The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands that stretch over 5,000 kilometers from east to west and over 1,700 kilometers from north to south, providing some of the most biologically diverse and species-rich rainforests in the world. It is also home to unique creatures like orangutans (people of the forest) and Sumatran tigers, among others.

However, in the last few decades, the practice of clearing the forests through burning has been rampant and the main cause of the toxic

Promoting Energy Efficiency in
Thailand through Eco-Driving

CSR Suzuki Cares for the Environment
- Donations of 3,000 Tree Seeds



haze in some parts of the region. Every tree part, i.e. trunk, root, bark or leaf, is a biomass source; setting it alight releases carbon dioxide into the air. Consequently, these incendiary activities have made Indonesia the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses after the U.S. and China.

To improve the situation, the Indonesian government has recently implemented reforestation plans. With the local government’s enforcement, cutting trees in primary forests has been stopped. Local public leaders are also engaging NGOs and private companies to renew the rainforests.

To help the Indonesian government, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) recently joined hands with Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati (Yayasan KEHATI) or the Indonesian Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund, to commit their CSR program called “CSR Suzuki Cares for the Environment (Suzuki Peduli Lingkungan): Donations of 3,000 Tree Seeds from 3,000 Ertiga’s Family”.

The program’s title alludes to the three-row, seven-seat, compact, multi-purpose vehicle from PT SIS named ERTIGA. In Bahasa Indonesia, TIGA is three; the initials are used to express the quantity of the donation, three thousand (Tiga Ribu in Bahasa Indonesia).

On January 19, 2014 over 3,000 Ertiga family owners gathered at 8 different locations in Jakarta and convoyed towards JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta to participate in the event called Pesta Keluarga Ertiga Jakarta, hosted by SIS. At the event, SIS conducted several activities, such as safety driving training for Ertiga users. The company also donated to the government a Karimum Wagon for use as a police patrol car. In addition, a symbolic tree with a value of Rp.150,000,000 earmarked for purchasing 3,000 seeds was handed over to Yayasan KEHATI’s representative, Mrs. Christina Julianty P Siahaan.

The first batch of seeds was planted on April 21, 2014. Mr.Muhamad Arfandi Nasrullah, the SIS representative, attended a simple ceremony in Taman Keanekaragaman Hayati, Jatinangor, West Java, together with the committee members of Kasubdit Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (KSDA: Nature Conservation Agency) and Badan Pengelolaan Lingkungan Hidup Daerah (BPLHD: Regional Environmental Agency). Ten different types of rare plants endemic to West Java were planted. The second batch of seed planting is scheduled on October 2014, the start of the rainy season.

“Although planting 3,000 seeds in Taman Keanekaragaman Hayati represents only a small portion of Indonesia’s rainforests, Suzuki, together with other members, will continue its efforts to maintain the existing areas and expand the mountain areas,” said Ms.Dimelza Sharindradini, Head of 4W Communications Development of SIS.

In an interview, the President Director & General Manager for ASEAN of SIS & SIM, Mr. Shuji Oishi said:“We believe that being a good corporate citizen, by giving back to the society, does not only do good for the company’s reputation but also cultivates a more caring culture for the society. With our business expanding, Suzuki will engage more CSR programs in the future.”
1Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indoneisa (KEHATI) is also known as The Indonesia Conservation Trust Funds, a NGO. The main objective of KEHATI is to support and promote the conservation and sustainable use of Indonesia’s rich biological resources. Please refer to the details at


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