TBP routinely monitors the ecology of the waters around the operational area, such as the condition of the marine ecology and surface water quality, plankton, benthos, coral reefs, fish (reef fish and freshwater fish), megabenthos, metal content in fish tissues, and quality and sediment characteristics.
In line with this commitment to preserving the condition of the ecology of the waters around our operational area, we do not use deep sea tailing placement. Instead, we use well-maintained onshore placement to safely dispose of the waste material from our processing plants.
One of the tools we use to monitor the marine environment around our operational areas is the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). With the ability to dive to 300 meters below sea level, this tool is incredibly useful in monitoring underwater biodiversity, as well as maintaining and observing the condition of underwater buildings such as dock pilings, pipes, and others.
TBP also recognizes the importance of sustaining biodiversity in local waters. Efforts have been made were planting more than 1,000 mangroves and artificial coral reefs. This program is expected to be able to preserve the existence of reef fish and other marine biotas. In its implementation, we involve academics and the community, especially local youth, for all parties to have the same enthusiasm and awareness of the importance of coral reefs for life.