Every year the Company actively contributes to various activities in Education and Health; Social, Culture and Religion; Economic as well as Infrastructure and Environment. In 2020 the social investment fund spent by the Company amounted to almost Rp24 billion.
New business opportunity for communities around the mine grows in line with the presence of the Company and its supporting units, such as opening stalls, rented houses, and other businesses. In addition, the Company’s presence also encourages the cooperatives around the mine to develop their activities to become a Limited Liability Company.
Economic Empowerment Activities in 2020 includes:
- B-Farming Sambakungan
The Company supports agricultural program by utilizing vacant lands that carried out by the people of Sambakungan. This program will be named Sustainable Agriculture and will become one sustainable contribution in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Quail Entrepreneurial Center
BUMA provides training to students from SMK 6 Berau to produce various processed food made from quail meat and eggs as raw materials.
- B-Farming Chicken Farm
BUMA collaborates with communities around Merancang Ilir to develop a chicken farm. Throughout 2020, this program has developed 700 chicken (super free-range chicken).
Education and Health Empowerment
The global COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the social and economic life of every community, including those located around the mine. The impact for the communities are mainly the health risk from transmission and the loss of income in economic activities including employment. In responding to this situation, the Company partnered with Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) organization to implement BUMA Care for COVID-19 program which aims to ease the burden on the society and to help the Government to control the pandemic in the region. The BUMA Care for COVID-19 program is focused on preventive and corrective programs.
- Preventive activities
The preventive activities from BUMA Care for COVID-19 are as follows:
- Providing comprehensive health education to communities through social media for correct and reliable information
- Involving communities to actively educate each other through ways that are easier to understand and remember such as proper hand-washing competition, etc.
- Distributing staple goods assistance and free meals donations to healthcare workers and affected communities.
- Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene kits to hospitals in Jadetabek.
- Corrective Activities
The corrective activities from BUMA Care for COVID-19 are:
- Providing medical equipments and medical supplies to COVID-19 referral hospitals located in BUMA’s operational area, namely Jakarta, Berau, Batu Kajang, Angsana, Samarinda, Balikpapan, Kota Bangun and Muara Teweh.
- Providing PPE and hygiene kits to hospitals in need.
- Collaborating with ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) to provide ventilators to hospitals that handling COVID-19 patients.
Education and Health Empowerment activities in 2020
- Entrepreneurship program in SMKN 2 Tenggarong
- Adiwiyata Program
- Mass Circumcision Program
- Education and Health Donation Program
- Other assistances Program
Infrastructure and Environmental Empowerment Activities in 2020
- Water Sources Development
- Assistance in procurement and installation of buildings and public facilities
- Opening of Sambakungan Village Road
- Renovation of buildings and public facilities (IPR site)
Social, Culture and Religion Empowerment Activities in 2020
- Construction of the Tahfidz Room (SDJ Site)
- Construction of a Mosque (SDJ Site)
COMMUNITY BASED BUSINESS
Berdikari Sejahtera Waste Bank Community
As a form of the Company’s participation in supporting business development manageable by women, in 2020 BUMA carried out training and development for Berdikari Sejahtera Waste Bank Community managed by housewives.
We know that 2020 was a difficult year for everyone. With the COVID-19 pandemic has caused less income from the head of family, and made the housewives look for additional income. With the Waste Bank Community, the Company hopes to increase income from the women, in addition to maintaining a clean environment.
Economic Empowerment of Women in the Mine Area
BUMA collaborated with stakeholders to implement women’s economic empowerment programs to improve community-based entrepreneurs’ skill and knowledge. The skills developed by utilizing available resources in the area such as weaving, purun, shell, rattan and others are made into a variety of local handicraft products that can be marketed, thus providing benefits to the economy and family welfare.
This program is not only developed the skills, but also facilitates their marketing. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, BUMA and the fostered community collaborated with the local government to hold exhibitions promoting local handicraft in various places. However, due to the conditions of the pandemic, similar activities in 2020 were postponed.
INDUSTRY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP BASED CURRICULUM
SMK Warga Surakarta
BUMA in collaboration with Warga Technology Academy and SMK Warga Surakarta conducted research and produced a copper hammer, named Allugoro, for equipment needs in BUMA’s maintenance workshops. This hammer, which is made from copper waste, has an advantage compared to branded products that has been used by BUMA previously, for it does not release harmful metal flakes when used.
SMKN 2 Cimahi
BUMA collaborated with SMKN 2 Cimahi to develop creative industries by creating an electronic control device called Auto Eco-On. Auto Eco-On, which is installed on the coal hauling truck unit, is able to provide efficient use of fuel.
SMKN 2 Tenggarong
Indonesia is a country rich with a culture that has the characteristics of archipelago diversity including the form of craft. To revive local cultural values and skills to life, BUMA works closely with schools in diverse mining circles facilitating cultural and social activities. One of the cultural cooperation was carried out with SMKN 2 Tenggarong. BUMA develops the skills of teachers and students to make a typical kriya Tenggarong in the form of pottery and Dayak sculpture. It is expected that this product has a high selling value so that it can be an alternative income for schools to finance their industrial classes independently.
EMPOWERMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL INDUSTRY
Tooth Bucket Excavator 2000
The Tooth Bucket Excavator 2000 product, named Pancanaka, is the result of collaboration between BUMA and local industry, Sebelas Maret University and Warga Technology Academy. The product is produced by utilizing scrap metal waste which is used in the PC-2000 excavator unit.
In 2020, 148 units of Tooth Bucket products were produced.
Micro Controller Auto EcoOn HD 785-7
The Auto Eco-On product is the result of collaboration between BUMA and local industry to create an Auto Eco-On micro controller that can save fuel for coal hauling trucks. This project also involved vocational high school students who were trained for subsequent production needs.
In collaboration with local industry and SMK Warga to produce copper hammers that are used as tools in BUMA’s maintenance workshop.
The Wife-preneur program is to develop various household business skills for the wives of the Company and BUMA employees. This activity aims to increase their family income.
Household businesses can be an alternative source of income to help family resilience, considering the uncertainty of mining activities.
Asset-Based Community Development
A program that explores the potential of existing assets in the community and facilitates their development to be used as a means of sustainable development as well as develops villages around the mine into independent villages.
A program that facilitates the community and BUMA workers in planning and managing sustainable environment in villages surrounding the mine.