The National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) again held the Asia Sustainability Report Rating (ASRRAT) 2020. The event in the midst of this pandemic took place semi-online, some of the trophy submissions took place offline at Hotel Mulia Jakarta. In addition, an online talkshow entitled Covid-19 and The Road to Sustainable Business was also held. The panelists in this talkshow came from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ph.D, Minister of Research and Technology / Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency delivered a keynote speech at the Forum which was broadcast online and was attended by 500 participants from Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia.
“Sustainability requires innovation,” said Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro. He further said that this pandemic has changed people’s lifestyles. “Apart from that, it must also be acknowledged that the environment has become cleaner,” he said, Wednesday (16/12).
In this forum, he also delivered the keynote speech of Allinnettes Go Adigue, Manager of Public Policy and Corporate Relations of GRI Southeast Asia and incoming Head of Regional Hub ASEAN Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. NCSR is a member of the GRI and also a GRI Training Partner in Southeast Asia. Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners (ICSP), which is a professional organization that accommodates NCSR alumni in the Southeast Asia region including Bangladesh, is participating as the co-organizer of ASRRAT 2020.
“The sustainability report shows us the extent to which the company contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs,” said Ali Darwin, Chair of the NCSR, on the sidelines of the ASRRAT Forum event.
Apart from that, he continued, his party could also assess through sustainability reports, the economic, environmental and social impacts arising from the company’s operations, both positive and negative impacts.
“From 2005 to 2017, for 12 years, this event was called the Sustainability Reporting Awards,” said Prof. Eko Ganis Ph.D Chairman of the Jury. However, since 2018, NCSR has changed its system from Award to Rating, continued Eko.
According to Ali Darwin, the change to the Sustainability Report Rating system began in 2016 with participants from companies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. “This is the only sustainability report rating system currently available” Ali added. NCSR divides the sustainability report rating into 4 levels, namely Platinum (highest), Gold, Silver and Bronze (lowest).
This year, the assessment process for the report was carried out by 21 assessors, who are lecturers from various universities in Indonesia. They all have competence as assessors because they have a specialist certificate of sustainability reporting issued by the NCSR and are called a Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS).
This year’s Platinum rating sustainability report was won by 5 companies, namely PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk, PT Indonesia Power, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk, PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) and PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur. According to Eko, an additional criteria for a platinum rating compared to the Gold rating, among others, is that the report is made in full according to GRI standards and an assurance / audit has been carried out by the Assurance Services Office in addition to obtaining a score of 93 out of 100.
Meanwhile, this year’s Gold rating sustainability report was given to 32 organizations / companies, namely PT ABM Investama Tbk, Bank Asia Limited, PT Bank BTPN Syariah Tbk, PT Bank BTPN Tbk, PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk, PT. Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, PT. Regional Development Bank of West Java & Banten, Tbk., PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero), Tbk., PT Bio Farma (Persero), BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, PT Bukit Asam Tbk, PT BUMI Resources Tbk., PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk., MERALCO, PT PELNI (Persero) ), PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PJB), PT Perkebunan Nusantara X, PT Pertamina (Persero), PT Pertamina EP Cepu, PT Pertamina Gas, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ (PHE ONWJ), Petrochina International Jabung Limited, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero), SKK Migas, SM Investments Corporation, Star Energy (Kakap) Ltd, Star Energy Geothermal Wayang Windu Ltd, PT Timah Tbk, PT United Tractors Tbk, PT Vale Indonesia Tbk, and PT XL Axiata Tbk.
Then this year’s Silver rating sustainability report was given to 3 companies, namely PT Astra International Tbk, Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia and PT PP Properti Tbk. Meanwhile, 4 companies won the Bronze rating, namely PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, PT Bank Pembangunan Jawa Timur Tbk, PT Elnusa Tbk and PT Pembangunan Pelabuhan Indonesia.
Furthermore, Eko explained that the jury would provide a score card and recommendations to all participants.
“It is hoped that they will follow up on the recommendations of the jury so that the ranking of the next year’s report will increase,” said Eko.