As Indonesian company, IEG aspires to actively participate in exploring Indonesia's energy for the nation's growth. Strong Indonesian identity spirit has encouraged IEG to strive in attaining the aspiration, a spirit that significantly essential to propel Indonesia's growth.
IEG builds its Indonesian identity spirit from two perspectives, internal and external. Internally, we build the spirit by positioning Good Corporate Governance (GCG) as the platform of all our business practices. GCG principle is not only applied as Group's business ethic, but also served as guideline for our operational activities. IEG's strong Indonesian identity spirit is also built through high appreciation for Human Rights that is clearly reflected by the work relation and diversity among employees within the Group.
Externally, the strong Indonesian identity spirit is reflected in Group's CSR programs. Education development and cultural preservation, which are among Group's CSR focuses, play a significant role in promoting our pride and devotion over local products and creations. Education serves as the foundation for a person to grow, while culture functions as the guideline and reference for conducting behavior as well as formulating thought and views.
At the moment, Group is formulating the appropriate mechanism to calculate the capital needed to fund IEG's CSR activities. The mechanism is expected to be available by next year, therefore the total capital spent in 2010 is still under calculation (EC1). Relentless support by performing proper social, economy, culture, and health management for the people before, during and after Group's operation is the reflection of Group's strong Indonesian identity spirit (SO1).
Since sewing program and Indonesia Mengajar Movement had just been initiated in 2010, evaluation of its impact to local people were not yet able to be conducted. Evaluation will be performed next year and its result will serve as significant inputs for program enhancement in the future (SO1). In addition to social and economic impact management programs, IEG also develops other programs that enable the best potency of local people and young generation to emerge. These programs are:
Poverty is a major issue in Indonesia. Its alleviation effort requires support and cooperation from various parties, such as the government, corporations, non-profit organizations and society at large. Education plays a significant role in alleviating poverty through strong and stable mentality building. However, Indonesia's geographic condition with thousands of islands that are widely dispersed and hardly reached is undeniably impeded the aspiration of equal access to education for all Indonesian citizens.
We are very much aware that it is impossible to resolve the complex problem of education in Indonesia by ourselves. Therefore, IEG is focusing on providing education for isolated populations, developing young generation's mentality and concern for other beings, providing university level scholarship and operational support for elementary schools.
Indika Energy also provides operational support for "Indonesian Dynamics School" and "Our School", two elementary schools located in Bantargebang and Bintara Landfills, Bekasi. These schools serve as mediums for underprivileged children of scavengers and other unfortunate families to get kindergarden and elementary level of education. "Indonesian Dynamics School" has more than 300 students while "Our Schools" has approximately 170 students. We believe that the establishment of these schools will provide these underprivileged children with sufficient elementary level education (SO1, EC8).
Realizing the importance of education, our effort go a long way beyond meeting the required basic education. Together with Paramadina University, since 2009 IEG started "Paramadina Indika Energy Scholarship" that has opened a window of better opportunity for 10 high achievement college students. The scholarship covers the entire tuition and books cost, living allowance and student organizations activities. We also collaborate with Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) to provide university level scholarship for 20 high achievement children of officer level policemen in East Kalimantan (SO1).
Through Petrosea, IEG establish joint cooperation with ICT Watch, a non-profit non governmental organization, to provide computer course for elementary teachers in South Jakarta. Petrosea donates dozens of used computer that is used to promote these teachers' technology literacy after being reconditioned by ICT. We hope such enhancement would provide these teachers with better ammunition in developing and inspiring the thought and mind of Indonesian children. Petrosea's supports also include school bus provision for children at Bayan Mountain, East Kalimantan, as well as books and stationaries donation (SO1).
Among the abundance of Indonesia's traditional art wealth, there are ketoprak and wayang orang (human puppet) performances that beautifully blend traditional dance, literary dialogue, artful performance and high fashion (haute couture). Ketoprak and wayang orang serves as a significant and effective media to deliver traditional value and moral philosophy. However, the difficulty in getting sponsor these days have made its popularites declined and replaced by contemporer performances. Therefore, strong support is needed to ensure its preservation for these rich cultures to strive and be inherited to the next generation.
Besides ketoprak and wayang orang performances, keris, a traditional weaponary which strongly reflects Indonesian identity is also critically endangered. Keris has been acknowledged by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as one of the world cultural heritages originating from Indonesia. However, not many Indonesian, especially the young generation, comprehend the priceless philosophical values embodied within; values of Javanese culture that is part on Indonesian identity.
Understanding the significant role of own culture respect in building strong nation identity, Indika Energy is enthusiastic in supporting Ketoprak performances organized by Puspo Budoyo Troupe and Human Puppet by Bharata Foundation, as well as keris preservation (SO1).
Exploring local people economic potentials by empowering the small and medium local enterprises has always been IEG's commitment. Together with public accountant office PT Deloitte Consulting Indonesia, IEG organizes training programs for small and medium enterprises (SME) that encompasses accounting training for banking standardized financial reports preparation as well as tax consulting for proper and correct tax reporting, The trainings were conducted in seven major cities and participated by one hundred participants where eighty of them are small and medium entrepreneurs and the remaining are lecturers or college students with interest in SME sector. The training program is intended to promote small and medium entrepreneurs' ability to maintain and develop their business (EC9).
IEG enhancement programs also include Livelihood Development Program that is implemented by Petrosea for the people of Kariangau Village in West Kalimantan. This program is applied by performing intensive training and assistance for seven Joint Business Group (KUBE). Special empowerment program for underprivileged mothers in Santan Batubara, sewing class, is continuing since its start in 2009 (EC9).
As the third largest population in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia, Indonesia's achievement in sports is insignificant. Indonesia ranked 3rd in 2009 South East Asia (SEA) Games below Thailand and Vietnam and only ranked 22nd in Asian Games 2009
Such disappointing results confirm the lack of facilities and infrastructure for Indonesian athletes to grow and develop their sporting talents and abilities. The complex problem is exacerbated by Government's support deficiency in fund and encouragement; therefore, private sector's assistance in developing Indonesia's athletes is crucial.
Indonesia actually has all the potentials to master at sports. However, it is not maximally developed due to shortage in facilities and infrastructure. Its achievement in rowing for example. Together with Executive Board of the Indonesian Rowing and Canoeing Association (PB PODSI), Indika Energy has enhanced Indonesia's sports performance. Indonesia's national rowing team proudly brought three gold medals in 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou.
Sportivity is a value strongly believed and eagerly shared by Indika Energy to encourage fair competitive spirit. Our effort is not only materialized in jargons, but participation in the Third Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Futsal Tournament held by Energy and Mineral Resources Journalists Forum, tennis and several golf tournaments (SO1).
IEG health program aims to provide affordable basic health services for lower and middle class society. For most Indonesian, healthcare is relatively expensive with limited or even no access.
Confederation of All Indonesian Labor Union (KSPSI) for instance. With more than four million members, the organization is not supported with clinic. Therefore, we donate a clinic and cover for all the facilities, equipments, medicines and operation expenses. The first clinic development took place at KSPSI Head Office in South Jakarta and followed by the second clinic in Tangerang, Banten.
Our concern for health is also addressed the geographically disadvantaged people such as the inhabitants of remote areas in East Kalimantan who have limited or no access to healthcare since health center is not available in rural areas. Generally, health center can only be found in regency areas and hardly reachable for those with no vehicle. Such situation often forces the sick to receive late or miss treatment, except for if they choose to obtain traditional treatment. Indika Energy responses to such situation by donating two units ambulance to the local police force.
Tripatra, one of Indika Energy business units, has developed CSR programs that cover health and education development and funding for the people in Tripatra operational areas in Salak, Darajat, and Duri mountains.
IEG actively provides direct and indirect support and aid for natural disaster victims. Direct aid is delivered to relief shelters and generally in natura forms such as foods, blankets, and toiletries. While indirect aid of cash and goods are donated to the Indonesian Red Cross through Metro TV and the Ministry of Welfare (SO1).