Jakarta (Greeners) – Ministry of Environment and Forestry announced 21 companies rated ‘black’, meaning they applied poor toxic and hazardous waste management and other pollution, at the Corporate Environmental Performance Rating Program (PROPER).
Director General of Pollution and Environment Damage Control of the ministry, MR Karliansyah, stated that of those 21 companies with black rating, seven were hospitals, three were fish processing and companies each in hotel industry, pulp factory, papet factory, automotive component industry, food and beverage industry, steel company, toxic and hazardous substances management, house supplies, and palm oil.
“The ministry will hand over its law enforcement to the Directorate general of Environment and Forestry Law Enforcement,” he said in Jakarta, on Friday (20/11).
For this year, Karliansyah said that there were 2,317 participants from 113 types of industry. The number increased 12 percent from last year.
Gold rating was given to 12 companies, 108 companies were listed with green rating, blue rating given to 1,406 companies, red rating to 529 companies and 21 companies with black rating.
“As much as 61 companies have yet to be announced as they are still in the middle of legal process or already closed,” he said.
The assessment include environmental permit requirements fulfillment, water pollution management, air pollution management, and toxic and hazardous substances management and land damage potentials specifically for mining industry.
“Proper encourages companies for innovation in environmental management. This year, there are 151 innovations from 323 companies with green and gold rating candidates. Proper encourages companies for environmental management, energy efficiency, reduce emission and greenhouse gas emissions, water efficiency, 3R toxic and hazardous substances, 3R waste and biodiversity, capacity building and innovation,” he said.
Reports by Danny Kosasih