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Chandra Asri and PermataBank Completed the First Blockchain Technology  Trade Finance Transaction in Indonesia
Chandra Asri and PermataBank Completed the First Blockchain Technology  Trade Finance Transaction in Indonesia
19-11-21

Chandra Asri and PermataBank Completed the First Blockchain Technology Trade Finance Transaction in Indonesia

On 19 November 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk and PermataBank successfully launched a trade finance transaction using blockchain technology as a breakthrough for the trade financing process in Indonesia. PermataBank partners with Bangkok Bank PLC (Thailand) supported Letters of Credit issuance of Chandra Asri in Indonesia to their supplier. This transaction was completed on the Contour network within several hours compared to the traditional paper-based method. All parties achieved a significant efficiency improvement from digital information exchange, process streamlining, and transaction traceability.

In implementing this technology PermataBank collaborates with Contour, a blockchain-based company that provides services to more than 80 banks and companies across 17 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. This market-leading transaction marks the latest milestone of Chandra Asri’s Digital Transformation Program which can drive national economic growth.



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Three Awards at the Global CSR Awards 2021 for Commitment to Sustainable Development

16 Nov 2021
Three Awards at the Global CSR Awards 2021 for Commitment to Sustainable Development
16-11-21

Three Awards at the Global CSR Awards 2021 for Commitment to Sustainable Development

On 16 November 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk won three awards at the annual Global CSR Summit & Awards 2021 which was held virtually. In the event, Chandra Asri received the Best Environment Excellence award in the Gold category, the CSR Leadership Award in the Gold category, and the Best Community Program in the Bronze category.

One of the awards in the Best Environment Excellence category was given for Chandra Asri's initiative in environmentally friendly technology to gradually switch to renewable energy in the factory environment. The company took an initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by building a PV (photovoltaic) solar panel installation on the factory roof that is capable of generating approximately 1,500 Megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually. The CSR Leadership Award was given to President Director Chandra Asri Erwin Ciputra, in a series of initiatives framed under the theme “Impactful CSR Leadership through Sustainability Development and Community Empowerment”. While in the Best Community Program category, Chandra Asri took a role in providing a positive impact on the community through infrastructure development in the form of iron girder bridges located in four different locations, namely Curug Bandung Village, Pasauran Village, Sajira Village in Lebak Regency, and Tangkilsari Village in Pandeglang Regency.

Chandra Asri Develops Integrated Plastic Waste Management through IPST ASARI

02 Nov 2021
Chandra Asri Develops Integrated Plastic Waste Management through IPST ASARI
02-11-21

Chandra Asri Develops Integrated Plastic Waste Management through IPST ASARI

On 2 November 2021, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk inaugurates integrated waste management by building community capacity through the Integrated Waste Management Industry-Managing Waste Independently (Industri Pengelolaan Sampah Terpadu-Atasi Sampah, Kelola Mandiri or IPST ASARI) in Cilegon, Banten. This initiative is one of Chandra Asri’s efforts to support the Indonesian Government’s effort in reducing the accumulation of waste in landfills and waste that end up in the oceans by 70% in 2025 through the circular economy approach. The Mayor of Cilegon, Helldy Agustian, together with related stakeholders also attended the inauguration of IPST ASARI as well as appreciated the program carried out by Chandra Asri.

IPST ASARI's operations can help to overcome waste accumulation by collecting plastic waste from the surrounding environment such as households, schools, commercial areas, large industries as well as small and medium industries, and fishermen.  The waste is managed at IPST ASARI will be sold to the recycling industry and also processed into another resource, namely BBM Plas.

The operation of IPST ASARI is managed by the surrounding community who are members of KSM Sehati Maju Bersama. They were provided with special training to operate plastic waste management at IPST ASARI. By strengthening community capacity, it is expected that the benefits of waste management can be obtained sustainably.

Coral Reef Transplant Program in Banten Bay

19 Oct 2021
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.

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.