As a growth partner for the government, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is committed to supporting adequate facilities and infrastructure to implement Clean and Healthy Behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 20 May 2020, Chandra Asri and PT Penguin Indonesia donated 50 water tanks to the Cilegon City Government. The donation was also distributed to Government agencies at the sub-district and urban village levels, the Police Department, as well as several places of worship and schools in Cilegon. Through this donation, community discipline in maintaining personal hygiene is expected to be realized, so that the spread of COVID-19 could be reduced.
As a growth partner, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk continues its commitment to supporting the communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 11 May 2020, Chandra Asri together with Ikatan Pemulung Indonesia (IPI) donated thousands of food packages to the scavengers in the Jakarta metropolitan area. The donations were distributed to scavengers in the Rawasari area of Central Jakarta, Rawamangun area of East Jakarta, Pinang Ranti, and Rawa Badung Cakung. This support was given to help scavengers directly affected income reduction during the pandemic.
Scavengers are an informal sector that is important in the plastics recycling chain. Therefore, Chandra Asri always supports IPI to continuously increase the level of plastic recycling and reduce unmanaged plastic waste.
On 4 May 2020, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk distributed rice packages to 1100 families in several villages in the Anyer district and Task Force of COVID-19 in Gunung Sugih, Ciwandan sub-district. As an effort to empower local farmers, Chandra Asri donated Jaseng rice, which is a harvest from local farmers in Serang.
In addition to donations in the form of rice packages, Chandra Asri also distributed masks to the community as a preventive measure to slow the rate of transmission of COVID--19 in Cilegon and Serang. Hopefully this assistance can ease the burden on communities whose economic conditions are affected by this pandemic situation.
As a growth partner, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk committed to supporting the communities around the company in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the holy month of Ramadan. On April 24, 2020, Chandra Asri together with Barito Pacific Group, Star Energy, and Yayasan Bakti Barito donated thousands of food packages to the community around Wisma Barito Pacific, Jakarta. This support was intended to help the community around the office area, especially at Slipi. This food package donation can fulfill the community’s basic needs for three to four weeks.
Chandra Asri in collaboration with Mpoin donated 135 water tanks to Central Java in mid-April. This collaboration was created because of the important role of plastic water tanks that are durable, sturdy, and can protect from germs, bacteria, also viruses.
This water tank made from Chandra Asri's Polyethylene raw material and processed into a water tank by Mpoin. It will be used as a handwashing facility in schools by the city and district governments in Central Java. This is to maintain the hygiene of the students in order to remain hygienic so as to avoid transmission of COVID-19. Because it contains antimicrobial ingredients, this water tank can protect water quality from bacteria or germs.
This collaboration is a support from two companies to assist local governments in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Committed to implementing a circular economy, on April 16, 2020, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk held a 350 meters long plastic asphalt in its B1/MTBE project area. In collaboration with Ikatan Pemulung Indonesia, the implementation has utilized 480 thousand pieces of plastic shopping bag waste. This plastic asphalt has succeeded in reducing 3.6 tons of waste piles at the landfill.
It is the third implementation of plastic asphalt carried out by Chandra Asri in its plant area. This project has utilized 2.6 million pieces of plastic shopping bag waste, as well as managing plastic waste up to 20.4 tons to reduce the pile of garbage in the landfill. Until now, Chandra Asri has implemented 22.6 km of plastic asphalt in various cities as a way to increase the added value of plastic waste.