The Government of Indonesia Ministry of Environment has honored PT Essar Indonesia (PTEI) with the prestigious PROPER Award 2012. PTEI received the Green Level PROPER Award this year, after being given the Blue Level PROPER Award in 2011. The PROPER (Program for Environmental Performance Rating) awards are presented by the Ministry in recognition of corporate performance in environmental management; the awards are presented after rigorous the Corporate Performance Ratings.
The ratings recognize five levels of effectiveness: the best performance level of compliance is Gold, followed by Green, Blue, Red, and Black.
The Corporate Performance Ratings evaluate each company for compliance and non-compliance of regulations. Over 1,300 companies from three sectors — the manufacturing and services sector, the mining, energy and oil & gas sector, and the agro industry — were rated for PROPER 2012 awards. The evaluations, which included assessments of documentation and field verification, were conducted jointly by the Ministry of Environment and its provincial branches.
PTEI’s Hardy John Tobing, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a function held in Jakarta on December 2, 2012.