JAKARTA - The Ministry of Industry is determined to continue to encourage all manufacturing sectors in Indonesia to implement green industry principles. This strategic step will support the creation of an environmentally friendly and competitive industry in the global arena.

“Green economy, green technology and green products must be strengthened so that we can be more competitive internationally. It's time for all of us to be part of the transformation towards sustainable industrial development," said Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita at the 2021 Green Industry Awards Launching event in Jakarta, Thursday (10/6).

The Minister of Industry explained that the green industry is an industry that in its production process prioritizes efforts for efficiency and effectiveness in using resources in a sustainable manner in line with the Making Indonesia 4.0 program. This principle is able to harmonize industrial development with the preservation of environmental functions and can provide benefits to the community.

The Ministry of Industry has certified 37 companies as Green Industries. None of these companies received Red or Black Proper, so in the future it is very reasonable that companies that are certified in the automatic green industry will at least get Blue Proper. In addition, the Ministry of Industry has implemented the Green Industry Award Program since 2010 and awarded the award to 895 industrial companies from the cement, oleo chemical, palm oil, sugar, petrochemical, fertilizer, paper, textile, iron and steel, ceramics, food and textile industries. beverages, herbs and pharmaceuticals, and others.

Regarding climate change actions, the Government of Indonesia is committed to reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in 2030 by 29% or equivalent to 834 million tons of CO2-equivalent independently and by 41% or equivalent to 1.08 billion tons CO2-equivalent if obtained international assistance. The industrial sector contributes to GHG reduction for three emission sources, namely energy, industrial processes and product use, and industrial waste management. (LM)