We (IBCSD, GBC Indonesia, ILCAN, Waste4Change, DietKantongPlastik, Universitas Pelita Harapan) are calling for the business community to sign and commits to implement zerowaste commitment at the workplace at an appropriate level in all premises under direct control at least within one year since signing the Pledge. More information about why your company should sign the pledge and the signing process can be found below.
The business case: Why sign the Pledge?
- Concern on waste: Every day Indonesia produces 120.000 ton of waste with the cost of Rp. 682.500.000,/day. The waste also causing environmental and health problem.
- In Indonesia, the waste management is regulated by UU18/08 and PP81/12. The pledge assisting companies in contributing to the implementation of the regulation.
- The pledge help business sector to responsibly minimize their environmental impact through life cycle assessment (LCA) on their supply chain gradually.
- Communicate your leadership and contribution as an environmentally enlightened and ecosystem friendly company.
- Leading the private sector practice based on the zero waste concept as one of subtarget of SDGs. The Pledge is a best way to enhance the company positioning in national and international level based on business, social, and environment commitment on zero waste practice at your company.
- Enhance the positioning of company become one of leading private sector on zero waste concerning for better environment with practice the business, social, and environment issues in contributing for SDGs goal.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the percentage of recycling, and minimize carbon footprint
- Increase efficiency and effectivity in an environmentally investment in a healthier & more productive workforce – zero waste will helpful in term of decline energy use. For every investment in waste zero management is generated more productivity and profit.
Key points on what the commitment implies
- The Waste Management Pledge is a concrete contribution that companies can make to the achievement of the societal goal of environmentally friendly to zero waste and promises and end to dumps, landfills, hazardous waste depots, and end of trash. By signing the Pledge, companies commit themselves to providing zero waste management to their employees at the workplace at an appropriate level of standard in premises under direct company control.
- Waste self-assessment is part of the pledge to ensure minimization of environmental impact. A comprehensive integrated assessment along the life cycle stages of a product will be introduced and implemented. The self-assessment aims to evaluate the environmental profile of a product, building, or service, highlighting possible hot-spots of impacts; and to evaluate the capability of self-assessment to identify the environmental benefit associated to the adoption of life-cycle management and business operation strategies, such as: ensuring short supply chain from raw material to production.
- Capacity building for pledge signatories. Use waste matrix identification to develop a waste management plan that identify the gaps, recognize the priorities, and develop the proper way to handle and manage each type of waste to be valuable for buyers.
- Policy recommendation for culture transformation. The policy that require the company to determine the best way to eliminate waste to the landfill and empower the company to implement the specific changes. Change the culture and company’s employee awareness on waste through communication (i.e newsletter, video), research, and education to the ultimate goal.
- The intention of the Pledge is not to create a new standard, or reporting requirement, rather to ensure that zero waste for employees is integrated into existing company processes, to ensure sustainable implementation and regular verification.
- The consortium does not act as an auditor to verify Pledge compliance, we rely on the good faith of each company to take the necessary measures once the Pledge is signed. However, we do set regular calls (min. every 6 months) to find out about implementation plans and progress, provide necessary support etc. Regular waste management implementation monitoring. The implementation of waste pledge will be monitored regularly every 6 months.
- We also encourage communication between companies and organize regular webinars and workshops. Some companies also act as Pledge ‘Ambassadors’and advocate towards their peers in joining this business movement.
An outline of the steps following company signature:
- Signature process and joining the pledge: If a company decides to sign the Waste Pledge, they send us a signature email from a person in the company in a position to make such a commitment.
- Company logo: The company logo is added to the list of signatories on our website
- Waste Self-assessment: The Company carries out a Waste Self-Assessment with the help of the Pledge waste Self-assessment tool (though it use is not mandatory). We strongly encourage companies to integrate these elements into existing company processes (such as internal HSE or sustainability reporting etc.), where assessments are run at an established frequency to ensure that zero waste provisions are in place.
- Action plan & implementation: Once the Waste Self-Assessment has been run and gaps have been identified, the company will address the gaps through an action plan, and The implementation of the pledge will begin with capacity building for the company on explaining the implementation of the pledge
- helpdesk provides support to individual companies on their implementation, develops case studies and sector specific guidance, gives access to the community to Waste Pledge signatories, and organizes occasional workshops and webinars
6. Corporate Culture Transformation to responsible waste management. The culture transformation shown by policy recommendation as the result of the project will be done by study, review, and monitoring result of the pledge implementation. The activity will implement the waste self-assessment towards ISO 14001:2015, to minimize waste and sustain resource.
We are waiting for your signature email to join the pledge. Simply send back the paragraph below as your commitment.
(This emails confirms that [Name of the Company] has committed to signing the ‘Responsible Waste Management Pledge. We recognize that by signing this Pledge, [Name of the Company] commits to implementing the waste management at an appropriate level of standard in all premises under our direct control at least within one year of signing the Pledge).
Should you have question, please feel free to contact us.