Monsanto Indonesia has won a Sustainable Business Award (SBA) in the category of Best Land Use / Biodiversity and Environment, which recognizes the company’s Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Partnership (SALP) with eNGO Conservation International.
The partnership with eNGO is aimed at developing a healthy, sustainable economy by improving agricultural production, conserving biodiversity and natural resources, and enhancing farmer livelihoods.
This award also recognizes our leadership commitment to a sustainable agriculture in Indonesia in support of the Government agenda on Food Security. Monsanto Indonesia is among 15 recipients across 16 award categories.
The SBA ceremony in Jakarta was attended by Former Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono; Rachmat Gobel, Minister of Trade; Suryo Bambang Sulistyo; Shinta Kamdani, Chairman – KADIN & WBCSD ID; other government and industry officials.
“This award recognizes our company’s commitment to seeding sustainable agriculture practices among farmers and other stakeholders,” said Mauricio F. Amore, President, Monsanto Indonesia. “Forest-farm coexistence is core to near- and long-term to deliver the Government’s vision of food security in the world’s second biggest hotspot for biodiversity. We are committed to continuing to bring our broad range of solutions and partnering to enable farmers to nourish the nation and manage the natural resources in rural communities.”
The Monsanto – Conservation International Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Partnership (SALP) could offer a replicable scalable model for sustainable agriculture and conservation practices. This is the second consecutive year that Monsanto Indonesia has won a Sustainable Business Award (SBA), following recognition last year for its sustainability impact of its Dekalb corn hybrid seeds to improve corn farmers’ incomes and yields, the net positive impact of its corn seed processing plant, and clean water initiative in rural communities.
The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) process involves comprehensive assessment of companies’ sustainability vision, environmental performance and social impact. Applications are assessed and scored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and final winners are adjudged by an expert panel which this year included Former Minister of Environment Emil Salim; REDD+ Agency Head
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto; Nyoman Iswarayoga, Director of WWF Indonesia; and Shinta Kamdani, Vice Chair, KADIN and Chairperson, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD).
Tony Gourlay, CEO, Global Initiatives, which organizes Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) said, “For the third year in a row, we are pleased to showcase companies in Indonesia which have embedded sustainability in their corporate mission, whose leadership shares this vision, and who are creating a positive impact. We encourage other companies to follow their lead and communicate their sustainability efforts more widely.”
The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) is a global program established to increase awareness of corporate best-practices and demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future. The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) methodology combines the best of sustainability benchmarking and awards processes globally to deliver green business growth.