PT Adaro Energy Tbk (AE) never compromises its commitment to bring positive changes to the environment where it operates. Even when it is struggling with the downturn in the coal market, it never reduces the activities intended for empowering the local people with improved health and education, stronger economy, more active social and cultural activities and better living environment. The efforts to support these aspirations are manifested in its CSR programs, which are centralized under Adaro Bangun Negeri Foundation – Adaro Foundation pillar. By sinergizing and integrating the efforts of many subsidiaries under one pillars, the company can generate more impactful and sustainable results, which can be replicated to expand the benefits to a bigger audience with more efficient resources.
The company also never stops refining its CSR initiatives, and in 2019, it made a breakthrough by launching Adaro Nyalakan Perubahan (Adaro Ignites Change) program. Under this new identity, the company expects to use its energy to touch more lives, more aspects of life, and bring more positive changes to help the surrounding communities escalate to a higher quality of life. Adaro Ignites Change consists of five different programs, each of which represent the focused area: Adaro Ignites Education, Adaro Ignites Welfare, Adaro Ignites Wellbeing, Adaro Ignites Diversity, and Adaro Ignites Life. In 2019, the company spent US$4.1 million through its subsidiaries AI, SIS and YABN for CSR activities, or 7.8% higher from US$3.8 million in the previous year.
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