The biggest risk faced by mining business practitioners, including ANTAM is the potential threat of environmental damage which could disturb ecosystem around mining site. This reality is acknowledged by Company to run the mining operations at all of ANTAM business units in accordance with proper standard of practice and existing regulations since the stage of planning until post-mining.
ANTAM's environmental policy includes:
Every operational step out in the field is conducted with attention to applicable rules and regulations, such as Law No. 32/2009 on the Protection and Management of the Environment and other legislation. In addition, ANTAM also implements good mining practices from the planning stage through exploration, mining, rehabilitation of the mine area and post mining.
Post-mining activities are planned and undertaken to address social and environmental impacts caused by the termination of operations. Post-mining activities must be adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the respective region. Moreover, the process of land rehabilitation must also be carried out to restore the biodiversity in post-mining area.
In accordance with government regulations, in 2015 ANTAM has budgeted for mine closures in operational areas (Post mining guarantee) a total of Rp5.8 billion. This amount is subject to change regarding to the law. These funds will be allocated to a government bank and appointed as the post-mining fund manager. Post-mining activities already underway are in our mining areas of Cilacap, Wawo, Gebe Island, Kijang, Cikotok, and Kutoarjo. In addition, the areas in possession of Mine Closure Plan (RPT), are: UBPN Sultra, UBP Emas, UBPN Malut, UBP Bauksit, Karangan Mining project, Sadaniang Mining project, and Landak Mining project.
ANTAM’s PROPER assessment in 2015 showed an improvement as indicated by two “Green” ratings. In 2014 only UBP Emas was rated “Green”, a feat maintained in 2015 with the addition of UBPP LM.
The ANTAM’s PROPER Assessment can be found here
To get a more complete picture of our Environmental Management Performance, please see the section within our Sustainability Report .