Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas Chief Sustainability Officer Elim Sritaba discussed about empowering women inside and outside the corporation at the UN Global Compact Uniting Business Live Webinar. As a global company, APP realizes women's important role , both within the organization and inside communities where they live.
Empowering women in leadership and entrepreneurship are proven to improve welfare and sustainability of their surroundings . Through the DMPA program, APP has been providing entrepreneurship training for women in and around the concessions. APP collaboration with Martha Tilaar Group has helped women in rural communities become economically independent and reduce their dependence to the forests, which later proved reducing the forest fire.
To create a gender inclusive environment at the company level, APP employs women across all business operations and encourages them to take leadership roles. While the gender bias mindset is still a challenge, APP has made significant improvements and will continue to do so.
APP believes that sustainability and gender equality will only be achieved if all stakeholders work together in harmony.