Keeping Environment Sparkling Clean

The last session on the last day of IGCN Leaders Forum 2017.

I suddenly recalled a ‘shoutout’ from my AIESEC LC UI days, which is ‘G-O-O-D J-O-B, good job, good job!’

Thanks to IGCN and successes for the future!

Last day of IGCN forum invites people from all sectors to smartly manage water and waste in Indonesia

Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) held the Business Sustainability Forum to promote better water and waste management in Indonesia.

Industries must act as leader in combatting global warming issues, which are water and waste management to achieve successful environment preservation.

Water is a very precious natural resource. Many countries have easy access to clean, natural spring water, while some other have to desalinate it first. However, due to global warming combined with inadequate management and excessive pollution, the water level is freefalling. Low levels of clean water pose large risk, so everyone must look into it to find solutions immediately.

Population number is rising rapidly, so does the consumption of clean water. Unfortunately, the supply of clean water is lower compared to the demand.

According to Dewi P. Bramono, VP Environment IGCN, over 800 million people do not have access to clean and save water. In other words, 1 out of 9 people in the world have only access to filthy water.

As one of the main and busiest islands in Indonesia, Java               is in critical levels regarding water demand. Ir. Agus Suprapto Kusmulyono, Ministry of public works and housing directorate general of water resources said during the forum that the water demand is around 78.263 billion m3, whereas the supply only 30.569 billion m3.

Knowing the need for clean water is at an alarming rate, people are asking what have been and will be done for water management?

People are taking steps to support water management. For instance, Ms. Debora R. Tjandrakusuma Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Nestle Indonesia explained how Nestle depends on water, so they ensure sustainable water management is practiced.reducing water usage in production, waste water treatment plant, and rain water harvesting to be used for factory operation non-production,” she said.

The Indonesian government never cease to jump in and help as well. Mr. Agus added that the government is planning to build 65 dams until 2019 to support water security, food security and energy/ power security.

Besides water management, we also have to deal with our waste properly to have a sustainable life.

Managing waste is better when it involves collaborative work. Even though there are many types of waste, people could manage the waste they generate easier if everyone is on the same page.

Adequate waste management requires collaborative work among communities. It is a surprisingly large problem, so it would be a burden to bear alone. Marta Muslin – Management Board, Eco Flores for Responsible Tourism Development and Environment (Waste) explained how waste management must be done by everyone collectively – having the same strategy and initiative, that is.

Collective strategy has to be supported by innovative thinking. “We have to be innovative and be engaged with the recycling industry and garbage collectors,” she explained how innovation and engagement with people working every day in managing waste may result in unthinkable methods.

The number of waste is huge, and the types are various. There are different types of waste, such as organic, non-organic, food and garden waste, and e-waste. Most people do not realize that e-waste is produced from their appliances, such as kitchen appliances and mobile phone. “The waste of technology is improving. It is a growing concern which we must take care properly,” said Budianto Iskandar – Director, Service Division, PT Datascript.

It is the duty of the public to manage their waste correctly under government regulations. Without proper management, nature will be gone, and the world will disappear in the near future. Partnership is required between the society, the workers, industry leaders, government, and NGOs to ensure both waste and water management would be successfully managed.

“Renewing our commitment to conserve nature is not a matter of choice. It is imperative to prepare resilient community to face challenges. It would need partnership of all sectors to stop global warming, because if the temperature is growing, all the creatures will be extinct,” said Ir. Agus Justianto, MSc., senior advisor to the Minister of the Environment and Forestry.

 Day-3: Thursday, 19 October 2017, Afternoon Session: 01.15 PM – 05.00 PM

Business Sustainability Forum


Topic Invited Speakers
Introduction Video  UN Global Compact
Welcome Note Dewi P. Bramono VP Environment, IGCN & Deputy Director, Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper
Special Address Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Ph.D Director, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and UNESCO Representative for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste
Keynote Speech Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc Minister of Environment and Forestry
Panel Discussion 1: “Water Sustainability” Ir. Imam Santoso, M.Sc Director General, Directorate of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works
Debora TjandrakusumaLegal and Corporate Affairs Director, Nestlé Indonesia
Elim SritabaDirector Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper
Agustinus Prasetyantoko, Ph.DAdvisor, IGCN & Rector, Atma Jaya Catholic University Indonesia
Moderator: Sinta Kaniawati Secretary General, IGCN & GM, Unilever Foundation
Testimony Pasukan Biru & Pasukan Oranye DKI Jakarta
Panel Discussion 2: “Waste Management” Marta Muslin Management Board, Eco Flores for Responsible Tourism Developmentand Environment (Waste)
Triyono Representative, PRAISE
Bryan David Emil Tilaar President Director, PT Martina Berto, Tbk.
Budianto Iskandar Director Service Division, PT Datascrip
Moderator: Totok Amin Soefijanto, Ed.D Deputy Rector, Academic, Research and Students, Paramadina University
Global to Local Pilot Project: “Ubud Bebas Sampah 2020” Joseph Dharmabrata Advisor, IGCN and CEO & Chairman, PT Trans Javagas Pipeline
Signing Agreement: “Project Pulau Pari Phase 2” Lead by: Librian AngraeniChair, Indonesia Water Mandate Working Group & Sustainability

& Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper

Closing Remarks “Our Action: Above and Beyond” Y. W. JunardyPresident, IGCN
Master of Ceremony: Aryo WisnuwardhanaProgram Manager – Development, IGCN

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