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25 Feb 2024

Supporting ESG Implementation, BCA Recycles 12.2 Tons of Uniform Waste

Jakarta, 25 February 2024 – Waste management and recycling are inseparable parts of PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) operations. During 2023, BCA successfully collected 12.2 tons of waste from outdated uniforms to be recycled. In conducting the recycling process, BCA collaborates with local artisan weavers while promoting women’s empowerment and workers with disabilities.

BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja stated, “The recycling of uniform waste is proof of our determination to conduct environmentally friendly banking operations. By implementing a circular economy, we hope to have a positive impact not only on the bank’s operations but also on the society and environment.”

About half of the uniform wastes collected have been processed to produce 36,000 meters of recycled fabric. Besides utilizing uniform waste, recycled fabric production has also succeeded in saving 105 million liters of water usage compared to water usage during conventional fabric production.

BCA SVP of Environment Sustainability Governance Linda Chandrawati explained that uniform recycling is just one of BCA’s many initiatives in contributing to a circular economy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia. Aside from uniform recycling, BCA also manages other operational waste, such as outdated archives and calendars, EDC machines, UPS, hard disc servers, BCA token keys, debit cards and credit cards, to plastic money wrap. The total management and recycling of waste conducted by BCA during 2023 reached 589 tons.

“We always prioritize environmental, social, and government (ESG) values from all the company’s banking operations. Through those initiatives, BCA could potentially reduce carbon emissions by around 3,000 tons of CO2 derived from operational waste management, digitalization of banking solutions and processes, to implementing environmentally friendly buildings and environmental preservation,” said Linda.

BCA EVP of Corporate Communication and Social Responsibility Hera F. Haryn mentioned that the company will continue to pursue initiatives that benefit the environment and the local community through a circular economy. “We hope the production of new recycled uniforms will not be the last initiative from BCA. We believe the circular economy can overcome the environmental challenges as well as being the solution to boost the local community’s economy,” Hera concluded.

For information, the initiative to process 12.2 tons of uniform waste is part of BCA’s 67th Anniversary series. The results of the uniform waste processing have been distributed to BCA employees (Insan BCA), which are worn as new uniforms to celebrate BCA’s 67th Anniversary.

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New Recycled Uniforms - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) commemorates its 67th anniversary with special anniversary uniforms. The new uniform is the result of recycling 12.2 tons of outdated BCA uniforms.

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Supporting Circular Economy - Recycling uniforms is one of BCA’s efforts to support the circular economy, which aims to benefit the environment while driving the economy of local communities. In addition to saving around 105 million liters of water, this activity also involves the local weaving industry.


About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 31 December 2023)

BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of December 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 38 million customer accounts, processing around 82 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,258 branches; 19,047 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 27,000 employees, BCA’s vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.



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