Indonesian palm oil company Asian Agri has been named as the best first-time performers in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Hong Kong and Southeast Asia Award 2018, the company said on Friday (1/2).
Asian Agri which manages some 100,000 hectares of plantation in Indonesia, topped the list of 173 companies that took part in the Carbon Disclosure Project for the first time, a company release said.
“We are really proud to get this Best First Time Performance Award. As a new participant in this program, this achievement reflects the seriousness of our company’s commitment to implementing sustainability practices because the company keeps a close relationship with the environment and sustainability. It is, therefore, an important matter in our business and the main pulse of our operation,” said Bernard A. Riedo, Asian Agri Director for Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations said in the release.
CDP is an independent non-profit organization that runs a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states, and regions to measure and manage environmental impacts. The organization works together with more than 7,000 companies across the globe in measuring, disclosing, managing and sharing strategies on climate handling, greenhouse gas emission, and information on water and energy use.
Besides providing training on best management practices in sustainability to its partner’s oil palm smallholders, the company has also built 10 biogas-fueled electricity plant that not only reduce its gas emission but also convert oil palm waste into energy to power not only the operation of the mills of the company but also provide electricity to its surrounding communities.