IBCSD Launches Book on the Business Contribution to Achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production (SDGs 12)

Sustainable Consumption and Productions strive to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, increase resource efficiency, and promote sustainable lifestyles which also can contribute substantially to poverty alleviation and the transition towards low-carbon and green economies.  A better understanding of the business’s value chain, product life cycles, environmental and social impacts of products and services are needed to lead and have the greatest potential to interfere, improve and make an impact while improving well-being.

 

Read the business contribution for more inspirations and insight here!

IBCSD TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business Publication

This draft of TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business has been translated in Bahasa to support agri-food businesses in Indonesia to apply the capitals approach. Although, the layout of this translation deviates from the original version and will be updated in the final version.  In 2022, the final version of the Guidelines in Bahasa will take into account the feedback provided during the roundtables consultation.

The Guidelines:

TEEBAgriFood-Operational-Guidelines – Bahasa translation

Skill for Green Jobs in Indonesia

This report hopefully can contribute and offer a sound baseline to the continuing dialogue and engagement efforts among the tripartite partners. As Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste stated, human capital & skills development is key priority of the government, and linking this to the country’s sustainability goals is a timely contribution to ongoing implementation of Indonesia’s long-term development plans. The information herein can be used as a starting point for current discussions, to reinvigorate the interest among key stakeholders, who are actively charting the country’s transition to a greener economy.

Please find the report here: wcms_706947.pdf (ilo.org

Earth Day Webinar in Midst of COVID-19: Sustainable Sourcing

The Sustainable Procurement Guide covers five commodity procurement focuses, namely oil palm, wood and paper, seafood, plastics and energy and consists of three parts namely on the concept of sustainability and its benefits; steps that companies need to go through to achieve sustainable procurement; and self-assessment to measure the company’s readiness to implement sustainable procurement.

As a start, PT Hero Supermarket Tbk, PT Wahana Citra Nabati, PT L’Oreal Indonesia, PT Tetra Pak Indonesia, PT Graha Bumi Hijau (Tessa), PT Narendra Lentera Adisakti (Alila Hotel Solo), PT Faber-Castell International Indonesia, PT Foods and Beverages Indonesia (Chatime), and PT Lion Super Indo, have stated their commitment to support the implementation of this guide.

This guide was launched in the midst of the alleged Covid-19 pandemic, one of which, originated from zoonosis, which is the transmission of the virus from wildlife to humans. Zoonoses can occur directly due to wildlife meat sales and consumption activities, and indirectly from commodity production and consumption activities that ignore environmental impacts and thus create environmental conditions that are conducive to mutations and the spread of viruses.

The Reporting Exchange: Global Resource For SR

The Reporting Exhange is a free online platform that connects companies and relevant stakeholders to reliable, comparable information on sustainability reporting requirements, resources and indicators. It provides in-depth and up to date coverage across over 70 sectors in 60 different countries including sustainability reporting resources and requirements for Indonesia.

To find out more, visit the Reporting Exchange at www.reportingexchange.com

COVID-19 Prevention

There is also a WhatsApp-based chatbot service dedicated for adolescent and youth under U-reporter platform with reliable information on Covid-19. Simply send message “Corona” to WA 0811 900 4567.

The overwhelming information that are flooding the social media and internet has increase challenges to screen which are valid and false. Therefore, this official kit from UNICEF will be useful for employers to download videos and graphs available at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public for use in internal communications with workers (intranet, alerts in apps, SMS).

 For employees, some steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be found in the WHO Guidance for the Public.

The link for the full guideline in the link below.

 

Meanwhile other source provided by the Government of Indonesia can be also our reference. You can check it on this link. 

Thank you for helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Guideline:

Guidance to Employers regarding COVID19

Call For Private Sector in Response to the Rapidly Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s time for businesses to take concrete and decisive action that will not only mitigate the impact of the health crisis, but also ensure that the well-being of people. It needs continuous commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance that was just launched in October 2019 has been aimed for. That will lay the foundation for resilient and robust societies.

We hope that you, your families and your colleagues are safe and well.

ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19

At IBCSD, we believe that the health of staff, members and partners is our priority. Therefore, currently until undetermined time, we also apply a policy of working remotely from home to reduce the risk of transmission of this pandemic. All staff are expected to be able to continue working at home, except when there are urgent matters that cannot be done remotely. We will continue to operate effectively during this time, and you can still contact us at [email protected].

 If you have a scheduled meeting with IBCSD in the coming weeks, our staff will contact you to reschedule or arrange a teleconference. We hope that everything that happens right now does not make us panic, but is alert, and continues to hope that everything will return to normal soon. Our best regards to all your colleagues and family at home.

 

March 17th, 2020.

Indah Budiani, Executive Director