20 September 2018, PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI) handover supports taking form as 4 sewing machines for Maju Terus Mangunreja Coop, donation for Mangunreja Village’s Community Center refinement, and socialization regarding the utilization of non-hazardous waste in Mangunreja Village Office Hall, Serang, Banten. These supports aimed to serve Maju Terus Mangunreja Coop who’s currently developing a business for dust cloth production and empowering the locals through community center refinement and socialization. SMI wish to lift up the locals’ living standards by providing these aids.
Tackling garbage problems can be started with simple initiatives ranging from disposing trash properly, sorting out the trash, up to implementing the reuse and recycle concepts. Concern with garbage problems, Chandra Asri encourages employees to participate in World Clean Up Day 2018 which falls under 15 September 2018. Not only becoming part of world’s largest clean-up movement that involve 350 million volunteers in 150 countries, Chandra Asri perceives World Clean Up Day 2018 as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of trash-sorting to people. Chandra Asri is also delighted to be part of 13 million Indonesian World Clean Up Day 2018 volunteers.
8 August 2018, Chandra Asri through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, dispatches humanitarian aid to Lombok earthquake survivors. The humanitarian aid are stored in Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport under Posko Bencana Gempa Lombok, the organizing committee for humanitarian aid, initiated by Indonesia National Arm Forces. Chandra Asri sends 300 blanket, 336 boxes of baby food and 960 pcs of diapers. These aids are expected able to lift the burden of the survivors who currently are on refuge. With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with Lombok.
CAP enters the list of Indonesia’s Best Practice of Corporate University 2018, SWA Magazine version for Manufacturing & Processing category. Through this award, CAP’s learning and development system is believed to have integrate the ideal development methodology and implement the Learning Value Chain. This announcement is featured in SWA Magazine No. 11, 25 May – 5 June edition. CAP scored “good” in overall assessment, yet stand out for learning need analysis, learning design and learning delivery with “very good” score. This award certainly gives encouragement to CAP to make more achievement (continuous improvement principle) and to keep increasing our human resources’ capacities.
On 3 July 2018, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) with Ministry of Public Work and Public Housing (PUPR) inaugurate the implementation of asphalt plastic road within 6.372 m2 CAP’s Plant areal sited in Cilegon, Banten. This asphalt plastic program is part of CAP’s sustainability program and a form of support to government’s target to reduce plastic waste to 70% by 2025.
The Asphalt Plastic is made of common asphalt material but with a mix of cut-up plastic waste, type of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) that takes form of plastic bag. In order to cover the needs of cut-up plastic waste, CAP also work hand-in-hand with Indonesian Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS) and Indonesian Plastic Recycle Association (ADUPI).
Research conducted by Ministry of PUPR towards asphalt plastic trial in several cities, indicated that the addition of plastic component towards the asphalt mix could increase asphalt deformation resistance level, thus it is less prone to crack or more durable. Hence, the implementation of asphalt plastic is expected to be one of effective solutions toward plastic waste problem.