Sorting Wastes with Residents of Pondok IndahMarch 10, 2012. At
9 a.m. members of CIMB Niaga's Employee Volunteer Team who had gathered at the
Pondok Indah Icon Branch started to head for the basketball park located in the
13th neighborhood area of the sub-district. At the site there were already a
lineup of garbage cans and a pile of black plastic bags which the green
movement community of Pondok Indah or Komunitas Hijau Pondok Indah (KHPI) had
supplied. Wasting no time, the teams invited residents of the area to join them
in the environmental initiative to sort household wastes.
It was essential that wastes were properly sorted for the
next sessions of the day: composting and plastics/paper recycling. Organic
wastes were mixed with plant leaves to make compost. Bacteria in plate wastes
and kitchen scraps helped turn them and other organic materials into compost.
Non-organic undegradable wastes were separated to be later recycled to make raw
materials for the manufacture of plastic or paper products. Doing small things for the environment will
have big impacts on our lives.
KEHATI Opens a Park in Sleman, YogyakartaJune 20, 2012. CIMB
Niaga took to the field to show concerns about the environment, and sent a team
to a quake-affected site-- the Museum of Merapi Volcanic National Park in the
village of Hargobinangun in the regency of Sleman, Yogyakarta -- to help build
KEHATI Park, a project initiated by KEHATI Foundation. The project started in
August 2011 and aimed at restoring agricultural lands in the village ruined by
the eruption of Mount Merapi. Plans included building the KEHATI Park and a
bamboo arboretum occupying the stretch of land in front of the museum and a
part of the Hargobinangun community forest.
Modeled on a biodiversity reserve, the KEHATI Park will
have a large collection of species of mostly rare or endangered plants.
Supporting the Mount Merapi Museum, the park will also serve as both an
educational facility and an alternative tourist destination. Its concept of edutourism
will allow the park to attract the general public and students. Attending the site opening were Sri Purnomo, the regent
of Sri Purnomo; Yogyakarta's Provincial Environmental Protection Agency
officials; KEHATI directors and Ibnu Gunawan, CIMB Niaga's Yogyakarta Branch
Affairs Storage Room Clean Up - Part II
The idea of cleaning up the storage room first came up
when the Corporate Affairs (CA) team was in a brainstorming session back in
2011. After looking at the results, the initiative was later adopted by the
team at Bintaro's Consumer Liabilities Business (CLB).On Saturday morning, June 30, 2012, still busy with the
Indonesia Banking Expo (IBEX) 2012, the Corporate Affairs team started another
storage clean-up job at 9 a.m. They headed straight to Level M where CA's
storage room is located. The team saw documents and used items filling up the
room. While sorting the paper stacks and articles, they found and set aside
'treasures' that many people could use and benefit from.
Consistent implementation of the green office scheme
proves to be the key to changing our attitudes to help us care more about the
environment. Start with ourselves...
Start taking a part... Start doing it... Let's start paying attention to our
work environment for our own best interests.
Greening Education by Unggulan ScholarsIn following one of the principles of higher education
(Tri Darma Perguruan Tinggi) -- serving the community -- scholars of CIMB
Niaga's Beasiswa Unggulan (scholarships for high-achievers) in Yogyakarta
participated in a social activity supported by the bank: Greening Education to
Make a Better Future
Organized by the association of university graduates who
were scholars of CIMB Niaga (Ikatan Alumni Penerima Beasiswa CIMB Niaga), the
event served to motivate all scholarship beneficiaries to give direct
contribution to the community. Participants were involved in an effort to make
primary schoolchildren aware of the environment by giving them books on
environmental issues and educating them about the importance of environmental
preservation.The enthusiastically-anticipated event was held on
September 29, 2012, at SD Muhammadiyah Duri in Kalasan, Yogyakarta, with a
total of 33 children in attendance, accompanied by their teachers and the
school administrators. CIMB Niaga will continue to support its scholars for one
single purpose: establishing sustainable relationships with all of its
Save Bamboo by Planting 10,000 Bamboo Trees
CIMB Niaga's Corporate Affairs' team organized an
employee volunteer day on Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Tabanan Bali, where
participants took part in one of the '10,000 Bamboo Tree' program series.
Taking place in several regions in Bali and West Java, the movement highlighted
the importance of preserving bamboo, a species which offers numerous benefits
for human kind.
Members of the CA team learned a lot from the activity:
philosophy of bamboo, self-massage techniques for relaxation and how to prepare
traditional medicines from local plants. They were also introduced to food and
beverage products processed from local ingredients, including juice and wine
made of purple yam. This type of tuber contains a high level of antioxidants
and many beneficial properties vital for a healthy body.
So, let's join hands and do something for the earth for
the benefits of our future generations. No matter how small the things we do
today, the impacts will be great for our children.
CIMB Niaga Supports Bamboo for The Earth
MovementIn conjunction with the '10,000 Bamboo Tree' movement
currently ongoing in Bali and East Java, a ceremony was held on Monday,
November 26, 2012, in Saung Angklung Udjo in Bandung, marking CIMB Niaga's
support for the movement driven by Gerakan Masyarakat Bambu Pertiwi (Bamboo for
the Earth). Initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment, the event
formed a vehicle where bamboo preservation activists from all over Indonesia
could make a shared commitment to start replanting bamboo trees.
Minister of the Environment, Prof. Dr. Balthasar
Kambuaya, MBA, was seen among the attendees. He said that a bamboo planting
scheme would have to be urgently put in action because at today's planting
rate, local bamboo crops could not cope with the rapid growth of bamboo-based
industry. If we do not start planting now, bamboo could soon be a rare species,
and we would lose the numerous benefits we could otherwise gain from the plant.
Ms. L. Wulan Tumbelaka, Compliance, Corporate Affairs
& Legal Director, on behalf of CIMB Niaga, symbolically presented a
donation to Sam Udjo, witnessed by Mr. Balthasar Kambuaya, Indonesian Minister
of the Environment. CIMB Niaga believed that the support would have to go
beyond a bamboo planting initiative to include care for Indonesia's natural