Bogor (16/09), PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk demonstrated its continued commitment to taking responsibility for nature's balance. One of these is through taking part in the Rare Tree Planting activity organized by the DPP Alumni Association of Bogor Agricultural University (DPP HA IPB), IPB, and Seameo Biotrop on Thursday (16/09) at the IPB's Dramaga Campus in Bogor.
IPB Chancellor Arif Satria witnessed the process of planting this rare tree, IPB General Chairperson DPP HA Fathan Kamil, SEAMEO BIOTROP Director Zulhamsyah Imran, and Dwimawan Heru, head of Jasa Marga's Corporate Communication & Community Development Group, and other rare tree adopters from various organizations.
This operation is both a deliberate attempt to rescue endangered trees and a manifestation of IPB's obligation to protect nature in the face of growing urbanization.
Arif Satria, Chancellor of IPB, stated that all parties must now take an active role in conserving and protecting the environment, including business responsibility through the triple bottom line philosophy, which prioritizes People, Profit, and Planet.
"From now on, businesses must be prudent not only with regard to employee welfare, but also with regard to the environment and ecology, and therefore we hope that this action encourages existing businesses," Arif said in his address.
The archipelago's rare flora and trees serve as the basis for a number of regional names in Indonesia, including Gandaria (Bouea macrophylla), Menteng (Baccaurea racemosa), and Kendal (Cordia dichotoma). It is anticipated that via this action, different uncommon flora and trees would not only become history, but will also remain sustainable and known to future generations.
Meanwhile, Dwimawan Heru, head of Jasa Marga's Corporate Communication & Community Development Group, stated that the protection of rare tree planting is consistent with the company's aim to become a sustainable business that prioritizes Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns.
"We recognize that a corporation, particularly one in the toll road sector, must consider not only how it achieves its objective of building infrastructure and completing each project, but also how it can sustain itself in the long run, and the key to sustainability is the company's ability to coexist harmoniously with its ecosystem in order to survive and grow," Heru explained.
Jasa Marga planted 13 unique plants and trees during this operation, including Gandaria, Menteng, Cempaka Putih, Sempur, Kosambi, Kemang, Cendana, Maranti, Kendal, Ulin, Merbau, Burahol, and Gaharu. "This is not the first time; in 2020, Jasa Marga also planted 42 types of unique trees along the Cipularang Toll Road's Km 88 Rest Area," he added.
Jasa Marga is committed to environmental stewardship, particularly terrestrial ecosystems through reforestation initiatives. Heru said, "By 2020, Jasa Marga will have planted 247,000 trees throughout Indonesia." "In the future, Jasa Marga will be extremely receptive to environmental conservation projects that align with the company's goal," Heru said.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
Corporate Communication & Community Development Group Head
PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk.
Plaza Tol Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta
Telp. (021) 841 3526 / ext. 117/118