Consistently applying eco-friendly concept, Pupuk Kaltim Port wins Green Port Award 2022

Bisnis.comBONTANG-PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Pupuk Kaltim) won another award Port Vert Trophies 2022 from the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves) for the implementation of environmentally friendly port management in the company’s special terminal area. The award was received by Pupuk Kaltim, Vice President of Ports and Shipping, Sidiq Purnomo Nugroho, at the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Building, Wednesday (28/12/2022).

Sidiq said the award was won for the second time based on an assessment by the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, where the special terminal for Pupuk Kaltim was found to have met all the criteria. green port on management aspects, technical aspects such as ports, K3 environmental and energy aspects, as well as digitization aspects with an achievement of 80.97%.

He said he was the first company in Indonesia to win Green Port Award in 2019, Pupuk Kaltim continues to be committed to improving environmentally friendly port governance which refers to Guidelines for Green Ports and Assessment tools. This standard has been a guideline for Pupuk Kaltim since 2018, as it concerns export activities that require the company’s ports to have standards green harbor which is internationally recognized.

“Environmentally friendly port management has had a positive and significant impact on the sustainability of Pupuk Kaltim’s business processes, so various improvements have been made in its management,” Sidiq said.

He explained that obtaining the Green Port Award 2022 is also a manifestation of Pupuk Kaltim’s success in monitoring the evaluation of environmental management programs, which have been carried out in the company’s port area in recent years. One of them is the implementation of healthy ports according to the regulation number 44 of the Minister of Health of 2014.

“Similarly, in the future, Pupuk Kaltim will continue to assess and improve services in the company’s port area, so that compliance with green and smart port criteria can be more optimal,” said Sidiq. .

Several novelties green and smart ports Pupuk Kaltim’s implementations so far include the use of electric cranes, the replacement of conventional lighting with LEDs, carrying out emissions tests for port operational vehicles and the presence of live plants in the ‘working environment.

Additionally, Pupuk Kaltim also uses eco-friendly paint, optimizes natural lighting and creates artificial lighting to maintain eye health and be productive in implementing green buildings. In addition, avoid the use of ozone-depleting substances and replace the use of fossil energy with electrical energy (shore power), as an implementation Shore power connection in a special terminal.

“Pupuk Kaltim is committed to ensuring that programs related to environmentally friendly port operations comply with the requirements of the standards. green harbor. Including its leadership, Pupuk Kaltim continues to implement it continuously every year,” Sidiq explained.

According to Sidiq, there are four main criteria for readiness green harbor implemented by Pupuk Kaltim, especially in the aspect of management in accordance with Government Regulation number 61 of 2009 concerning ports, including planning, policy, promotion, management systems and community empowerment. Also, the aspect of environmental protection refers to Law Number 32 of 2009 regarding the protection and management of the environment.

In accordance with the principles Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) in corporate governance, Pupuk Kaltim ensures that the implementation of environmentally friendly port aspects will continue to be improved through concrete measures in the entire port area. Thus, in the future, the green port commitment carried out by Pupuk Kaltim will contribute more and more positively to the environment in the industrial zone of the company.

“That is why Pupuk Kaltim conducted an assessment to further gauge the level of achievement of the implementation of Green Port in all areas of the company’s Special Terminal,” Sidiq added.

The Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, thanked all the parties who won the award Green Port Award this year, and encourage other Indonesian ports to gradually meet the criteria of green ports. It is also hoped that this will further motivate all stakeholders to cooperate more intensely, in order to make Indonesia a world-class sustainable port.

According to Luhut, the implementation of green and smart ports is expected to increase the added value of ports in Indonesia, as it plays an important role as a maritime country. Moreover, Indonesia is currently the only country in Southeast Asia to be in the top 20 countries with good port performance, based on the median container ship waiting time reaching 24.9 hours. . Indonesia’s position is above other developed countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Germany, USA, Russia, Australia and Canada.

“Currently, we have completed the assessment process for 10 ports, and in the future, 149 ports will be encouraged to meet Green Port and Smart Port standards, so that Indonesian ports can compete internationally,” said said Luhut.

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