The Company is keenly aware of the importance of its commitment to good mining practice in order to maintain the quality of the environment by reducing the negative impacts of mining activities. Therefore, the Company and its management, employees and other stakeholders are committed to maintaining the quality of the environment by reducing the negative impacts of the mining process.

The Company acknowledges that increased production targets, such as the opening of larger mine sites, the use of more mining equipment, more intensive community engagement, and more hydrocarbon use, will directly lead to greater environmental impacts. As a result, the Company upholds its commitment to the environment through the following steps :

  1. Planning activities that refer to the Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) and compliance with its application in the mining area. The Company’s environmental monitoring activities among others include:
    • Waste Water and River Water Quality Test
      The Company regularly conducts water quality control and tests for the river, wells, and mining waste water. The test is conducted in an accredited laboratory. The Company reports lab test results of the river water quality and biota analysis once every three months and waste water quality every month to the Ministry of Environment, Regional Environment Agency (BLHD), and MEMR.
    • Air and Soil Quality Test
      The Company continuously monitors air quality in its concession areas and in the intervals along the hauling road to ports in order to ensure that the dust level is in accordance with the international standard and to minimize its impact on local communities. The coal dusts control is performed by spraying water using water truck along the hauling road and coal stockpiles. The test results of air quality in the impacted areas are reported to the Ministry of Environment, Provincial BLHD, Regency BLHD and the MEMR.
    • Management regulation on other wastes
      Mining companies must comply with the regulations related to hazardous and toxic materials (B3) and waste management. B3 waste can take the form of liquid waste, i.e. used lubricants, and solid waste, such as cloth rags, used batteries, oil filter and hose. B3 waste management also involves the disposal of oil and other hydrocarbon products from equipment maintenance and workshop. The Company also conducts replanting and reclamation, as well as nursery around its mining areas. Furthermore, the Company also produces fertilizer to support the replanting activities in the vicinity of its mining areas.
  2. Complying with licensing provisions in accordance with government and corporate regulations;
  3. Improving employees’ and stakeholders’ competency in environmental management;
  4. Actively involving employees’ in environmental conservation programs;
  5. Regular reporting in accordance with the applicable regulations;
  6. Maintaining and improving facilities and infrastructure for environmental management;
  7. Replanting disturbed areas to reduce erosion and restoring animal habitats for breeding grounds;
  8. Involving communities in the replanting of former mining areas.

The implementation of the abovementioned programs is expected to establish a better environmental management in order to maintain the quality of the environment through the application of good mining practice. The Company has also provided a complaint channel for environmental issues that may result from its operational activities i.e. HSE Call Center 0812 5109 555. However, in 2017 the Company did not receive complaints related to environmental pollution from neighboring communities and regulators.

The Company through its Subsidiaries has also achieved the following awards in the field of environmental management :

  1. 2015-2016 “Utama” Coal Mining Environmental Management Award for PT Borneo Indobara from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry;
  2. Blue Rating for Subsidiary in the 2016-2017 PROPER environmental performance assessment by the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry.

The cost of the environmental CSR programs implementation in 2017 amounted to Rp 207,639,691.