ENHANCE PVC ROLE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY, ASEAN VINYL COUNCIL AND PT ASAHIMAS CHEMICAL HOST AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
The ASEAN Vinyl Council Association in collaboration with PT Asahimas Chemical to hold an International Seminar with the theme "PVC For Sustainable Future - Enhance PVC Role in Circular Economy". The seminar was held on November 3rd, 2022 at the Geneva Ballroom Swissotel PIK Jakarta and was attended by the Task Execuor of Director General of Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Textile Industries from the Ministry of Industry, Ignatius Warsito, and 120 participants consisting of government officials and associations, industries, researchers and academics from ASEAN countries.
Jun Miyazaki, vice chairman of the ASEAN Vinyl Council (AVC) and president and director of PT Asahimas Chemical (ASC), said the purpose of the seminar was to promote government programs on the optimization of domestic plastic raw materials, especially PVC (polyvinyl chloride), explained that it was to support Supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals with economic and environmental sustainability as its pillars.
Jun Miyazaki added that the industry has the potential to become a catalyst and accelerator for sustainable development around the world. “Beyond industry, the SDGs also create new opportunities for governments, civil society organizations and academic institutions to develop new innovations and create new markets for building new economies,” he said.
Jun Miyazaki continued, ASC has optimized the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in business practices as a contribution to the circular economy. ASC reduced his CO2 emissions in daily activities. Recently, it signed a contract .
with PLN for 18 million units of renewable energy certificates (equivalent to 18,000 GWh), and voluntarily restricted microplastics.
The international seminar featured six keynote speakers. Manit Nititanakul - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Andy Mangala Putra - PT Kita Bumi Global (Kibumi) CFO and Co-Founder, Cindy Bray - Australian Plastic Industry Pipe Association (PIPA) Executive Director, Gandhi Kusuwandi - PT Asahimas Chemical (ASC), Jessica Hanafi - Founder and Director of Lifecycle Indonesia, Michelle Limantara - PT Impack Pratama Industri (Alderon).
In his address, Mr. Ignatius Warsito, as a task executor of Director General of the Department of Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Textiles,Ministry of Industry, thanked all the participants for their participation in the seminar. Considering the diversity of backgrounds of the participants, it is clear that this seminar will have a significant impact on the economic and environmental sustainability pillars, to better understand the sustainability of PVC, to take concrete actions, and to improve the economy of Indonesia. We look forward to further contributing to your growth.