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Celebrating Environment Day at the Obi Site

05 June 2022

HARITA people from Trimegah Bangun Persada (TBP) and Gane Permai Sentosa (GPS) planted trees together on Friday (22/4). This activity is carried out in commemoration of Earth Day, as well as in preparation for World Environment Day. This series of activities aims to increase the awareness of HARITA people for the environment through various conservation efforts.

A total of 50 tree seedlings were successfully planted that afternoon. The seeds consist of banyan, gempol, and mahogany species which are the result of TBP–GPS nursery. TBP's Head of Mining Engineering, Sahlan Suyuti, said the activity, which was attended by about 40 people, was a manifestation of the company's commitment to environmental conservation.

“This is one of the company's activities to protect the environmental ecosystem in the operational area. We show concern for the environment, not only what is stated in the standard operating procedures, but more than that," said Sahlan at the event with the theme "Invest in Our Planet".

The commemoration of Earth Day at the Obi Site is able to inspire enthusiasm to take greater environmental care actions. On Sunday (5/6), right on World Environment Day, as many as 1,000 tree seedlings were successfully planted by all HARITA people from TBP–GPS in the Komodo Pit area. Head of Site Younsel Evand Roos and Head of Mining Engineering GPS Ngainur Rofiek also participated in planting trees in this activity.

Environmental conservation also took place in another HARITA Nickel business unit, namely Halmahera Jaya Ferronickel (HJF). HARITA people in this smelter company flocked to rivers and coasts to carry out cleaning actions. They managed to collect as much as 5 tons of garbage then sort it out and throw it into the company's final shelter.

HARITA people from HJF also planted 100 trees consisting of cypress and ketapang. The HJF management also gives awards to those who contribute to the environment. "We give awards to corporate partners who have succeeded in maintaining cleanliness in their work areas, as well as environmental ambassador awards to employees who are considered active in maintaining cleanliness at work sites," said Deputy Head of Technical Support HJF, Rifki Habibi.

Caring for marine sustainability

The commemoration of World Environment Day at Obi Site takes place not only on land but also on the sea. HARITA Nickel through Halmahera Persada Lygend (HPL) carried out the transplantation of artificial coral reefs in the Kawasi sea, Sunday (5/6). This activity was also attended by representatives of other business units, namely Megah Surya Pertiwi (MSP), TBP–GPS, and HJF. The creation of artificial reefs continues the previous program, but with a wider area coverage.

Head of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability HARITA Nickel, Tonny H. Gultom, said that this activity aims to preserve the ecosystem. “This activity that we are carrying out is clear proof of HARITA Nickel's commitment to maintaining the quality of ecosystems on land and in the waters of Obi Island. In accordance with the theme of this year's World Environment Day, which is 'Only One Earth', we must protect the earth by preserving its ecosystem," said Tonny.

An artificial reef is made using hollow cube concrete which is a medium for the growth and development of coral reef saplings. The number of coral reef tillers that were transplanted into the hollow cube was 60 stems. The area of the coral reef sapling structure is 2 x 2 meters and resembles a pyramid shape. Trained HARITA Nickel divers also carry out the installation process with great care.

The location for placing artificial reefs in the Pasturi area, in the waters of the Kawasi sea, also pays attention to aspects of benefits for the community. This location was chosen because it is commonly used by the fishermen of Kawasi Village to catch fish. “With this activity taking place, we hope that the coral reefs can maintain the aquatic ecosystem west of Obi Island and provide more value for fish caught by fishermen," said Tonny.

Improving HR competencies

World Environment Day is also a moment to improve the competence of HARITA people in charge of the environment. Shortly after the commemoration moment, 12 people from the HARITA Nickel environmental team were declared competent as Water Test Sampling Takers (PCUA) by the National Professional Certification Agency (BNSP). Those representing each HARITA Nickel business unit have completed several PCUA training, which took place at the HPL office on 9–11 June.

The training and competency test refers to the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry (PERMENLHK) No. P.3/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/2/2018 regarding the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework and PCUA Competency Certification and Law (UU) No. 13 of 2003 regarding employment. More specifically, this activity refers to Article 11 concerning job training, Article 12 concerning competency development, and Article 18 paragraph 2 concerning work competency certification, particularly in the environmental field.

Deputy Technical Support Head of HPL, Dian Kristiyanto, admitted that he was proud of the achievements of his colleagues who took part in the activity. "We are proud, the entire team is declared competent and already has a certificate from BNSP in taking water samples," he said. He also said that this score is proof that HARITA people are people who uphold professionalism in carrying out every task.

Based on the assessments of the testers, the HARITA Nickel environmental team was declared capable of carrying out a series of water test sampling tasks using tools and a choice of work procedures in accordance with standards and demonstrated performance with measurable quality and quantity. The participants passed a series of written and practical tests. Thus, it is hoped that HARITA Nickel's efforts in preserving the environment can take place more optimally with the support of HARITA people who are competent in their fields.

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