PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) as part of the Subholding Power & New Renewable Energy (PNRE) won 2 Covid Prevention and Control (P2) Awards and P2 HIV-AIDS from the Ministry of Manpower (Kemnaker).(20/6)
PGE won the Platinum Category award through the COVID-19 P2 Program in the Workplace, and the Gold Category award through the HIV-AIDS P2 Program in the Workplace. This achievement was achieved through an assessment and audit from the DKI Jakarta Manpower Office.
PGE's Corporate Secretary, Muhammad Baron, said that this award is a form of concern for the business world for aspects of Occupational Safety and Health (K3).
"This award is an achievement for all PGE officers who have gone through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with operational activities that are still running well and continue to implement K3 efforts to maintain work safety," said Baron.
With this award from the Ministry of Manpower, it is hoped that it can be a motivation for companies to continue making K3 efforts or also known as Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) so that it will create safe, healthy, and productive workers, to support the nation's development.
PGE 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).
PGE currently manages 13 Geothermal Working Areas spread across Sumatra, Java, Bali, and North Sulawesi, where 1877 MW of geothermal electricity has been generated, consisting of 672 MW which is operated by PGE alone (Own Operation). and 1205 MW managed through a Joint Operation Contract. Geothermal installed capacity in PGE's working areas contributes 82% of the total installed geothermal capacity in Indonesia, with a potential CO2 emission avoidance of 9.7 million tons of CO2 per year.