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Jakarta Post

Pertamina Hulu Mahakam wins green awards

  • N. AdriĀ 

    The Jakarta Post

Balikpapan, East Kalimantan   /   Sat, December 29, 2018   /   11:18 am
Pertamina Hulu Mahakam wins green awards Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Abubakar gives a Proper Hijau Award to PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam general manager John Anis in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. (JP/N. Adri)

PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), the operator of the oil and gas block in Mahakam, East Kalimantan, has won two Proper Hijau Awards from the Environment and Forestry Ministry.

“We won two awards: one for the South Processing Unit, another for the Bekapai-Senipah-Peciko-South Mahakam [BSP] field,” PHM general manager John Anis said on Saturday.

The Proper Hijau Awards are an environmental management performance appraisal of a company designated by the Environment and Forestry Ministry.

The appraisal comprises three categories, blue, green and gold, based on the level of the company’s performance.

From January 2017 to June 2018, PHM reduced 366,505 tons of CO2 equivalent, conserve 63,414 cubic meters of water, as well as reduce water pollution by 4,064 tons.

Anis added that the company managed to reduce its output of hazardous toxic waste by 8,028 tons. It also planted 336,243 mangrove trees and spent Rp 18.2 billion (US$1.25 million) to empower the local people.

“I thank all employees for their hard work and the support of SKK Migas [Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force], which allowed us to win these awards,” Anis said.

He added that in the past two years, the company has supported several government programs, including its sustainable development goals (SDG) target by running a green economy and people’s empowerment campaigns.