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Jakarta, January 9, 2020 - PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (ANTAM; IDX: ANTM; ASX: ATM) is pleased to announce that the Company received 4 Green Ranking and 2 Blue Ranking in the 2019 PROPER Award. The awards, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, were presented by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. KH Ma’ruf Amin and the Minister of Environment and Forestry Mrs. Siti Nurbaya at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jakarta on January 8, 2020.
With the achieving a Green PROPER rating, ANTAM is considered to have succeeded in managing the environment beyond regulatory requirements (beyond compliance), utilizing resources efficiently and socially responsible efforts.
ANTAM's President Director, Dana Amin said:
"We are very proud of the achievements of the business units and subsidiaries, which continue to achieve higher standards for environmental management, and provide added value for the implementation of social responsibility in the Company's operational areas. This PROPER award is an appreciation of ANTAM commitment in maintaining the environment quality, and is a driving force to continue to implement good mining practices."
ANTAM's Green PROPER was received by the Gold Mining Business Unit, Precious Metals Processing & Refining Business Unit, West Kalimantan Bauxite Mining Business Unit and subsidiary PT Cibaliung Sumberdaya.
Green PROPER indicate that ANTAM has exceeded the implementation of environmental management that not only meets the applicable rules and regulations, but through several other efforts (beyond compliance) such as energy efficiency, reducing emissions, innovating waste management, maintaining biodiversity, good post-mining planning and management of Corporate Social Responsibility programs that have a direct impact on the communities surrounding the area of â€‹â€‹operation.
While Blue Rating PROPER was received by the Southeast Sulawesi Nickel Mining Business Unit and North Maluku Nickel Mining Business Unit. Blue Rating indicates the Company has met the required standard.
PROPER is an industrial supervision program that aims to encourage industrial compliance with environmental regulations organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The assessment aspects of PROPER include environmental permits, control of water pollution, control of air pollution, management of hazardous and toxic waste, and potential damage to land (specifically for mining activities).