DBS Indonesia Partners PT. Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk to Advance Its Sustainability Agenda | Bahasa

Indonesia.05 Apr 2024.0 min read

Credit facility will be used to develop infrastructure to connect factory complex to national grid to transition from captive coal fired plants and improve energy efficiency.

Indonesia, 05 Apr 2024 - PT Bank DBS Indonesia (“Bank DBS Indonesia”) and PT. Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk (“Indorama”), a publicly listed integrated spun yarns and polyester producer and a subsidiary of Indorama Corporation Pte. Ltd., Singapore (“Indorama”), today announced the signing of a USD 10 million credit facility to help advance Indorama’s sustainability agenda.

The facility will be used to finance the development of infrastructure to connect Indorama’s manufacturing complex –  located in Purwakarta, West Jawa –  to the national grid, to transition from captive coal-generated power.  The project will also help to improve the energy efficiency of the factory complex and contribute towards reducing Indorama’s carbon footprint.

Indorama will track the project timelines, measure and report its greenhouse gas emissions annually to Bank DBS Indonesia.

Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of Indorama V S Baldwa, said: “Indorama has made significant commitments towards creating a sustainable future and this project is an important step towards reducing our Group’s carbon emissions in line with our sustainability improvement plans. This financing further reinforces our long-standing relationship with Bank DBS Indonesia  in leveraging their sustainability leadership for this milestone project.”

Managing Director, Head of Group Strategy, Transformation, Analytics & Research at Bank DBS Indonesia Bimo Notowidigdo, said: “Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important agenda for the country and corporations. Bank DBS Indonesia is keen to support the decarbonisation of Indonesian companies across industries, as part of our commitment to support the Indonesian Government’s net zero plan by 2060. We are excited to support Indorama in their decarbonisation journey, such as this transition from their captive coal-fired power plants.”

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