InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –In the event of Indonesia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award II 2018, held by Majalah Economic Review at Crown Plaza Hotel Jakarta, on Friday, 23 February 2018, PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., got Platinum predicate.
Founder & CEO Economic Review, Irlisa Rachmadiana said, the assessment to Astra Agro andother companies had been running since July 2017 through the website of the companies and the annual reports. Astra Agro got platinum predicate or the first rank for the open company category in agriculture after successfully surpassing the other 300 open companies in Indonesia.
Chairwoman of Judges, Ayu Ekasari, said, in the selection process, there were four things to assess, they were, the publication of CSR activity, the involvement of stakeholders (the people, the government, educational institutions, and others), the scope of CSR, and the four is the continuity of the program for the people’s life.
“Quoting from Porter and Kremer from Harvard Business School about shared value, the winners are the companies that make social issues as the priorities and the issue would be economically and socially influencing the people around and become part of the business strategy,” Ayu recently said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
Manager Sustainability Astra Agro, Halzapin said, Astra Agro is committed in CSR for about 30 years and this is not easy to do when palm oil industries always have uncertain situation in Indonesia. “We do appreciate this award and would keep increasing our CSR programs,” Halzapin said. (T2)