The government is focusing on developing a green industry in Indonesia. The Indonesian government through the Ministry of Industry is committed to realizing sustainable development through strengthening the circular economy concept as a source of efficiency and added value for the industrial sector. There are several programs launched by the government and one of them is the Smart-Eco Industrial Park program. Smart-Eco Industrial Park is an industrial area development concept that encourages the creation of a green industrial area by utilizing technology. In the development of the Smart-Eco Industrial Park, there are several aspects such as smart energy management and smart water management which are in line with the application of green industry principles, namely resource efficiency with energy and water management. Currently, the government is preparing the largest green industrial area in the world which has great potential in developing renewable energy in Indonesia. Not only that, but the government also preparing the development of certification for the green industry.

 

To develop Green Industry Certification, the Minister of Industry has appointed 16 Green Industry Certification Institutes (LSIH) consisting of 10 centers within the Ministry of Industry and 6 LSIHs from the external (private) Ministry of Industry. Based on the exposure of the Ministry of Industry to date, there have been 28 Green Industry Standards (SIH) that have been established through the Regulation of the Minister of Industry. The government has facilitated the financing of the green industry certification process as a commitment to implementing a green industry in Indonesia. So far, 37 industrial companies have received assistance to facilitate the green industry certification.

 

Later, the government will provide financial incentives for the holders of this Green Industry Certificate. The Head of the Standardization and Industrial Services Policy Agency (BSKJI) of the Ministry of Industry, Doddy Rahadi said "Industry that already has a Green Industry Certificate needs to be proposed to receive incentives for contributing to reducing GHG Greenhouse Gas emissions."

 

Reference: Ministry of Industry Indonesia, Bisnis.com, CNNIndonesia.com


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