PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari (APL), a member of Zuellig Pharma, a service provider in healthcare, inaugurated its solar panels located in Medan. The solar panels are expected to generate energy for more than 100,000 kWh and claimed to be capable of reducing approximately 63.5 tons of carbon emissions per year.
During this inauguration, the President Director of APL, Christophe Piganiol, conveyed that the program is a form of sustainability commitment to implement the ‘Respecting Environment’ pillar. He explained that, “Climate change is a reality that not only will affect our health, but also directly impacts our mission to make health services accessible for our community. That being said, we are doing our best efforts to actively participate in reducing environmental adversities through our sustainability programs.” Christophe also added that the solar panel installation was made in collaboration with PT Vastland Indonesia as the building owner and PT Bumi Enviro Lestari (BEL Solar) as the panel installer.
The Head of Energy and Mineral Resources for the Province of North Sumatra, Utara Rajali, expressed his appreciation of APL for its commitment in enhancing renewable energy use, “We support APL’s efforts in reducing the fuel energy use while promoting renewable energy sources. Other private sectors may follow this program so that we can preserve our environment together.”
On the 24th of August, PT Unilever Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research & Technology to continue its cooperation on boosting quality human capital, promoting health welfare, as well as improving self-potential in students’ learning environment. This effort serves as an “Educational Program & Islamic Boarding Program” incentives, which Unilever Indonesia has consistently carried out since 2016 and reached up to 12 million children in approximately 49,000 boarding schools in 34 provinces.
Enny Hartati Sampurno, Director of Unilever Indonesia, expressed that priority be given to improve the health and welfare of communities in line with Unilever’s pillar of ‘The Unilever Compass’, that aims to train and acquaint children with the Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS). The program seeks to facilitate schools and arrange trainings, targeting 1.9 million children and 11,000 schools in 2022.
Indonesia’s Education Minister, Nadiem Makarim, agrees the need for schools to gain expertise on PHBS, balanced nutritional intake, and exercise in an active role to prevent disease and creating a healthy society. Furthermore, the signing of the MoU strengthens collaboration with Unilever to conduct scientific research and development, thereby bringing positive impact towards society.