I am pleased to say that the past 12 months of hard work by the team at Re>Pal Indonesia has been rewarded with Re>Pal being recognised as “best SME” at the Sustainable Business Awards Indonesia. It was an honour to receive the award from Minister Suharso Monoarfa. These were organised by Global Initiatives, and were judged by PWC, and held in conjunction with Indonesia Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD).
It’s a great testament not only to the Re>Pal team in Indonesia but to the increasing focus on sustainability as a fundamental, not optional, part of the supply chain. It is also perhaps recognition that in 2019, we recycled 5,800,000kgs of waste and saved or recycled this from landfill. Given around 8,000,000kgs of plastic waste ended up in the ocean in 2019, without companies such as Re>Pal actively taking waste or diverting it from landfills in Indonesia, there would be even more pressure on the infrastructure.
As a commercial provider of pallets, we also need the support from clients to purchase sustainably and we hope that this award also reinforces our credibility to potential purchasers and reinforce the trends towards sustainability we are seeing.
Photo: Receiving the award from Minister Suharso Monoarfa with Ibu Shinta W. Kamdani from ISBCD and Shefali Chadda of Global Initiatives