Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill is aware that the upliftment and improvement of the community around the mill is its responsibility. Since its inception, Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill has been aware of the importance of community development work and has implemented various programs for the community.
Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill treats all employees in an open, honest, fair and respectful manner. Company realize that employees are its greatest assets, so we must provide them with a proper training to make a certain that they are able to undertake the challenging opportunities that lie ahead of them. The concept of teamwork is routinely coaching workers to ensure that we live up to our promise of high quality and productivity.
Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill also puts a serious effort to develop social welfare for the employees, which is realized through the development program of Polyclinic as well as medical staff. These clinics cater to the needs of the employees and their family. The company has also formed a co-operative for the employees and provides services like the canteen, dormitory accommodation, sports facilities and place of worship. Other public facilities like the bank, post office and telecommunication are also provided for the employees.
These programs are divided into the following various activities :
Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill realizes that human resources is one of the most important assets and should be developed. Education is one of the keys to develop this resource and Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill has invested into various programs to impart education to the community as follows :
- On the job training program for 150 students
- Full scholarship for 28 persons at ATPK Bandung
- Study test & guidance program
- Renovation and provision of school buildings and their infrastructures
- Provision of transportation for students of elementary schools
- Support the construction of religious buildings
- Education fund for 101 university students
- Schools bus for community, benefited by 200 pupils
Donations from Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill towards the religious activities are as follows :
- Fast breaking ceremonies
- Providing sacrificial animals on the eve of Idul Adha
- Program to help build Mosque and facilities
- Construction of Mosque which now we support by providing material
Village Infrastructures, Economic Support & Health Service
- Construction, maintenance and development of roads for villagers
- Construction of public administrative office
- Construction and maintenance of drainage system
- Clean water facilities
- Community’s skill development & community forest program
- Support Economic facilities
- Bring up small business & home industry
- Mobile Clinic
Economic Empowerment Program
- 6 batches
- 58 family leaders
- 80 pregnant cows has been rolled out
- Tri-sector partnership program
Rolling Agricultural Fund
- 12 families for the agricultural activities
- 5 families for fishery activities
- 1 family for livestock (ducks)
- 2 families for home industry food processing
Handicraft making from Industrial Waste
- Strap band ex- waste from PAP to be used as raw material for handicraft making at Tualang & Pinang Sebatang Timur villages
- Two groups with 30 members & mostly women
To improve the social relationships between the company and the community, Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill has initiated the following programs:
As a leading pulp and paper manufacturer, Indah Kiat's Perawang Mill realizes that its operations should never be at the expense of environment. The company bears responsibility for the environmental impacts on its products and operations.
Indah Kiat's Perawang commitment to environmental protection is clearly indicated in the company’s environment policy as follows:
- Protection of the environment by prevention of pollution and compliance with environmental legislation and regulation
- Continuous improvement in production and energy efficiency, resources recycling and waste minimization
- Close monitoring of environmental performance
- Optimize the use of wood resources
- Environmental awareness
- Ppreventions’ of infectious diseases
- Preservation of Siak Traditional Woven Cloth
- Emergency preparedness and response.
- Public Education Center "Rumah Pintar"
- Public library
ARBORETUM / ELEPHANT PARK
Arboretum is classified as a protected forest. The Protected forest is normally set aside during the early planning of landscape layout for conserving wildlife corridors, sensitive areas to erosion and high slopes for land slide, water catchment areas and habitat of endemic/endangered species.
Besides being a protected area, the arboretum is also being developed into an educational, research and recreational center. The arboretum and elephant park are parts of the protected areas covering the total areas of 42 hectares.
This arboretum is made up of a rich lowland dipterocarps forest. Many of the trees are comprised of dipterocarpacae family made up of species like shorea, dipterocarpus, vatica, hopea, Dryo balanops and parashorea.
In terms of flora, there are 135 species of flowering plants and 16 species of palms found here. The endemic/endangered flora species that are growing here are: kulim/Scorodocarpus (garlic trees), Gaharu/Aquilaria),Arang-Arang/Diospyros oblongus, Suntai Balam/Palaqium gutta, Meranti Batu/Shorea platycarpus, Meranti Kunyit/Shorea parvifolia.. This forest does provide some non-timber forest products (NTFP) like fruits, honey bees, medicinal herbs (Indonesian Viagra- Eurycoma Longifolia) and also provides other recreational and environmental services.
We allow the local people to collect the Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) for their own consumption. They do collect kulim fruits for vegetables requirements. They also collect honey from the bee nests found in the tall trees in the arboretum. These trees are called ‘Sialang’ in local names, which provide good ventilation for bees as they are normally taller than other trees.
With regards to fauna, we have found 26 species of animals comprising of mammals, reptiles, birds and fishes. The big endangered mammals found here are elephants/Elephasmaximus, honey bear/Helarctis Malayanus, kijang/muntiacus muntjak, and long-tail monkey/Macaca fasicularis. There is also snake/phyton molurus and birds found here.
We have found the protected big bird known as Hornbill/ (Buceros rhinoceros) in this forest. There is also king fisher bird/ Alcedo atthis found here always perching on the trees branches along the stream ready to capture the fish.
We have established a local/native species nursery here. The fruits/seeds and the seedlings found on the forest floor are collected. So, the arboretum also acts a seeds and seedlings bank for native species. The collected seeds are normally sowed. The wildings are pulled out and then are transferred to poly bags for propagation in this nursery. Once these seedlings are ready for planting, we will replant them in the degraded conservation forests.
We have adopted the elephants from the Wildlife Department in 1994. There are 7 elephants now (5 adult and 2 young elephants of 2 and 3 years old respectively).
We have established various nature trails with most of the trees have been labeled with identification tags both in local and botanical names. This is part of our objective to develop this place as an educational center for subjects in environment, ecology, biology and botany. In addition to this, we also plan to implement joint research studies with universities, research bodies and forest department in this area.