An innovative finance project in Indonesia is providing jobs while preserving the habitat of endangered species.
Sri Hartiwi, a rubber tapper in Indonesia’s Jambi Province on the island of Sumatra, has a demanding routine. Her day starts at 3.30 a.m. when she cooks for the family and goes off to work in a plantation till 1.00 p.m. She gets a holiday on Sundays.
Her family—her husband, a cleaner in a private company, and two children—don’t own any land, making the income earned from rubber tapping critical for the household’s daily needs.
The family are beneficiaries of the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility’s US$350 million natural rubber project, launched in October 2016, which is already reducing poverty while preserving the habitat of critically endangered species in two provinces in Indonesia.
We support and contribute to the efforts of protection of biodiversity and endangered species, which natural habitat is located near operational areas of the Barito Pacific group subsidiaries and affiliates.
As part of our social and environmental responsibility, we work in partnerships with other stakeholders to protect the natural ecosystem for sustainability in Indonesia.