Indonesian SOEs' CSR to be focused on education and environment

Indonesian SOEs' CSR to be focused on education and environment

Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMNs) Erick Thohir delivers his remarks during the Millennial Fest 2019 at Balai Sarbini, Jakarta, Saturday, December 14, 2019. (ANTARA/Zuhdiar Laeis/Sw)

CSR for the education sector is 22 percent, and for the environment sector is only one percent.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Erick Thohir intends to allocate its corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund for the education and environment sectors.

“CSR for the education sector is 22 percent, while for the environment sector it is only one percent,” Thohir stated at the Millennial Fest 2019 held at Balai Sarbini, Jakarta, on Saturday.

In the meantime, he remarked that the world is currently veering towards the “green energy” era. President Jokowi, for instance, will soon launch the 30 percent blended biodiesel (B30) deemed to be more eco-friendly.

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To this end, the SOEs should align their vision with that of the government that prioritizes the environment and education sectors.

However, Thohir chose to not divulge details on the nominal allocation being increased, as he called to “refocus” on the fund flow.

“For the education and environment sectors, we will increase the numbers. Perhaps, it can be 30 percent for education, and the ‘green’ can be five percent. It will be good for the next five years,” Thohir noted.

“Please allow this new minister to pay more attention to educational matters, so that our young generation will have a better future,” Thohir stated while reiterating his concern on education.

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