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 :
- 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.
- Waste Water and River Water Quality Test
- Complying with licensing provisions in accordance with government and corporate regulations;
- Improving employees’ and stakeholders’ competency in environmental management;
- Actively involving employees’ in environmental conservation programs;
- Regular reporting in accordance with the applicable regulations;
- Maintaining and improving facilities and infrastructure for environmental management;
- Replanting disturbed areas to reduce erosion and restoring animal habitats for breeding grounds;
- Involving communities in the replanting of former mining areas.
The implementation of the above mentioned programs is expected to establish a better environmental management in order to maintain the quality of the environment through the application of good mining practices. The Company has also provided a complaint channel related to environmental issues resulted from its operational activities through BIB’ HSE Call Center 0812 5109 555 and KIM’ HSE Call Center 0853 6569 8727. However, the Company during 2018 has received no complaints related to environmental pollution from the local community and regulator.
The Company through its subsidiaries also has won several awards and/or certifications in the field of environmental
- “Utama” Award for Coal Mining Environmental Management to PT Borneo Indobara from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on May 8th, 2018;
- BLUE rating for PROPER to PT Borneo Indobara and PT Kuansing Inti Makmur from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for the achievement and performance in the field of management and monitoring of mining environment of Subsidiaries for 2017-2018;
- Implementation of ISO 14001:2015 related to Environmental Management system.
The cost of the environmental CSR programs implementation in 2018 amounted to Rp14.593.357.499,-