Nickel Industries Limited won the TrenAsia ESG Award 2023 in the Nickel company category with the title Sustainability .
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PT Tren Media Berjejaring Sukirno explained that this award is given to companies that are committed to implementing business principles that focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects .
"Congratulations to Nickel Industries Limited for winning the 2023 TrenAsia ESG Award in the Nickel company category. "Hopefully this award can be a motivation and example for other companies in Indonesia," he said shortly after giving awards to the winners at the Raffles Jakarta Hotel, Wednesday, August 30 2023.
Nickel Industries Limited is committed to not causing negative impacts on the environment and to creating a positive legacy throughout its operational areas, from the exploration stage to the rehabilitation and closure process.
Nickel Industries Limited Sustainability Manager Muchtazar said the TrenAsia ESG Award 2023 provides a comprehensive assessment of a company's sustainability performance from a multi-stakeholder perspective, such as government representatives, business actors, academics, media, as well as experts and practitioners in the field of ESG.
"Therefore, the award we received is very important to increase the credibility of the company's sustainability programs," said Muchtazar in an interview with TrenAsia .
Muchtazar revealed that ESG is very essential for the continuity of the company's operations. It is known that nickel-producing companies are needed for the manufacture of stainless steel materials, batteries , and environmentally friendly technologies. Nickel Industries Limited wants to prove that a responsible and environmentally friendly nickel mining and processing process can be carried out.
This is to support business partners, customers and company shareholders to collaborate further. Without strong ESG implementation, Muchtazar said that the benefits of nickel cannot be felt optimally by industry and society.
"We thank TrenAsia for organizing this event and hope that a similar event can be held again in the coming years," he said.
Meanwhile , Expert Council of the National Committee for Governance Policy (KNKG) Mas Achmad Daniri believes that with ESG practices, companies are not only oriented towards pursuing profits and large returns, but focus on how these profits have a positive impact on the environment and society.
This is also proven by companies that have prioritized ESG, are more resilient and able to provide sustainable investment results .
The TrenAsia ESG Award 2023 jury team consists of Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Chairperson of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo) and Deputy Chairperson Deputy Chairperson of the Coordinator for Maritime, Investment and Foreign Affairs of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mas Achmad Daniri, Expert Council of the National Committee on Governance Policy (KNKG); Maria Rosaline Nindita Radyati, President Director of the Institute for Sustainability & Agility ; and Adhitya Noviardi, Editor-in-Chief of TrenAsia.com.
The TrenAsia ESG Award 2023 has screened more than 115 companies in 29 industrial subsectors, which were assessed based on ESG implementation and its derivative variables. The judging process starts from June to August 2023, based on the company's sustainability reports and annual reports for the 2021 and 2022 periods.
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