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Hankook Tire receives recognition in CSR from government in Indonesia for the fourth time
- Awarded by Bekasi Regency Government in recognition of the commitment to CSR in the Bekasi region
- Contributed to CSR initiatives across the nation to uphold values for creating sustainable future
Cikarang, Indonesia, December 28, 2020 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire Indonesia received an award from Indonesia’s Bekasi Regency Government in recognition of the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Bekasi region.
Regency is a second-level administrative division of Indonesia, administrated under a province. Bekasi Regency, located in West Java Province, is home to manufacturing factories of more than 6,000 companies. Hankook Tire Indonesia Plant was established in Cikarang industrial area within the Bekasi Regency in 2013 and has been assisting local communities in both economic growth and environment protection since then.
The Head of Bekasi Regency, Eka Supria Atmaja, presented the award to Aris Munandar, Corporate Management Team Senior Manager at Hankook Tire Indonesia. It’s the fourth time that Hankook Tire Indonesia received this award after having received it back in 2013, 2017, and 2019.
"We are honored to gain the recognition from Bekasi Regency Government for our CSR initiatives. We have been consistently carrying out activities in compliance with environmental safety principles ever since we began plant operation in the region. We are also applying ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ initiative to local CSR programs," explained Seokho Choi, Managing Director of PT Hankook Tire Indonesia.
Not only in Cikarang industrial area where the plant is located but also across whole regions in Indonesia, Hankook Tire Indonesia is conducting various CSR activities that are planned carefully incorporating social, economic and environmental values. For example, Hankook Tire Indonesia launched ‘Village Assistance Program’ for Cicau Village, Cikarang in June 2019 in an effort to support local community through urban farming using hydroponic gardens. The program not only promoted sustained economic growth through enabling sales activities of organic vegetables to neighborhoods, traditional markets and shopping centers, but also raised awareness on the importance of environmental protection. In February this year, more than 30 villagers participated in harvesting.
In response to the pandemic crisis, Hankook Tire Indonesia donated masks for medical personnel in April. The donation was made to COVID-19 Task Force Team of the Bekasi Government Health Service, the Central National Zakat Amil Agency (Baznas), Dompet Dhuafa, and Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta.
In addition, Hankook Tire Indonesia initiated ‘Tire Donation Program’ to support mobility of public services and to help reduce operational costs of public service agencies. From July to December, a total of 128 tires were donated to 32 public agencies such as police station and district administration office. Hankook Kinergy Eco2 and Optimo are among donated tires as they are suitable for multipurpose applications and allow fuel-saving with environment-friendly technology adopted.
Globally, Hankook Tire (Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.) was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the fifth consecutive year. The company was also awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis, one of the highest recognition for achievements in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility where the medal is only awarded to companies in the top 1% of their industry sector. The company has also won the Gold award, the highest accomplishment in the Galaxy Awards organized by MerComm Inc, through Hankook’s 2019-20 annual CSR report. Most recently, Hankook was named in the ‘Climate Change’ sector by CDP 2020 for the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability management.