21,000 Mangroves for a Sustainable Indonesia
Sustainability is a core element of what Indika Energy does. Not only ensuring business activities, community empowerment, but environmental conservation also needs to go hand in hand.
In order to celebrate its 21st anniversary on 19 October 2021, Indika Energy together with its subsidiaries such as Kideco Jaya Agung, Multi Tambangjaya Utama, Petrosea, Tripatra, and Interport, planted 21,000 mangroves around its operations area of more than 4 hectares, which include Paser and Kariangau (East Kalimantan), Katingan (Central Kalimantan), Cilegon (Banten), and Sorong (West Papua).
By involving local communities and business groups, this effort is in line with Indika Energy’s aim to maintain and restore ecosystems in coastal areas, as well as the company’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Indonesia has the largest mangrove forest in the world, which is around 3.5 million hectares. However, data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry records that more than 40 percent of Indonesia’s mangrove forests are in a damaged condition. This mangrove planting is carried out by Indika Energy Group as an effort to preserve the environment and reduce carbon emissions.
Indika Energy also ensures that mangroves are not only planted, but also cared for and rehabilitated so that seawater abrasion can be prevented, more carbon emissions can be absorbed, and biota around the coast can be more balanced and sustainable.
Indika Energy will continue to prioritize aspects of sustainability, as well as collaborate with various parties, towards a more sustainable Indonesia.