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

Spott Forum on Forestry Transperancy in Indonesia

The workshop summarized the lessons learned from ZSL’s 2019 SPOTT assessments of 15 Indonesian timber and pulp producers, processors and traders. Presentations and group discussions provides operational guidance on how to improve SPOTT scores and communicate progress to investors and buyers. These issues was discussed in the context of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing system and voluntary certification schemes, and considering the need for progress ahead of 2020’s international conferences on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Climate Change Summit. Both of these and the recognition of sufficient progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will see 2020 as a year where buyers and investors shall be seeking more demonstrable progress by producers. Therefore, ZSL demonstrated how SPOTT can be used as a tool to retain and attract business and investment in the post-2020 context.

The workshop was attended by Dr. Ir. Rufi’i M.Sc, Director for Processing and Marketing of Forest  Products, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Sustainability directors, managers and teams, responsible for environmental and social compliance within upstream timber and pulp companies, including the 15 Indonesian companies currently assessed by SPOTT also attending the workshop.

IBCSD Visit to National Secretary of SDGS

Several agenda that were discussed in the meeting was on the involvement of private sector in the national action plan for SDGs, SDGs Award, SDGs Conference, POJK alignment on corporate sustainability reporting, and the current IBCSD’s works with BAPPENAS. As the result from the meeting, the timeline for collaborative programs between the National Secretariat of SDGs and IBCSD were identified. Hopefully the synergy between the National Secretariat of SDGs and IBCSD can accelerate the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia through the private sector.

Stepping up Business Ambition to Achieve Indonesia’s Climate Change Target

The workshop consisted of two major sessions. The first session discussed why data transparency is important to achieve Indonesia’s climate goals. And the second session discussed the private sector contribution towards ambitious climate goals. On the former, WRI Indonesia in collaboration with the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC) Japan is supporting the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in building one gate reporting platform for the emission data in Indonesia. This synergised platform is expected to lead to robust and reliable emission data that can be responsible base for decision making in the mitigation and adaptation of climate change in Indonesia.  

On the contribution of private sector towards ambitious climate goals, three resource persons shared their experiences. Pratima Divgi, Hongkong and Southeast Asia CDP Director shared CSD as international platform to enhance climate reporting data system. Oepoyo Prakoso, Sustainability Manager of PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia shared the company efforts in climate action in cement sector. The IBCSD Program Manager and External Engagement, Aloysius Wiratmo, shared current concrete initiatives of IBCSD member companies in Climate Action (SDG 13). For example, PT RAPP has initiative on measuring green gas emissions; PT Garuda Indonesia on piloting carbon trading; PT Vale on modern plant nursery and ebony conservation program; ERM on science-based targets initiative and PT APP Sinar Mas on the empowerment of community-based waste management.

Launch of Indonesia P4G National Platform

The Indonesia P4G National Platform is co-chaired by the representative from government, civil society and private sector. Ms. Shinta Kamdani, CEO Sintesa Group is the Corporate Co-Chair, Ms. Tri Mumpuni (Director of IBEKA) as Civil Society Co-Chair and Mr. Rizal Primana, Expert Staff for Development of Leading Sector Infrastructure Bappenas as Government Co-Chair. In the future, the P4G activities will be focused on five key SDG areas: food and agriculture (SDG 2), water (SDG 6), energy (SDG 7), cities (SDG 11) and circular economy (SDG 12).

In his opening remark, Minister of National DevelopMENT Planning, Suharso Monoarfa expects that P4G National Platform can contribute the low carbon development in Indonesia (LCDI). LCDI has been incorporated in the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020-2024, namely 6th national priority on building the environment, increasing resilience to disasters and climate change. “LCDI priority activities for 2020-2024 is under Priority Program 3 on the implementation of low carbon development, including sustainable energy, waste management, blue carbon, green industry and sustainable land restoration”, said Suharso Monoarfa. The Corporate Co-Chair of Shinta Kamdani, in her statement also expects that this platform can lead to concrete actions through public private and civil society partnerships that bring common concrete benefits so that such partnerships can sustain in the long run.


Inception Workshop: Developing a National Circular Economy Strategy for Indonesia

Attending the workshop: Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia; Lea Wermelin, Minister of Environment of Denmark; Shinta W. Kamdani, President of IBCSD; Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Resident Representative in Indonesia; Jeremy Oppenheim, Senior Managing Partner SYSTEMIQ.

This workshop also attended by senior leaders from the private sector, including from key focus sectors related to the food & beverage, construction, electronics, textiles and plastics; Representatives from key government agencies in Indonesia of relevance for the circular economy; and International experts on the circular economy.

12 Member Companies of IBCSD Won the SBA Awards

Overall Winner – APRIL Group

Special Award for Holistic Performance – PT L’Oréal Indonesia

Best Winner:
Strategy and Sustainability Management – APRIL Group

Sustainability in Community – PT Mondelez Indonesia

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality – APRIL Group

Flagship Initiatives – PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk.

Best SME – PT RePal International Indonesia

Special recognitions:

Workforce – PT Multibintang Indonesia

Sustainability in Community – East West Seed Indonesia

Energy Management – APP Sinar Mas

Water Management – PT L’Oréal Indonesia

Supply Chain – Nestlé Indonesia

Business Responsibility & Ethics – PT Vale Indonesia

SDGs Category Awards:

UN SDG 4 (Quality Education) – APRIL Group

UN SDG 10 (Reduced Inequality) – PT Freeport Indonesia

UN SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institution) – PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia

*For more information and other winners, please visit SBA Indonesia 2020 official website.