On 10 February 2017, under Indonesia Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme, Indonesia Cleaner Production Center (ICPC) jointly with Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a consultation meeting in Jakarta on how to utilize RECP for strengthening the implementation of environmental policy and enhancing the Environmental Performance Rating Program for Companies/Program Penilaian Peringkat Kinerja Perusahaan (PROPER) in Indonesia.
Head of Centre for Environment and Forestry Standardization, Noer Adi Wardojo highlighted that strengthening environmental policy through PROPER is one pathway for RECP promotion and may include criteria review and method and would be expected to create added value for industry. Executive Director of ICPC, Timotheus Lesmana elaborated the mandate of ICPC, work program and upcoming activities. UNIDO Chief Technical Advisor, Rene Van Berkel explained that RECP is an profitable way for enterprises to improve environmental performance and indeed an operational means for achieving aims and objectives of different policy priorities and requires an integrated policy for promotion. Bayuni Shantiko, representing ICPC, complemented with further elaboration on possible priority sectors, regions and activities under collaboration between PROPER and RECP. Head of PROPER programme, Mohammad Zakaria presented the PROPER mechanism, criteria, and the latest ranking results. He also showcased some leading, innovative examples from companies who rank gold in terms of energy efficiency, community development etc. PROPER has reached around 2000 companies in 2016, yet is currently faced with challenges in terms of continuity of resources for promotion and monitoring at regional level which may result in a significant number of companies losing their PROPER rating.
The discussion focused on options of policy support activities, which PROPER and ICPC able to synergize. Some alternative options were among others assisting writing compelling business cases using PROPER data and information relevant to the sectors and regions covered by RECP programme; supporting socialization of PROPER in connection with RECP programme activities; and identifiying support needed by companies under Red/Black PROPER rating in line with RECP programme. In-depth meeting will be held to narrow down options of policy support activities and to start the coordination of the agreed policy support activities.
This workshop was organized within the framework of the Indonesian RECP programme, funded by the government of Switzerland, implemented by UNIDO in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Ministry of Industry.