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25 Aug 2023

Wisma BCA Foresta named Southeast Asia’s Best Energy-Efficient Building

Bali, 25 August 2023 - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) has received a prestigious award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to environmental conservation. Wisma BCA Foresta was named the Winner of the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023 for the Energy Efficient Building category, specifically within the New and Existing Building subcategory. The award ceremony took place at the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) 2023, coinciding with the 41st ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and the 3rd ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment (AICEE).

The ASEAN Energy Awards was presented by Raphael Lotilla, Secretary of the Department of Energy of the Philippines. The award acknowledgesWisma BCA Foresta for its energy-efficient capabilities, in line with international sustainability standards. The ASEAN Energy Awards are aimed to acknowledge and commend industry participants for their contributions to the advancement of the energy sector. Despite being in operation for less than three years, the Wisma BCA Foresta has successfully captured public interest, primarily due to its effective energy utilization and architectural design that prioritizes the conservation of the surrounding environment.

BCA Director Frengky Chandra Kusuma expressed his enthusiasm for the achievements of the Wisma BCA Foresta thus far. “Although the building is still relatively new, Wisma BCA Foresta has received several commendable accolades. This reflects the hard work and the company's vision that effectively integrates sustainability aspects into business operations. Additionally, this ASEAN Energy Award serves as motivation for us to further strengthen our commitment to promoting ESG values,” stated Frengky.

Wisma BCA Foresta commenced operations in October 2020, covering an area of 45,250 m² (GLA). The building's operation symbolizes BCA's commitment to embracing the future of sustainable banking and business.

In-line with the spirit of transitioning to clean and renewable energy, this green building was specifically designed to minimize energy consumption by incorporating several features, such as Building Automation System, Chiller Plant Management System, as well as building envelope design and materials that help to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels. The building  also utilizes reverse osmosis drinking water, recycled water, and rainwater harvesting. Moreover, numerous solar panels are also installed to reduce electricity consumption from fossil fuels, making it an all-encompassing green structure. These technologies are managed by the Energy Management Team from BCA's Logistics and Building Division, resulting in an energy-efficient building.

Moreover, Wisma BCA Foresta also provides a range of facilities accessible to the public, such as a Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station for those who need to charge their electric vehicles Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the building has garnered various recognitions from different parties since its opening two years ago.

Two years ago, Wisma BCA Foresta bagged the prestigious Greenship Building Platinum-level certificate from the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) in the existing building category for 2021. Following this achievement, the building also claimed the top spot in the Energy Efficiency Subcategory for New Buildings in the Subroto Energy Efficiency Awards 2022. The latter accomplishment earned Wisma BCA Foresta the privilege of representing Indonesia in the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023.

In alignment with Wisma BCA Foresta's accomplishments, BCA's credit allocation to sustainable sectors also continues to grow. As of June 2023, sustainable sector credit has increased by 6.9% YoY to reach Rp181.2 trillion. This amount contributed around 24.3% to BCA's total financing portfolio.

"Environmental and sustainable business factors remain our top priorities in conducting company operations. Therefore, Wisma BCA Foresta will not be our last endeavor in implementing environmentally-conscious banking operations," said Frengky.

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BCA Director Frengky Chandra Kusuma (right), receives the award from Secretary of the Department of Energy of the Philippines, Raphael Lotilla (left), during the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023 event held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday (25/8/2023). The award was granted  in recognition of Wisma BCA Foresta's achievement as the winner in the Energy Efficient Building category, specifically within the New and Existing Building subcategory.

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The award was presented during the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) 2023, held concurrently with the 41st ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and the 3rd ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment (AICEE). The acknowledgement for Wisma BCA Foresta strengthens BCA's commitment to upholding the company's ESG values.

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BCA Director Frengky Kusuma Chandra (center), EVP Logistic & Building BCA Gerardus Alrianto (second from the left), VP Corporate Communication BCA Evoni Barlianto (left), along with the BCA team, celebrate Wisma BCA Foresta's recognition as the best green building in Southeast Asia. This acknowledgment serves as motivation for the corporation to further embrace sustainable banking operations in the future.

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The front facade of Wisma BCA Foresta, located in the BSD area, South Tangerang, Banten.


About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 June 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 June 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 37 million customer accounts, processing around 80 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,251 branches; 18,483 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 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.



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