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Design and Implementation of Supply Chain and CSR program for PT Namasindo PLAS

To increase sustainability in the plastic waste recycling supply, chain the Indonesian company Namasindo PT PLAS and development finance institutions DEG from Germany and FMO from the Netherlands to design and implement a Supply Chain and CSR program. Namasindo is a leading supplier of gallons, bottle preforms, and caps to the bottled water industry in Indonesia. The company sources its raw material PET from large established suppliers. The recycling arm of the business is exposed to an informally organized used plastic bottles supply chain consisting of a number of middle-men and about 15.000 individual waste pickers.

How did Aidenvironment help?
Aidenvironment and Waste will develop, test and roll out the Supply Chain and CSR program that aims to improve working conditions and livelihoods of the worker in the collection centers and the waste pickers in the supply chain of Namasindo. The program consists of training for waste pickers, workers of the collection centers and middlemen, set up and implementation of health services and development and guidance on implementation of Code of Conduct for Namasindo Plas. The program will have a duration of 2 years.

Results
In 2015 Aidenvironment and Waste developed the program and started a pilot in Bali. Together with local partner DSM, Aidenvironment and Waste set up a training program for waste pickers, workers and middle men and developed a Code of Conduct for Namasindo. Some of the first (preliminary) results are: more than 200 waste pickers, workers and middle men were trained on health and safety, waste management and financial management. 223 waste pickers and workers received a health check and 45 were vaccinated.  

For more information, please read this article or contact Annemieke Beekmans or Yvon Meltzer.