Acting Regional Secretary Roy Rizali Anwar represented Governor H Sahbirin Noor to handed over the awards at the South Kalimantan Provincial Proper Awarding Ceremony at the Environment Agency Office in Banjarbaru, Monday.
PT Arutmin Indonesia NPLCT Kotabaru also received the Green Proper, 23 companies received Blue Proper, and one company received Red Proper.
The Proper Award is a government effort to encourage companies to comply with environmental management.
PT AGM Section Head of Environment Daniel Siregar said that the company was grateful that the various environmental programs it has carried out delivered the company to win the Green Proper.
"One of the things we have done so far is restoration and developing the proboscis monkey (bekantan) ecosystem. We also made considerable effort to save quite a lot of energy (fuel) through the construction of canals for coal transportation," he said.
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In developing ecotourism and conservation area for bekantan, PT AGM has been working with the Tapin government since 2012 to save the proboscis monkey habitat and peatland ecosystem from the forest fire.
The restoration of galam swamp forest in Lawahan Village targets a conservation forest area of 90 hectares.
Roy Rizali hopes that companies still in red or blue status to improve their performance to get a better one.
Head of the Environment Agency Hanifah Dwi Warna said that there was a reduction in the number of companies assessed this year due to budget cuts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to back up National Proper (Propernas) activities.
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