Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA – PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) got leadership level in Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) which was announced in the early of December. ANJ got A rank in Forest Category in palm oil business, which escalates from B rank in 2020. This year for the first time, ANJ also got B rank in edamame business in Forest Category. got B rank in Water Category. The achievements showed ANJ’s strong commitment to run sustainable business and to manage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects.
CDP in an international non-profit organization that has biggest data and information about every company’s work to manage and reveal their environmental impacts about climate change, forest, and water. In every year, CDP ranks A to D – according to effectiveness of a company to respond the climate change, deforestation, and water supply security. If a company that adequately does not reveal its work, it will be ranked F. ANJ participated in CDP assessment since 2019.
Director of ANJ, Lucas Kurniawan mentioned, ANJ is fully committed to forest protection and area planting practices without burning according to national and international policies, and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil, and International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate principles. But the fire still becomes the big risk in palm oil plantations. It threatens not only standing stock in the plantation concession but also endangers creature in its conservation.
“To mitigate the risks, we conduct risk assessment of fire to get better understanding the risk characteristic in every landscape that we manage and prepare anticipation. Besides, we also conduct integrated fire management, integrated approach that consists of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, early detection, and response after detection,” Lucas said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine recently.
ANJ implements every program to mitigate fire risks, including train the fire-men and patrol team, put tower to monitor fire, use satellite data, use drone as early warning systems, and also develop people’s awareness before and during dry season. (T2)