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Rico Rustombi: CSR an inherent part of the corporate strategy

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 16 2010   /  04:22 pm

“These days it is not enough for companies to merely pay attention to their financial records. They must also implement activities that benefit their environment and the surrounding communities,” said Rico Rustombi, senior vice president of corporate affairs at PT Indika Energy.

Rico, who was born in Jambi in 1968, was referring to corporate social responsibility (CSR), which has become a trend both internationally and domestically. This is simply in line with the increased concern of companies regarding economic, social, cultural and environmental issues based on human rights principles.

“Such activities can simultaneously be used to achieve sustainable development goals in line with the Millennium Development Goals,” he explained.

In Indonesia, limited liability companies of a certain size are obliged to implement CSR programs. However, the regulations for...