Mrs. Katarina S. Hardono, PTAR’s Senior Manager of Corporate Communication (left), Erika Pratiwi, UT Social Responsibility & Communication Department Head (center), and Mrs. Sanny Tjan, PTAR External Relations Director (right) taking a group photo at the 2021 ASRRAT Awards show.
Jakarta, 17 November 2021 – PT United Tractors Tbk (UT) and its subsidiary PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR) has won the 2021 Asia Sustainability Award Reporting Rating (ASRRAT), having earned a “Gold Rating” for its sustainability reporting. The 2021 ASRRAT Award ceremony was held at the Raffles Hotel Ballroom, Jakarta, and was attended by UT and PTAR representatives. Receiving the award on behalf of UT was its Social Responsibility and Corporate Communication Department Head, Erika Pratiwi, while representing PTAR was Sanny Tjan, the company’s External Relations Director. In addition to achieving a “Gold Rating”, UT was also given the “Four Consecutive Year Achievement Award” in appreciation of its special feat of winning the ASRRAT Award four years in a row. The 2021 ASRRAT Award ceremony was carried out under strict health protocols.
The ASRRAT Award is an annual event organized by the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR). The award is given to leading companies in Indonesia that report their efforts to achieve integrated sustainable development with regard to their respective business and operations, through a Sustainability Report. The Sustainability Report is a transparent and measurable document that contains a company’s economic, environmental, and social policies, and elaborates the impact and performance of the organization and its products in the context of sustainable development. The 2021 ASRRAT Award reviews as many as 46 organizations, including state-owned enterprises and private companies, and uses the criteria assessment of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards as reference.
“Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact which slowed down the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals Development Goals/SDGs), but we still have the opportunity to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, namely through the circular economy. The circular economy will create 4.4 million new jobs by 2030,” said Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ph.D, in an online keynote speech.
Prof. Eko Ganis Ph.D, chair of the ASRRAT 2021 jury, said that the spirit of sustainably builds the meaning of life within the framework of social, environmental, economic, technological and spiritual balance. Regarding the assessment process report, Eko said: “this year, the report assessment process was carried out by 20 assessors, who are lecturers from various universities in Indonesia. Each of them possess the competence as assessors because they are all Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS).”
The 2021 ASRRAT award is a mark of appreciation for the commitment of UT and PTAR in implementing sustainable business operations, environmental conservation and efforts to provide social and economic benefits to communities throughout the regions in which the company operates.