As a business entity engaged in mining contractor services, the Company is committed to actively supporting concession owners in fulfilling all environmental requirements from the Government, promoting the prevention of environmental damage due to business processes, and implementing “Good Mining Practice” starting from the planning stage to the end of mining period. The Company continues to implement good operational practices that minimize the negative impacts of its operations to the surrounding areas, the Company’s assets, the local communities, or other third parties. All of the Company’s operations are consistently refer to EIA documents (Environmental Impact Analysis) and UKL-UPL (Environmental Management and Monitoring) as part of the licensing requirements.
Important aspects that are always exercised by the Company and BUMA in carrying out good and right mining activities (“Good Mining Practice”), include:
- Appropriate mining techniques implementation;
- Environmental care;
- Occupational safety and health concern;
- Conservation principles implementation;
- Have added value;
- Benefit optimization for the community; and
- Mining standardization
Environmental Management Certification
As a commitment to supporting the environment sustainability and efforts to improve the environment, the Company’s subsidiary, BUMA periodically undergoes environmental and OHS management system audit conducted by the Certification Board. Currently, BUMA has obtained the certification of International standard, namely:
- ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management System accredited by SGS Certification Body, for Lati, Binungan, Adaro, Kideco, and Sungai Danau (SDJ) mines.
- OHSAS 18001:2007 for OHS Management System accredited by SGS Certification Body, for Lati, Binungan, Adaro, Kideco, and Sungai Danau (SDJ) mines.
Environmental Programs and Activities
The Company manages wastewater quality by providing settling pond. The pond stores wastewater until the water meets the applicable quality standard. Water that meets the standard is then disposed to the nearest river. This is one way to reduce the environmental pollution that may harm the surrounding communities.
Management of Hazardous and Toxic Wastes (B3)
Generated by workshop works, the type of B3 wastes may be used oil, used grease, used lubricants, and oil/grease-contaminated gloves. BUMA manages this B3 waste by engaging third-party services who have license in the management and transportation of B3.
Adiwiyata Environmentally Friendly School Program
Adiwiyata is one of the programs of the Ministry of Environment & Forestry and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. It aims to encourage the creation of an environmentally sound school tat manifests in the four pillars of school policy, leaning curriculum in class, active participation of school community and supporting infrastructure of the school. The program which was held at SMPN 5 Sambaliung, Berau Regency was the Company’s first program that combines education and environmental concern. The Company hopes the school under its guidance will receive an Adiwiyata Award from the Government.
Waste management with Waste Bank
BUMA’s Binungan site collaborate with PT Berau Coal and Local Environment Office and Sanitation of Berau District, East Kalimantan initiated a Waste Bank, which aims to build the employees’ awareness to preserve the environment.
The wastes from Tabalong River clean-up section carried out by BUMA’s employees were recycled at the Waste Bank. Since its launch last March, the Waste Bank has managed to collect a total of 1,200 kg non-B3 cardboard wastes.