| At Banpu, we not only recognize that our business operations impact on the environment, but also believe that a positive attitude towards environmental management benefits all. The Company is committed to taking an environmentally responsible approach to all our business activities. In this respect, we work towards 3 principles:-
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Climate change is the critical global challenge that leads to risks of serious damage to global prosperity, sustainable development and well being of the society. It is requiring all parts of society to take extensive actions.
Banpu aware needs of urgent actions to keep the increasing temperature to be below 2 oC by 2050. We aim to be a part of the solutions and support global agreement on climate change. The challenges and opportunities from climate change are the integral part of our sustainable development. We commit to
- Ensure our compliance related to climate change in every country we operate.
- Seek to reduce our greenhouse gas emission by ensuring energy efficiency, utilization of low emission and cost effective technologies as a part of our operation planning.
- Measure our greenhouse gas directly and indirectly, reduction progress and periodically communicate the results to stakeholders.
- Build capacity to understand fully the implications of climate change for our business and to develop a coherent business strategy.
- Monitor risks, opportunities and implications of climate change as our corporate-wide risk management process.
- Invest and plan for business continuity regarding climate change.
- Support our host communities and stakeholders for adapting to a changing climate.
- Drive sustainable growth of the company with effective response to climate change and transition of future business investment portfolio.
- Seek to develop our capacity and invest in low carbon or renewable energy.
- Continue to support initiatives, research and development of low greenhouse gas emission technologies and renewable energy that are appropriate to our business.
- Seek to engage with other enterprises or stakeholders to reduce carbon emissions.
- Coal Business: 25% reduction of carbon intensity from base year 2012
- Power Business: 15% reduction of carbon intensity from base year 2012
At Banpu, we believe in the sustainable development. While acting to ensure a continuous and reliable supply of currently needed energy resources, the Company is also concerned about preserving natural resources to meet the need of future generations. For Banpu, mine rehabilitation is thus not only reforestation, but an opportunity to replenish the richness of biodiversity. To ensure successful rehabilitation, biodiversity studies are undertaken and seriously considered prior to mining in new development areas
Biodiversity Study at Bharinto Mine, IndonesiaAs Indonesia is known for its biodiversity richness, great care is taken in developing projects to ensure that the ecological footprint is kept minimal in all locations.
At Bharinto mine, in cooperation with Purwodadi Botanical Garden, Banpu conducted a biodiversity study and ecological preservation in 2010 ahead of our mining activities. The databases of local biodiversity, especially flora, were established using rigorous research approach and methodology. This enabled a precise estimation of the diversity range and values. Moreover a database was also established specific to local conditions e.g. carbon trap, to ensure proper planning for sustainable socio-ecological management of the post-mining area and its adjacent areas, together with local authorities and communities.
Biodiversity Study Plan
2010 Field studies to develop biodiversity map of plants and to preserve the cultures of high biodiversity value (e.g. orchids)
2011-2013 Analysis and cultivation of potential plants for successful rehabilitation
2012 Study plants’ genetic diversity and develop model for rehabilitation
2013-2017 Conduct progressive rehabilitation in parallel with mining activities
2014-2015 Develop community consultation programs for biodiversity enrichment through maximizing the socio-ecological functions of the post-mining areas for local communities