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GREEN AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF MARTHA TILAAR GROUP. by Dr. Martha Tilaar Founder & Chairwoman of Martha Tilaar Group. Presented at Seminar on Good Corporate & Social Governance in Promoting ASEAN’s Regional Integration. ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, 17 January 2007. CONTENT.
Dr. Martha Tilaar
Founder & Chairwoman of Martha Tilaar Group
Presented at Seminar on
Good Corporate & Social Governance in Promoting ASEAN’s Regional Integration. ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta,
17 January 2007.
CORE VALUE MARTHA TILAAR GROUP
CONTRIBUTION MARTHA TILAAR FOUNDATION
OUTCOME MARTHA TILAAR GROUP
The sign of global warning, from shrinking glaciers to devastating hurricanes and acidic seas. Experts say these changes are caused by the way we live and the excess carbon dioxide and other hydrocarbon gases that are the byproduct of burning fossil fuels as the primary culprits. Some say that CO2 levels are nine times what the atmosphere can absorb.
In Indonesia, tsunami, floods, landslide, soil erosion and earthquake have hit us over the last few years.
Smoke from land clearing by burning habit in several area, especially in Sumatra and Kalimantan has raised several complaints from our neighbor countries.
As the biggest archipelago in the world, we have more than 17.000 islands and 400 mountains.
As tropical forests, we have around 14–29 types of natural ecosystem, more than 5 mio species, including 30.000 species of medicinal plants.
But just because of miss management and bad habit of irresponsible people, has ruin our country.
MARTHA TILAAR GROUP
Corporate social responsibility has been a matter of debate since the 1960’s, whether social and environmental concerns should be part of a company’s mission.
And in the last few years, CSR has become a top of mind issue for several global companies.
As natural cosmetic producer since beginning we have already integrated the socially and environmentally responsible manner in our business activities and blend Indonesian medicinal plants, the Eastern beauty, our rich culture and environment in our mission.
Based on “Rupasampat Wahyabiantara” and the cycle of life, we transform and blend the Eastern indigenous culture and Indonesian nature to be the soul of our brands and win the heart of our consumers around the globe.
Mission to preserve our environment has become part of our main concern, which implemented through :
As founder member of United Nations Global Compact which initiated and launched by Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Kofi Annan on 26 July 2000, which asks companies to embrace, support and enact within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the area of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.
Then with the collaboration with IMA, Indonesian Global Compact has been launched at 8th April 2006 which consist of 21 companies
MARTHA TILAAR FOUNDATION
Martha Tilaar Foundation is a non profit organization which established and formed by Dr. Martha Tilaar and her family to provide :
Environmental & cultural stewardship program
The orchid has named after Dr. Martha Tilaar to thank her for the realisation of the Martha Tilaar Chair at the Universiteit Leiden in year 2000, which main activity in the development of Ethnobotanical Knowledge System with special attention on Medicinal Plants in developing countries, to give more contribution to the progress of indigenous knowledge and play a role in increasing the prosperity of human being.
With cooperation of the Agriculture Minister we have conducted organic farming training course for Indonesian farmers since year 2000.
This training includes seedling preparation and preservation, good organic agriculture practices of MAC plants, and good post harvest practices to extend the self-life of herbal materials.
Visit of Non Timber Forest Products Organization from India, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia at Kampoeng Djamoe Martha Tilaar to exchange knowledge and lead by European experts
ORGANIK MARTHA TILAAR
This garden is located in Cikarang industrial estate, which presented and developed by DR. Martha Tilaar as her total dedication to preserve Indonesian biodiversity, especially in medicinal, aromatic and cosmetic plants, and also as center for environmental education and agro tourism.
Now we have :
FOSTER PARENT OF JAMU VENDORS”
Since 1991 Dr. Martha Tilaar has become the foster parent of jamu vendors to increase their skill, knowledge and entrepreneurship.
Every year we always conduct the jamu gendong competition.
Since 1995, we also give the scholarship for the smart children of our employees to improve their future, starting from elementary school until university degrees.
By having smart children, we can reduce the financial effort of our employees and have happier employees too.
Partnership program is done directly by company with farmers or indirectly by involving government or NGO’s as a facilitator.
Main objectives :
Several trainings have been conducted to improve the skill of women, especially when Indonesia has an economic crisis in year 1997-1998
It has been provided to improve the sustainability economic resources of villages communities
MARTHA TILAAR GROUP
The Martha Tilaar Eastern Rejuvenating Spa has got this awards in year 2005 for the best innovation that merge the main the indigenous Eastern cultures of Indonesian jamu, Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic into unique spa treatment with innovative lifecycle products creation, and now already globalize in several European and Asia countries.
For celebration Indonesian Hero day, last 10th November 2006, Puri Agung Singaraja Bali has awarded special appreciation to Dr. Martha Tilaar for her dedication in social activities, culture preservation, and women education.
Social solidarity award 2006 also has been given to Dr. Martha Tillar by Social Minister and witnessed by Indonesian president Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudoyono in Solo, 20th December 2006, for her lavish social programs especially for invalid blind children dan Indonesian woman’s interest and education.
She also write and publish several books to share her 33 years of experience and knowledge. The latest is ‘Leadership Quotient Perempuan Pemimpin Indonesia’.
As natural cosmetic producer, since beginning we have already integrated the socially and environmentally responsible manner in our business activities and blend Indonesian medicinal plants, the eastern beauty, our rich culture and preserve environment in our mission.
Through Martha Tilaar Foundation, we implement and promote 3 main pillars, environmental and cultural stewardship, caring community, women empowerment and wellness.