Waste Management

As one of the largest producers of consumer goods in Indonesia, responsible management of waste is important. Doing so minimizes the negative impacts on the environment and communities and conserves our existing natural resource base. Indofood is committed to managing and reducing waste, in line with all applicable rules and regulations.

Hazardous waste is strictly managed in accordance with applicable regulations in Indonesia. At all operating units, it is collected and stored in licensed temporary storage before collection by licensed third parties for disposal.

Non-hazardous solid waste is generated from the production process. We apply the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle (3R)’ concept to manage it. Initiatives include waste separation, reuse, recycling; this includes food production by-products used by third party manufacturers to produce animal feed. All recyclable paper and carton waste that is in a reasonable condition is recycled in cooperation with third parties.

We work with waste collectors to manage various materials including post-production plastic waste. Our Flexible Packaging Division of CBP Group has internal recycling facilities which process post-production plastic waste into recycled resin. Some of our production facilities have also engaged local communities to support waste management.

The Agribusiness Group utilizes organic solid waste, such as ‘empty’ oil palm bunches for organic fertilizer, while fiber and palm oil shells and bagasse from sugar factories are used as fuel for boilers as an effort to turn waste into energy.