Sent By: LEAD Indonesia
YPB's Developing Sustainable Business Program has been completed in partnership with various companies (from pulp and paper, energy, mining, bank, resort). All of our partners have completed its sustainable business strategy for long term benefits. The latest partnership was an engagement in July - August 2009 with PT Mardohar Catur Tunggal Gaya (MCTG) - a medium scale garment/apparel company located in Jakarta. Team of MCTG consists of 10 selected employees and has successfully developed indicators, systems, innovations and strategies towards company's journey to sustainability through series of workshops with the assistance of YPB team.
Started in the beginning of July 2009, YPB team introduced the concept of sustainable development and how it relates with the garment industry, using AtKisson Sustainability Accelerator Tools (ASAT\'s) to develop the company\'s sustainability compass. We started with the fact that many clothing industry are far from sustainable practices included in energy use, production processes, transporting the products, and product use and disposal. The customers may not aware that clothes reflected who we are: what kinds of clothes we buy determines the amount of natural resources that we take, whether the products creates waste and pollution, and whether it is produced through a fair trade that respect labors. Clothes tell us our knowledge, ethics, and concerns. Some clothes imported from far away that takes a lot of natural resources (including energy, water, dye, transportation etc), may be produced through cheap labor which is not fair for the labor who work hard on the factory, the industry may polluted and creates waste as it use chemicals in the production process. YPB team then focused on best practice performed by one of the leading garment industry in UK and Republic of Ireland that that has implement \"green\" factories and production systems which use 50% less energy and water and has reduced 18% in net CO2 (total emissions) to inspire the garment industry of MCTG.
Inspired by the information, MCTG then proceed to develop its sustainability vision and missions derived from stakeholders\' issues mapping representing 4 (four) sustainability compass streams (North = Nature, West = Wellbeing, East = Economy and South = Society). The sustainability vision and missions of PT Mardohar Catur Tunggal Gaya are:
Vision of MCTG:
\"PT Mardohar Catur Tunggal Gaya becomes the world class garment industry that is economically visible, ecologically sound, promote welfare for the wellbeing of our employee and socially just\"
- To produce high quality product with competitive price
- To increase productivity while balancing with efficiency of energy, natural resources and minimize waste generation
- To prioritize employee safety and welfare
- To develop harmonious living with society
The next step of the program was to define corporate sustainability indicators represent the 4 (four) sustainability compass streams. Innovations were made as the corporate team decided the leverage points from their systems. Innovations developed by the corporate team were Priority on Work Safety (Well-being); Mardohar Care (Society); Just in Time (Economy) and Mardohar eco-friendly (Nature). YPB team then assisted the corporate team to develop strategy for their innovations using the Gilman Equation.
Two coaching sessions were conducted to sharpen findings from the workshops and to calculate index of sustainability indicators. The MCTG team was also honored to have the opportunities to present their findings and to get feedback from corporate steering committee.
The Director of MCTG - Ms. Veronica Rintar Hutagalung - mentioned that \"the sustainable business strategy of our company has been established through a team work, bottom-up process. It encouraged creativity, build stronger ownership and higher commitment to the company. This is a different approach that accommodates concerns and ideas of all in a comprehensive strategy\".
DSB program with PT Mardohar Catur Tunggal Gaya was part of the program supported by British Embassy and facilitated by LEAD Fellows (Chandra Wirman - LEAD Fellow Cohort 9; Ario Tranggono & Bayuni Shantiko - LEAD Fellows Cohort 14). (GM).
Entered by: Maulana Yusuf