IO – Corporate and organizational responsibility for social welfare and a sustainable environment: sustainable development goals (SDGs) positively impact Indonesian society. Social and environmental responsibility must be transparent in seven areas: good governance, human rights, employment practices, fair business practices, consumer issues, the environment and community engagement & development.
CSR Forum or Indonesian Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Forum (TJSLBU) was founded as a professional organization and strategic partner of the Central and Regional Government, the business world, BUMN, BUMD (state and regional-owned enterprises), foundations, community organizations and universities.
Indonesian CSR Forum aims to raise the business world’s awareness, ability and responsibility in implementing social responsibility and sustainability. It exists to massively and effectively help improve social welfare and nurture SDGs.
In order to collaborate with numerous stakeholders, CSR Forum held a “CSR Outlook 2022” webinar on social and environmental responsibility on Friday, January 21, 2022. The webinar presented a variety of spokespersons: Deputy of Human Resources, Technology and Information of the Indonesian Ministry of SOEs (BUMN) Tedi Bharata MPA, Director of Individual, Family, and Community Institutional Social Empowerment (PSPKKM) of the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs Serimika BR Karo SH, M.Si, Practitioners, Experts and WKU Kadin Indonesia for Environment and Forestry Silverius Oscar Unggul, SP, MM, Commissioner of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and Chairman of the NTB CSR Forum Ir. H. Irzani, M.Pd., M.Sc.
Indonesian CSR Forum Chairman Mahir Y. Bayasut declared that the CSR program must align with each company’s social responsibility. Companies are advised to contribute to and develop a society that offers all stakeholders social, economic, and environmental benefits. “We hope that the Indonesian CSR Forum provides solutions, data, and ideas for companies creating targeted, impactful, and sustainable CSR programs,” said Mahir.
The Indonesian CSR Forum Webinar will be held monthly to raise literacy and inclusion on CSR according to ISO 26000. The forum also aims to strengthen existing cooperation and sustainable collaboration between the government, business sector and CSR Forum.
CSR Forum moves toward innovations and continuous programs based on social mapping studies and directions from the shareholder. CSR practices implement a new corporate global vision: creating shared value and corporate sustainability.
Tedi Bharata MPA stated that SOEs (State-Owned Enterprises) are aware of the significance of CSR programs. The SOEs have prioritized five areas to consider in implementing CSR programs: focus on impacts, improving management, utilizing technology, expanding collaboration, increasing employee engagement through employee volunteering.
A similar response came from Serimika BR Karo. She affirmed that increasing collaboration and synergy in CSR activities must not stop only at charitable functions: sustaining the beneficial programs is more pivotal.
“We should be involved in assessing and mapping the needs of CSR programs. One of the top national priority programs is empowering remote and indigenous communities,” she explained.
Practitioner, Expert and WKU of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Environment and Forestry, Silverius Oscar Unggul mentioned the Indonesian Green Taxonomy for banking, a collaboration between OJK (Financial Services Authority) and companies to finance green and sustainable business
“Green investment will be a new chance for the business world, society and SMEs. Sociopreneurs shift their business towards green investment. CSR programs are urged to follow the trend,” he responded.