Caring For The Community: Sukanto Tanoto’s Initiatives For Pacific Oil & Gas
Pioneered by Sukanto Tanoto, Royal Golden Eagle manages a group of world-class companies specializing in resource-based manufacturing and is supported by a community of workforce of over 60,000 people. RGE’s products touch lives around the world every day.
Singapore-based Pacific Oil & Gas (PO&G) is one of the many innovative companies that falls under RGE’s umbrella of companies. PO&G is an independent energy development company focused on providing and meeting the cleaner energy needs of emerging Asian economies. Pacific Oil & Gas develops, builds, owns, and operates cost-competitive projects throughout the energy supply chain.
PO&G’s activities are concentrated on the exploration and production of oil and gas in Indonesia. Hence midstream and downstream operations include a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in China.
Further to this, it is in the process of developing gas-fired power plants and LNG receiving terminals in China, along with making progress in Canada. As of right now, PO&G has key assets located in Indonesia, China, and Canada as well, where the Woodfibre LNG Project is in development, which has an annual capacity of 2.1 million tons.
Sukanto Tanoto’s in Indonesia
In Indonesia, operations are across both the North Sumatra Province and the South Sumatra Province. And in China’s Jiangsu Province, the Rudong LNG Receiving Terminal is in operation. With a capacity of 6.5 million tons per year, while the Wuxi CCGT Power Plant is currently under construction, with a total capacity of 800 megawatts. In the Fujian Province, the Xiamen CCGT Power Plant in operation has a total capacity of 780 megawatts.
PO&G is one of the only two foreign-owned companies allowed to invest in Chinese LNG infrastructure. China has great LNG demand potential, supported by the Chinese government’s efforts to move away from the use of coal. As such, PO&G will certainly emerge as a leading player in the LNG market in China. In Canada, PO&G’s Woodfibre LNG Project is a mid-scale natural gas liquefaction and export facility in British Columbia.
PO&G’s reach is steadily growing, and the company conducts these incredibly important activities whilst maintaining its role as a responsible corporate citizen, caring for both society and the environment. PO&G works to embody the ideology brought to RGE by founder Sukanto Tanoto himself.
When PO&G embarks on a new project, they do so with the utmost attention to safety and the environment, whilist honoring their commitment to the communities and societies within the areas they operate in. PO&G believes that the road towards sustainable growth requires a balance among economic, environmental, and social performance.
Invest in the Local Community
The company operates in accordance with internationally recognized safety and environmental standards. Pacific Oil & Gas invests in the local communities, being firmly dedicated to both social and environmental well-being.
Pacific Oil & Gas goes beyond economic returns. The company seeks to foster strong links with the local communities. Hence provide education, empowerment, and work as a responsible organization to make a positive contribution wherever possible. Tanoto aims to be beneficial to local communities across every sphere through multiple initiatives across countries.
In 2010, PO&G launched the TWICE programme as a baseline of HSE management system implementation. The programme consists of five basic features: Task, Workplace, Individual, Contractors, and Environment.
The implementation of this programme ensures that PO&G consistently operates by keeping in line with international standards and meeting company objectives in all company operations. Hence this includes no accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment.
PO&G has an effective set of safety and environmental practices which the company uses as a guideline in order to honor their commitment towards protecting the environment. They have a policy of using best known safety and environmental technologies. Whilst working closely with partners to improve environmental performance.
Construction and operation of facilities go in accordance with internationally recognized safety standards each time. This includes appropriate systems, procedures, plans, hence implementation of a safety culture which has concrete measures put in place to work towards an injury-free workplace.
PO&G’s reach in Indonesia is widespread, and the company supports the government’s initiatives to promote a healthy lifestyle and a cleaner environment. In May of 2010, JOB Pertamina-Talisman organized the Maternal and Child Health Counseling at Ladang Panjang Village, Jambi Muaro Regency.
The programme is aim at improving public health by raising awareness about child development. The importance of healthy lifestyles, hence a balanced nutrition for infants and toddlers. Many communities are unaware about the health risks of infants from birth. As such, a similar programme currently exists in Pulai Gading Village as well.
In China, East Asia Power (EAP) Xiamen within the Fujian Province continuously supports the vibrant community in Aotou Village, Xiamen with community involvement initiatives. During the Double Ninth Festival, a donation ceremony held in October of 2009. Where EAPXM donated RMB 100,000 to financially support 33 students, and purchased books for hundreds of others. A gate-ball stadium also built in the village to provide the elderly a suitable venue for recreational activities.
Going beyond monetary donations, EAP Xiamen works to celebrate the local culture through arts and education as well. In commemoration of Children’s Day, the company joined together with the Xindian Primary School. Organize a Handwriting and Drawing Exhibition which was attend by a combined total of more than 1,000 teachers and students. The heartwarming initiative was attend by representatives from the army and hospitals.
Creating an atmosphere of togetherness, various communities participated in and visited the exhibition. Providing positive feedback on the Chinese handwriting and traditional drawings. The event was undoubtedly an enormous success.
Sukanto Tanoto has an immense reach with his growing group of companies that are spread out across the globe. Through Pacific Oil & Gas, Tanoto is providing and meeting the cleaner energy needs of emerging Asian economies whilst simultaneously working to enhance educational opportunities, lift the standard of living for communities, and safeguard the environment in which PO&G has a widespread impact. Tanoto’s initiatives are bringing in positivity and growth to regions across Indonesia, China, and Canada.