, Banten Bay, with the coordinates of -5,92057197355 South Latitude and 106, 16101297500 East Longitude. This program has been carried out since April 2020 as a form of Chandra Asri's contribution to the protection of marine and coastal ecosystems.

In this program, a total of 1,250 coral reef seedlings were transplanted on 25 rack units with the Shelf and Cast Hybrid System. Coral reef seedlings that were transplanted were Acropora sp. with a branching growth form consisting of 6 species, including Acropora carduus, Acropora cervicurnis, Acropora formosa, Acropora grandis, Acropora intermedia, and Acropora pulchra.

Monitoring the results of coral reef transplants is carried out every month to measure the growth rate of coral reefs on 25 shelf units. Measurement of growth was carried out using a simple random sampling method, in which the minimum total sample measured based on the Slovin formula was 125 samples. It shows positive results from coral reef transplantation activities, namely an increase in average height every month.

In addition to monitoring the average height, observations were also made on the Survival Rate (SR) indicator showing the survival rate of coral reefs, namely the percentage of the number of coral reefs that are still alive to the total number of coral reefs transplanted. The average survival rate (SR) of coral reefs is more than 90%. This shows that the implementation of coral reef transplantation is going well.

Coral reef transplants made as Artificial Coral Reef have become a living habitat for associated biota, both as a home for coral reef biota, a nursery ground for fish as well as a habitat for large fish and various megabenthos.

Marine biota found in coral reef transplant areas during monitoring in 2020 and 2021 included one seahorse (Hippocampus spinossisimus), stingray (Taeniura Lymma), jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), clam (Perna viridis), snail (Druplla sp.), starfish (Culcita sp.), rock fish (Synanceia verrucosa), reef fish (Epinephelus sp., Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Amblyglyphidodon curacao), Angle Fish, Nudi Branch, and Tetralia crab.

Shellfish (Bivalves) which are filter feeder biota can be an indicator biota for the presence of sedimentation in these waters. The presence of Bivalves can also help clean the surrounding seawater from dissolved sedimentary particles. Besides Bivalves, several Sponge, Algae, and other types of biota were also found.



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Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program by Chandra Asri

16 Oct 2021
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program by Chandra Asri
16-10-21

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program by Chandra Asri

On 16 October 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk together with Kencana Hospital carried out a free COVID-19 vaccination program for the public in the Cilegon City, especially Cibeber District. This vaccination program is the second phase where the first phase was held on 11 and 18 September 2021. Located at the Chandra Asri Sports Hall, the second stage of the vaccination program was attended by more than 1,000 people. The Mayor of Cilegon, Helldy Agustian was also present at this vaccination program, expressed his appreciation for Chandra Asri's contribution in suppressing the spread of COVID-19 in Cilegon City.

Chandra Asri has held a COVID-19 vaccination program for 8 times which has been held in stages every month since August 2021 and has been attended by a total of more than 4,000 people. This vaccination program is a manifestation of Chandra Asri's commitment to supporting public health and safety, especially in the Cilegon City area in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chandra Asri Successfully Wins Subroto Award in the Field of Energy Efficiency 2021

28 Sep 2021
Chandra Asri Successfully Wins Subroto Award in the Field of Energy Efficiency 2021
28-09-21

Chandra Asri Successfully Wins Subroto Award in the Field of Energy Efficiency 2021

On 28 September 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, represented by the Puloampel Site Office, won the 2021 Subroto Energy Efficiency Award organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The awarding night was held virtually, coinciding with the 76th Mining and Energy Day.

Chandra Asri SO Puloampel is considered successful in carrying out special innovations in the Energy Management category in Industry and Building for the project "Energy Saving in Coal Boiler Operations with Innovations in Economizer & Air Preheater and Optimization of Coal Procurement with an Acceptance Ratio of 70% Fine and 30% Nut".

In this event, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said that the Subroto Award is the highest in the energy and mineral resources sector given to stakeholders who have performed the best.

Protection of Biodiversity at Kehati Asri Conservation

23 Sep 2021
Protection of Biodiversity at Kehati Asri Conservation
23-09-21

Protection of Biodiversity at Kehati Asri Conservation

Biodiversity is one of the important factors in the life and stability of ecosystems. Understanding the importance of managing the impact of its operational activities in the petrochemical sector, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is always committed to continuing to implement the Company's policies regarding Occupational Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, and Energy Management Systems in order to protect the environment. Through this policy, the Company also strives to prevent pollution, mitigate climate change, optimize the use of sustainable resources, and maintain the diversity of the surrounding ecosystem.

In the implementation of biodiversity protection, Chandra Asri has policies to support Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives as well as special policies that have been directly approved and supported by the President Director. The policy is implemented by establishing the initial site for biodiversity conservation with the name Kehati Asri which is located in Gunung Sugih Village, Ciwandan District, Cilegon City. Through the maintenance of the Kehati Asri, the Company strives to continue to conduct an inventory of flora and fauna diversity.

Based on the Flora and Fauna Diversity Status Data of Kehati Asri in 2021, there are a total of 406 plants with 35 types of plants spread over an area of 7500 m2. This number increased compared to 2018 where there were only 324 plants and 23 types of plants on this land. As for the various animals released in the Kehati Asri, including 14 Javanese Bondol, 5 Cow Swallows, 2 Water Lizards, 4 Park Chameleons, 1 Garangan, and various other animals.

With the increase in the number of plants, types of plants, and animals in the Kehati Asri, the diversity of flora and fauna in the Kehati Asri continues to increase every year. Based on the 2021 Kehati Asri Diversity Index Graph, the flora diversity index has increased at 2.89. While the faunal diversity index was at 2.06 for the Aves family, 1.63 for the Herpetofauna family, and 1.1 for the Mammal family. Chandra Asri remains committed to continuing to increase this biodiversity index as a step to contribute to building a balanced ecosystem.

Implementing the Best Solutions to Overcome SDGs Problems, Chandra Asri Wins ISDA 2021 Awards

17 Sep 2021
Implementing the Best Solutions to Overcome SDGs Problems, Chandra Asri Wins ISDA 2021 Awards
17-09-21

Implementing the Best Solutions to Overcome SDGs Problems, Chandra Asri Wins ISDA 2021 Awards

PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk continues to contribute solutions to social, environmental problems, health, and nature conservation. This is following the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Chandra Asri's positive contribution received many appreciations from the 2021 Indonesia Sustainable Development Goals (ISDA) Award. The award was held at the JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta on 17 September 2021.

Chandra Asri is considered to be one of the companies that have Top Leadership. In addition, Chandra Asri also received The Most Committed Corporate for SDGs on Environment for his contribution to the environment through CSR programs in the environmental pillar.

When carrying out corporate responsibilities, Chandra Asri is committed to three principles: People, Planet, Profit by adopting an Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach. Starting a sustainable business journey, Chandra Asri continues to improve performance and create a harmonious life with the surrounding community and environment.

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Chandra Asri Successfully Completes Rights Issue of IDR15.5 Trillion

15 Sep 2021
Chandra Asri Successfully Completes Rights Issue of IDR15.5 Trillion
15-09-21

Chandra Asri Successfully Completes Rights Issue of IDR15.5 Trillion

On 15 September 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk has successfully completed its Pre-Emptive Rights Issue, the Limited Public Offering III which has obtained an effective statement from the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan). All new shares issued was fully subscribed and the Company has successfully raised additional capital of IDR15.5 Trillion or USD1.1 Billion, to close one of the largest rights issue ever done in the Indonesia Stock Exchange to date.

After the rights issue, the Company's total outstanding shares increased by 3,794,366,013 shares (from 17,833,520,260 to 21,627,886,273 shares). The composition of public shares is approximately 8.2%, fulfilling the free-float requirements of the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The standby buyer underpinning the successful transaction was PT TOP Investment Indonesia, a subsidiary of Thai Oil Public Company Limited (Thaioil), the flagship refiner of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT).