Empowering Local Business
Companies within Indika Energy Group, such as Petrosea and Interport, have long established Joint Business Groups (Kelompok Usaha Bersama, KUBE) to provide targeted training to members of the communities surrounding operational areas in order to improve their welfare. The establishment of each KUBE is based on the idea that helping people help themselves is the fastest way for them to achieve more solid financial footing and to support themselves independently and sustainably.
Aside from the Petro Barber initiative and waste recycling program that have been carried out for the past few years, Petrosea also created a new program to empower KUBEs by training them to sew face masks, which were distributed to surrounding communities and among Petrosea employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Similarly, Interport started the operational activity of a new KUBE program called Klalin Jaya Bersama in 2020. While the idea was established in 2019, a KUBE committee was finally created, and the business activity began in 2020. The initiative is hoped to address socioeconomic issues within Klalin village’s wards 1-4, including employment. After several meetings with the community to discuss its needs, domestic waste management was chosen to be the main business activity. Interport collaborated with Bank Sampah Sorong Raya, a waste bank NGO, to help with training and people development for this KUBE.