As a progressive step in addressing the global plastic pollution challenge, Amandina Bumi Nusantara (Amandina) became the first company in Indonesia to implement and obtain the SNI Product Use Mark (SPPT) Certificate from the National Standardisation Agency (BSN) for Indonesian National Standard (SNI) 8424:2017. Focusing on recycled PET packaging resins, this achievement reflects Amandina's commitment to sustainable industry practices and sets a new standard for the recycling industry as a whole.
SNI 8424:2017, initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry, is a standard designed to protect the interests of consumers and maintain the quality of recycled PET resin products. The standardization includes a rigorous qualification stage, high-standard sampling, testing, and product assessment procedures, and has become a reference since its launch in 2017.
In a panel discussion titled "SNI Recycled PET Resin: Balancing Safety and Environment in Packaging Regulation," organized by Amandina and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP Indonesia) in Jakarta (14/11), industry and government leaders gathered to discuss the importance of standardization in the recycling industry. The discussion, which was opened by Andi Rizaldi - Head of Industrial Services Standardisation and Policy Agency - Ministry of Industry Indonesia, also featured speakers Rofi Alhanif, Assistant Deputy for Waste Management - Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Hendro Kusumo - Deputy for Standards Development of National Standardisation Agency, Suharji Gasali - Managing Director, Amandina Bumi Nusantara, and Diem Nguyen - Director of Supply Chain, CCEP Indonesia.
On his occasion, Andi Rizaldi expressed the government's support. "The Ministry of Industry supports the growth of an environmentally friendly industrial ecosystem. Through the Industrial Services Standardisation and Policy Agency, in synergy with the Center for Clams and Packaging (BBKK) under the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI), we compiled SNI 8424: 2017 Recycled PET Resin as part of cooperation with various parties, including academics and community institutions."
Andi added that establishing national standard certification can increase the industry's competitiveness in the global market and encourage the realization of the green sector towards Indonesia's Golden Vision 2045.
As a pioneer in the recycling industry, Suharji Gasali, Managing Director of Amandina Bumi Nusantara, highlighted the significant impact of the implementation of SNI 8424:2017. "Amandina remains committed to supporting the government's efforts to reduce plastic pollution and dependence on natural resources through high-quality recycled products. As Indonesia's first PET recycling plant to obtain SNI 8424:2017 certification for recycled PET resin products, this demonstrates our dedication to complying with global standards and local regulations to maintain product and consumer safety. This step is expected to build consumer confidence and encourage more industries to switch to recycled products so that the positive impact on society and the environment is even greater," said Suharji.
Adding to the company's vision, Suharji stated, "Amandina has the vision to become a leader in producing food grade recycled materials such as rPET, rHDPE, and rPP in Indonesia. With our production capacity of 25,000 tonnes annually, we are committed to growing responsibly, providing sustainable value to society and the environment."
As the first user of SNI-standardized recycled PET resin products in Indonesia, CCEP Indonesia recognizes the positive impact of Amandina's achievement. This standardization supports CCEP Indonesia's commitment to providing high-quality products in line with its global sustainability plan.
Diem Nguyen, Supply Chain Director of CCEP Indonesia & Papua New Guinea, said, "Obtaining national standard certification for our recycled PET resin confirms our commitment to the highest quality and safety for consumers. It proves that consumer and environmental protection can go hand in hand. We encourage other industries to join this sustainability journey."
Diem also explained CCEP Indonesia's sustainability strategy in the 'This is Forward' program. The program covers six pillars: climate, water, packaging, beverage products, supply chain, and employee-community. Specifically in the packaging pillar, CCEP Indonesia targets 100% recyclable packaging by 2025, ensuring 50% use of recycled plastic by the same year, eliminating virgin plastic in all packaging by 2030, and collecting and recycling all plastic packaging and cans they sell by 2030.
Amandina's initiative in implementing SNI 8424:2017 has opened a new chapter in Indonesia's recycling industry, showing how standardization can help achieve sustainability and high quality. The active involvement of Amandina and CCEP Indonesia in this panel discussion emphasizes the importance of collaboration between industry and government in achieving common goals for a better environment. These steps demonstrate both companies' commitment to driving the Indonesian sector towards a greener and more sustainable future.