KADIPATEN – Commemorating the World Environment Day, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) Karaha Area, in collaboration with the Tasikmalaya Regency Government, planted 4000 trees in Tasikmalaya Regency. The tree planting is in accordance with this year's theme, "Only One Earth," as a commitment to environmental preservation.
On June 30, 2022, the Regent of Tasikmalaya Regency and the Chair of the People's Representative Assembly of Tasikmalaya Regency participated in the symbolic planting activity in WKP 5 PGE Karaha Area, Kadipaten District, Tasikmalaya Regency.
The Tasikmalaya Regency Government is very supportive of PGE's efforts in environmental conservation. Asep Sopari Al Ayubi as chairman of People's Representative Assembly of Tasikmalaya Regency The Tasikmalaya, stated that environment issue means that all stakeholders, including the government, private sector, and community, must be concerned about and responsible for protecting the earth today and in the future.
"We enthusiastically welcome today's planting of thousands of trees. Aside from the environmental considerations, we understand the company's perspective on the need for green or dense plants in this geothermal area," Asep explained.
Area Manager Karaha Catur Hendro Utomo in his speech said that PGE Area Karaha is committed to Social and Environmental Responsibility by consistently supporting environmental and biodiversity conservation efforts.
This is a form of company support for the Government's efforts to realize the 15 SDGs agenda and National Economic Recovery. PGE Area Karaha has been continuously carrying out CSR programs in the fields of community empowerment and environmental sustainability since the project's start to operation on April 6, 2018.
"At today's event, we will plant up to 4000 pine trees in the WKP PGE Karaha Area. In accordance with our slogan this year #OnlyOneEarth, it is hoped that this activity will have a significant impact on the preservation of our earth,” he remarked after planting trees in the Karaha area on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
PGE Area Karaha continues to be committed to geothermal development and ensures that the implementation of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) becomes an integral part of PGE's geothermal business. The implementation of these ESG aspects is an effort to provide added value and PGE’s support to government programs related to the use of new, renewable energy that is environmentally friendly, especially geothermal energy.
In addition, PGE's development of geothermal energy supply is a demonstration of its commitment to and support for the SDGs, particularly goals 7 (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 with a capacity of 30 MW was commercially operational on April 6, 2018.