KADIPATEN – Commemorating World Environment Day, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) Karaha Area together with the Tasikmalaya Regency Government held an activity to plant 4000 trees in Tasikmalaya Regency. The tree planting is in accordance with this year's theme, namely: “Only One Earth” as a commitment to preserving the earth.
The planting was carried out symbolically in WKP 5 PGE Karaha Area, Kadipaten District, Tasikmalaya Regency, on June 30, 2022 which was attended by the Regent of Tasikmalaya Regency and the Chair of the Tasikmalaya Regency DPRD.
The Tasikmalaya Regency Government is very supportive of PGE's efforts in environmental conservation. Asep Sopari Al Ayubi as chairman of the Tasikmalaya Regency DPRD said that talking about the environment means the responsibility of all stakeholders, both the government, the private sector and of course the community must also have a concern and responsibility to protect the earth today and in the future.
"Regarding the planting of thousands of trees today, we welcome it positively. Apart from being environmental-based, of course we see PGE from the company's point of view that it is also very important for green or dense plants in this geothermal area," said Asep.
Area Manager Karaha Catur Hendro Utomo in his speech said PGE Area Karaha is committed to Social and Environmental Responsibility by always supporting environmental conservation and biodiversity conservation efforts.
This is a form of company support for the Government's efforts to realize the agenda of the 15 SDGs and National Economic Recovery. Starting from the project until the operation of PGE Area Karaha on April 6, 2018, PGE Area Karaha has been consistent in carrying out CSR programs in the field of community empowerment and environmental sustainability.
"And in today's event we will plant as many as 4000 pine trees around the WKP PGE Karaha Area. In accordance with our slogan this year #OnlyOneEarth, it is hoped that this activity will have a big impact on the preservation of our earth," he said after planting trees in the Karaha area, Thursday ( 30/6/2022).
PGE Area Karaha continues to be committed to geothermal development and ensures that the implementation of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) becomes an integrated part of PGE's geothermal business. The implementation of these ESG aspects is an effort to provide added value and support PGE to government programs related to the use of new, renewable energy that is environmentally friendly, especially geothermal.
In addition, the development of geothermal energy supply carried out by PGE is also a form of PGE's support and commitment in achieving sustainable development, especially the 7th goal (clean and affordable energy), 12 (responsible construction and production), 13 (climate change management), and 15 (land ecosystems) in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) is a company engaged in the utilization of geothermal energy and is part of the Subholding Power & New Renewable Energy (PNRE). PGE's Karaha Unit I Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) with a capacity of 30 MW was commercially operational on April 6, 2018.