Probolinggo - PT Kutai Timber Indonesia was again awarded the Green Company Performance Rating Program (PROPER) from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) in 2021 after previously being downgraded to Blue PROPER in 2020. It proves the commitment of PT Kutai Timber Indonesia in managing the environment despite the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PROPER is a program for evaluating company performance ratings in environmental management carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. This program aims to encourage companies in environmental management through incentive instruments or awarding reputations for companies with good environmental management performance with Blue, Green, and Gold labels. Moreover, there are labels for the poor performance and reputation in environmental stewardship with the Red and Black label.
The PROPER assessment is not limited to regulatory compliance but also includes an assessment of the company's performance in providing added value to the conservation of natural resources such as energy, water, soil, air, biodiversity, and community development.
In 2020-2021 PT Kutai Timber Indonesia can achieve energy efficiency of 50,760 GJ with several efficiency programs, one of which is the use of residual production dust as boiler fuel. In addition, PT Kutai Timber Indonesia also contributes to reducing emissions to 17,412 tons of CO2 by reducing the company's energy consumption and collaborating with the community to plant trees simultaneously. The company also utilizes rainwater for the production process, as a result the company can save up to 7,481 m3 of groundwater usage.
In addition, KLHK through PROPER added criteria for sensitivity and responsiveness of companies to disasters where these criteria will assess how much the company contributes to the community in natural disaster management, one of which is the COVID-19 outbreak. During 2020-2021, PT Kutai Timber Indonesia contributed to preventing the transmission of COVID-19, starting from the provision of vitamins, masks, and vaccination programs.
PT Kutai Timber Indonesia received a Green Rating along with 186 companies out of 2593 companies. This award proves that environmental management and production activities at PT Kutai Timber Indonesia have run very well and efficiently, and the company has provided benefits in empowering the surrounding communities.