The Ways We Give Back to Our Communities
We fully appreciate that our presence has a significant impact on the areas in which we operate — for example, Adaro Indonesia operates at its South Kalimantan concession in an area that covers 358km2, with 36 villages located near the Tutupan mine, and a further 26 villages along the haul road to our river terminal at Kelanis. Crucially, also, we also understand the need to bring positive energy to such surrounding communities and build their capacity to become independent and sustainable.
For us, building exemplary community development, environmental programs and behaving as a responsible corporate citizen are core activities and one of the reasons for our continued success.
Engaging the community allows us to establish strong ties between the locals and the company, which is mutually beneficial and in line with our long-term objective to create maximum sustainable value from Indonesian coal.
Our Approach to Community Development
Community development programs have been prioritized as part of our core strategy, and we believe that our commitment and strong focus on setting a high standard in this area are among the key factors behind our growth. It provides us with an opportunity to promote the entrepreneurial spirit, gain support from our stakeholders and improve our position vis-à-vis being responsible and transparent.
Appreciating that mining is a temporary business by nature, in April 2009 we established a non-profit foundation called Yayasan Adaro Bangun Negeri (Adaro Building the Nation Foundation) to ensure the sustainability of Adaro’s community development programs. We believe that without sustainability, such activities are merely charity. The foundation implements and coordinates all community development programs for Adaro Energy and its subsidiaries.
We invest in developing and maintaining five main social programs: educational development, economic development, health improvement, environment protection and socio-cultural promotion.
Throughout 2014, we invested a total of US$5.72 million for these programs.
We also make in-kind contributions, including equipment and management and training programs/sharing sessions.
Read details and case studies from the five strands of our community development program on the following pages:
Sustainability ReportsAdaro Indonesia’s presence in South Kalimantan has influenced the current economic, social and natural environment of the province down to village level, and the company recognizes that there is a responsibility to give back to these local communities to ensure the development of a better life in the surrounding areas.
To see comprehensive details of Adaro Indonesia’s activities in social responsibility and sustainability, download our most recent Sustainability Report:Adaro Indonesia Sustainability Report 2012-2013
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- Health and Safety
Read about our commitment to protect our employees with stringent safety and quality standards.
- Social Responsibility
How we strive to give back to and develop all communities touched by our operations.
- Educational Enhancement
Improving schools, teaching and access to learning
- Health Improvement
Boosting access to care and raising health awareness
Encouraging local businesses and support institutions
How we see conservation as essential in our communities
Engaging with and supporting community life and traditions
How we try to ensure that cleaning up after coal mining leaves the land in a healthier condition than it started.