PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk provides 15 units of fiber boats and 28 units of ketinting machines to 43 fishermen in Pangaradan Village, Anyar District, Serang Regency, and Tanjung Leneng, Ciwandan District, Cilegon City on 15 December 2020. The ceremony was held on the coast of Pangaradan by implementing the COVID-19 health protocol as recommended by the local government and was attended directly by the Head of the Banten Police, Banten Military Resort Commander, Banten Commander of the Indonesian Navy Base, the Regent of Serang, and other government officials.
On the same occasion, Chandra Asri also distributed assistance in the form of food packages as a form of company concern during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the west wind season which limits the opportunities for fishermen to go to sea. The company will also invite fishermen to collect plastic waste from the ocean. Furthermore, the waste that has been collected will be further processed using the pyrolysis method into fuel oil (Plast fuel) which can be used as a substitute for gasoline or diesel which can be used by fishermen to go to sea.
As a part of support in increasing literacy starting at an early age, Chandra Asri through the Literacy Corner Program donated books and bookshelves to seven schools located in the area around the company's operations, consisting of 4 PAUD and 3 Elementary Schools. Three PAUD are partner schools which previously received class rebuilding assistance along with school facilities. A total of 499 books were donated for this program and 43 of them were the result of employee donations in the Year End Giving 2019 program last December.
As a growth partner for the Government, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is committed to continuously provide plastic waste management education to society. On 12 February 2020, Astra International and its subsidiary visited Chandra Asri Site Office in Cilegon.
Through this visit, Astra International employees were allowed to study the plastic waste management program that has been implemented by Chandra Asri, which is a plastic asphalt road. The participants of the activity were explained the materials of plastic asphalt as an alternative solution through plastic waste issues. Throughout 2019, Chandra Asri has successfully implemented 22 kilometers of plastic asphalt by utilizing 18.8 million pieces of plastic bag waste.
From this activity, good cooperation is expected to be established between Chandra Asri and Astra International of managing plastic waste in Indonesia.
Early in 2020, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk held an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, on 5 February, at Wisma Barito Pacific, Jakarta. The meeting was led by Mr. Djoko Suyanto, as President Commissioner, and was attended by the Board of Commissioners and Directors Chandra Asri.
The majority of shareholders approved Chandra Asri's plan to increase capital by giving Pre-emptive Rights to the Company's shareholders through the Limited Public Offering III mechanism.
In addition, the meeting also approved the amendment to the provisions of Article 4 paragraph (2) of the Company's articles of association regarding the Company's issued and paid-up capital, in connection with the realization of the additional capital by giving HMETD to shareholders through the mechanism of Limited Public Offering III.
This year began with a proud achievement from PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI), a subsidiary of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk. On 8 January 2020, SMI received the Green category award in the Corporate Performance Rating Program in Environmental Management (PROPER). The award was handed-over by Ibu Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia. This award is a Green category for the third time. This achievement is certainly proof of the company's commitment in managing the environmental management system, energy and water efficiency, reducing the burden of wastewater, reducing emissions, protecting biodiversity, 3R of B3 waste and non-B3 solid waste, and implementing community empowerment programs (CSR).
Based on its commitment to become a growth partner for community around the company, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical provided aids for the flood victims in Banten Province which was directly received symbolically by the Governor of Banten Province, Mr. Wahidin Halim, on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The assistance for the flood victims comes in the form of 1,500 packages of sanitary kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste) and 1,500 packages of baby kit (wet tissue, pampers and baby food), which will be distributed directly by the Banten Province government to the most affected areas, including Lebak District, Tangerang City, and South Tangerang.