1. PT WKS Held Karhutla Socialization and Conservation Education
A business unit of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, PT Wirakarya Sakti (WKS), held a socialization of land and forest fires (karhutla) and conservation education to students of SMPN 12 East Tanjungjabung Regency located in Mencolok Village on Monday, August 1, 2022. This annual event received appreciation from the Principal of SMPN 12 East Tanjabung Anton Susilo, S.Pd, M.Pd for the initiative of PT WKS as a pioneer to convey the importance of preventing karhutla for the younger generation and choosing SMPN 12 as the location of the activity.
2. Company Support for Forest Development through Business Units
Business units of APP Sinar Mas contribute to forest conservation through various efforts, ranging from developing forests as a travel destination to community empowerment. Paper forest has received public attention as an attractive natural travel destination, as seen from the paper forest in Karawang owned by PT Pindo Deli Pulp & Paper Mills. The name “paper forest” is taken from the Eucalyptus trees grown in the area, which are the raw material for paper production.
In addition, PT Bumi Persada Permai and PT Sumber Hijau Permai have developed a Partnership Community Forest (HRPK) in South Sumatra which was built on the agreement between the community as the land owner and the company as the manager of the land to be planted with forestry commodities in accordance with the company's core business. The agreement entails a sharing system in which revenues from the company can improve the community's economy.
3. PT Arara Abadi Held a Mass Circumcision
PT Arara Abadi Nilo District, as a business unit of APP Sinar Mas, held a mass circumcision in Pangkalan Gondai Village, Langgam, Pelalawan on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. This activity is a form of empathy and responsibility of the company to the surrounding community of the Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI).
4. The Tzu Chi Foundation Together with APP Sinar Mas Held a Social Service
The volunteer community from Tzu Chi APP Sinar Mas branch at PT Konverta Mitra Abadi (KMA) Lampung assisted 32 patients who underwent cataract and hernia surgery at the end of July 2022. These patients came from 14 villages in South Lampung Regency, starting from Desa Bandarejo to Teluk Betung Village. This social service activity is the first major event by volunteers in Lampung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the spirit of Eka Tjipta Widjaja, the founder of the Sinar Mas Group.