Garuda Indonesia believes that to achieve sustainable growth we have to implement and engage in a green lifestyle as a habit. We commit to this lifestyle by establishing several corporate programs which are conducted both internally and externally, such as:
- Waste Recycling
Through this program, the company recycles used paper from tickets and old documents, which are turned into books and then distributed to schools. The implementation of this program is based on the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) which entirely adopts the ISO 14001 pertinent to the Environmental Management System. Environmental aspects included in the program are energy (electricity, non-aviation fuel) and disposal management (solid waste).
- Nature Preservation
- One Passenger One Tree Program at the Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan.
Garuda Indonesia, in cooperation with WWF Indonesia, the Department of Forestry and the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan, participates in peat-swamp forest rehabilitation with a high ecological value in the Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan. The rehabilitation is conducted by planting up to 100,000 trees in an area that covers 250 ha of land. The funding comes from the sales of tickets on international routes.
- Through the One Passenger One Tree Program, Garuda Indonesia cooperates with Yogyakarta Royal Silk Foundation to conduct the community empowerment program for silkworm craftsmen in the countryside, with Eco Tourism as its theme, by planting cashew and mahogany trees in Karang Tengah Village, Bantul, Yogyakarta. The number of trees planted is 50,000, with the funding established from the sales of Garuda tickets on the Japan route.
- Building a turtle farm in Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara.
After an initial turtle conservation pilot program which started in 2009 a 10x24 m2 turtle farm was built in 2011, together with the residents of Gili Indah Village, Gili Trawangan Island, West Nusa Tenggara. Since then, the turtle farm has been successfully breeding and releasing 9-month old adult turtles back into the sea.
- Coastal Cleaning
Garuda Indonesia, in cooperation with PT. Coca Cola Amatil and Quicksilver, has been organizing the Bali Beach Clean-up Program since 2012 in order to protect and maintain the condition of the beach in Bali. Garuda Indonesia provides two beach cleaning machines to maintain the beaches. Through this program, the trash on the beaches in Bali including; Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Kedonganan are cleaned each day using Beach Cleaning Equipment which Garuda Indonesia helps supply.
- Conducting a Green Movement in Sungai Balik Village, Bali Gadang, Kota Tengah Sub-district, Padang.
- Planting 10,000 trees at the Juvenile and Women’s Prison inTangerang.
- Cooperating with the Gunung Kidul Government in Rejodani Ngaglik and Nanggulan Sedanggung Villages, Sleman Regency.
- Cooperating with the Aceh Leuser Foundation to plant 24,000 trees.
- Planting tree seedlings in Solok Regency, West Sumatra.
- Planting 10,000 plants from 69 Javanese species at the Eco Park, Cibinong Science Center LIPI, Bogor Regency.
- Planting of 5,000 tamarind trees in Calang Sub-district, Aceh Jaya Regency.
- Planting 15,000 cocoa trees together with the people of Ende in East Nusa Tenggara.
- Planting 23,600 mangrove trees in Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta, and 5,000 mangrove trees in the coastal area of Banten Bay, Serang, West Java.
- Cooperating with the Sukabumi Government to provide beach-saving equipment and 5,000 tamarind trees.
- Waste Management Plan
Garuda Indonesia has been conducting a waste management program through two strategies, i.e. separation of organic and non-organic waste, and grey water waste management used to water plants.
- Earth Hour
The participation of Garuda Indonesia in the event started in 2009. The company, together with the global community, works hand-in-hand with WWF Indonesia to save electricity by turning off lights for one hour on a certain day.
All employees from head office, branch offices to subsidiaries of Garuda Indonesia contributed in the event. In 2011, Garuda Indonesia managed to save 2,158,527 watts of energy and in 2012, the number spiked up to 3,117,328 watts. Garuda Indonesia also managed to reduce the CO2 emission up to 1.91 tons in 2011 and 2.44 tons in 2012 through its participation in the Earth Hour Program.
- Car-pooling between employees.
- Environmental Health and Safety Campaign.