Jakarta. Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, plant Donggi Senoro was among 1,819 companies operating in Indonesia that received considerable ratings of environment assessment measured by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for its sustainable operations, the company said on Thursday (21/12).
The LNG plant received a "blue" rating in a program conducted by the ministry, titled Corporate Performance Rating Program (Proper).
"We are grateful and thankful for the support from all parties. This rating proves the company’s commitment in quality, health, safety and environment policy is high," Aditya Mandala, the company’s corporate affairs director, said in a statement received by the Jakarta Globe.
The ministry has been conducting the Proper assessment annually on a regular basis, which is aimed to encourage companies to apply better environmental management and socially responsible practices in their operations.
The Proper awards for the period 2016-17 were announced last Monday.
The ministry recorded that at least 1,819 companies were involved in the latest Proper assessment. There were 1,248 companies supervised by the ministry, while the rest were supervised by provincial governments during the period.
There are five performance levels that are categorized by color: gold, green, blue, red and black, which mean excellent, good, adequate, poor and very poor.
Donggi Senoro LNG plant — situated in Uso Village in Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi — was inaugurated by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2015 as part of his administration’s commitment to ensure an adequate energy supply in the country.
The LNG plant projects were initiated by national energy company Pertamina and Medco Energi Internasional, together with international companies Mitsubishi Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation.
The latest Proper assessment showed that 19 companies received "gold" ratings, while 150 companies received "green" ratings. Moreover, 1,486 companies received "blue" ratings, including Donggi Senoro.
According to the ministry, the only company that received a "black" rating was Milan Indonesia, a wig producer based in Purbalingga, Central Java.
"In the case of Milan Indonesia, for example, they do not have a wastewater treatment plant and licenses to dispose of wastewater," Karliansyah told the Globe via text message on Thursday.