Occupational Health & Environmental Safety (K3LH)

Pupuk Indonesia places Occupational Safety and Health and the Environment (K3LH) as a top priority in their work and activities. Top Management's commitment in terms of implementing K3LH is stated in the K3LH sector policy as listed below.

  1. Fulfill the laws and regulations and other requirements related to K3LH according to the established business processes.
  2. Performing a hazard analysis to eliminate or reduce the risk of occupational hazards that arise to humans, the environment and factory equipment.
  3. Prevent pollution and its impact on the environment from the results of operations and other activities as a protection for employees, contractors, guests and the community around the factory.
  4. Make continuous improvements to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
  • PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) revitalizes old factory machines by updating technology to increase productivity and reduce energy consumption.
    For example, the company replaces a factory whose energy consumption reaches 40 MMBtu/ton of product with a new plant whose gas consumption is only 28 MMBtu/ton of product.
    Two factories of PT Pupuk Indonesia Group that have been revitalized, namely PKT 1 in Bontang and Pusri 2B in Palembang have replaced the Pusri II factory.

  • The company also designed a Decarbonization program as an effort to reduce emissions for business sustainability that is more environmentally friendly, through the development of blue & green ammonia, utilization of renewable electricity, solar power plants, co-firing of biomass in coal boilers, implementation of circular economy (utilization of CO2 into products and others, such as liquid CO2).

  • Utilization: reuse dominant B3 waste as raw material for by-products and auxiliary materials for main products.

  • The implementation of Behavior Based Safety (BBS) provides space for employees to be involved in maintaining K3 by reporting potential hazards.

  • The application of Saving Rules (LSR) as a guide for the implementation of OHS, responsibilities, and sanctions for employees and contractors who violate OHS regulations, which include the following:

    • Work permit
    • Heat work
    • Work at height
    • Lifting jobs
    • Energy isolation
    • Smoking outside the designated area
  • Application of Process Safety Management (PSM) which is a management system carried out by the company through a proactive approach in identifying, providing understanding and controlling the hazards of all work processes and activities as an effort to protect the workplace. The application of this PSM is useful for recognizing hazards and risks that have an impact on the operational safety of PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero).

  • Implementation of Virtual Running, Walking, and Cycling (VIRAL) to encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees and their families.

Our Response to Environmental Issues

Pupuk Indonesia actively participates in protecting and preserving the environment. Responsibility for environmental management is manifested in a program to comply with regulations and environmental quality standards accompanied by the implementation of environmental management systems, energy efficiency, emission reduction, water conservation and waste water reduction, 3R B3 waste and Non-B3 solid waste, as well as protection of biodiversity.

Pupuk Indonesia has implemented company policies in the field of Health, Occupational Safety and Environment (K3LH) since 2014 in order to realize social responsibility in the environmental field. Until now, all operational activities of the Pupuk Indonesia Group have environmental documents and permits. In addition, the Company also has a permit for the disposal of waste water into the sea/river as well as B3 waste management.

The production activities of the Pupuk Indonesia Group factory produce waste in the form of liquid, solid or gas. The waste is managed with the latest technology to ensure that the waste disposed meets the required quality standards. Compliance with these quality standards is evidenced by the achievement of Proper Blue (Compliance) and Proper Green and Gold (Beyond Compliance) from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2020.

Monitoring and measurement of wastewater and emissions from each subsidiary is carried out periodically. Monitoring and measurement is carried out by the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) regarding waste sampling and waste analysis test methods or other equivalent reliable test standards.

The processing of B3 waste is carried out in accordance with the regulations and permits for waste processing from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The transportation uses land and sea transportation modes that already have a permit from the Ministry of Transportation and transportation recommendations from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to be further utilized/processed by a licensed third party.

The Subsidiaries also have permits for the utilization of B3 waste from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, including the use of fly ash, bottom ash, gypsum and lime. Fly ash and bottom ash are used as a substitute for brick, paving blocks and soil stabilization materials by PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur.

Gypsum produced from the Phosphoric Acid factory and lime from the ZA factory can be utilized internally without being handed over to a third party by PT Petrokimia Gresik. Gypsum is a by-product that has economic value for the cement, plasterboard, brick and agricultural industry markets. Meanwhile, lime is a substitute material in reclamation activities in the company's internal area, which is followed by a reclamation permit from the Ministry of Transportation.

In the production process, Pupuk Indonesia Group uses natural resource raw materials, particularly gas and water, in an efficient manner as a commitment to environmental conservation. This effort is carried out by utilizing technology that is more friendly to the consumption of raw materials/tonnage of product which is smaller than the previous technology.

The efficiency of the plant is also operated by reusing wasted materials such as offgas, condensate water and rinsing water that is pulled back into the process as raw materials.

The reforestation program is an effort by Pupuk Indonesia Group in preserving the environment such as the urban forest program, planting rare trees, planting mangroves, planting regional specialties according to the location of the Subsidiary (to become KEHATI Park).