Jakarta, February 9th – Holding companies of the two biggest airports in Indonesia and a key oil refinery will obtain the global standard ISO 50001 for energy management, under a collaborative support between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR).
The two airports are the terminal three of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near capital city Jakarta with its holding company PT Angkasa Pura II, and the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in the holiday island of Bali with its holding company PT Angkasa Pura I. The refinery unit is unit IV in Cilacap, Central Java, belonging to PT Pertamina.
UNDP lends the support through MTRE3 Project in collaboration with the Directorate General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conversation, under the MEMR.
“Energy conservation has become one of the key priorities for many energy companies and state-owned firms in Indonesia as the government strives to encourage companies adopting improved productivity with less emission and waste,”said Puspa Dewi, the Director of Energy Conservation during the kickoff meeting on Monday to put the initiative into action.
“I am following the progress of this discussion, because I hope that I will be able to add new insights because this is one of the targets from our Director General for ISO 50001," she added.
ISO 50001 is an international standard certification which recognizes energy efficiency consumption of a holding company. The ISO 50001 certification requires Top Management level commitment to conduct Surveillance in the 2nd and 3rd years as a form of sustainability of the benefits of the Energy Management System
The Kick-Off Meeting with the three holding companies will last for two weeks until February 18th 2021.
“Our technical assistance on ISO 50001 is in line with UNDP’s commitment to ensure countries have the enabling environment for companies and industries can engage in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly operation. This involves working closely with companies in key industries to align their operation with principles of the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda,” said Boyke Lakaseru, UNDP’s MTRE3 National Project Manager.
PT Angkasa Pura I - I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali and PT Angkasa Pura II - Soekarno Hatta Airport will be the first airports in Indonesia to hold the ISO 50001 certificate.
Joko Pranoto, General Manager PT Pertamina RU IV Cilacap said that PT Pertamina RU IV Cilacap is committed to being more efficient with their energy consumption, as well as prioritizing sustainability.
UNDP Indonesia Communication Specialist, Tomi Soetjipto