UGM Faculty of Animal Sciences in collaboration with PT. Bank Mandiri. tbk have won the Corporate Engagement Awards (CEA) year 2014 in the form of Gold Medal in the category of Best Environmental and Sustainable Program and Most Effective Short Term Program in a ceremony in London on Tuesday (28/10), attended by Ambassador to the UK, Hamzah Thayeb, and Director of Mandiri Bank, Riyani T. Bondan.
Dean of Faculty of Animal Sciences, Prof. Dr.Ir . Ali Agus, DAA. DEA, expressed his pride as it proved that the Corporate Social Responsibility built by the Faculty and PT. Bank Mandiri can compete internationally, equal with multinational corporations, such as Coca Cola, KPMG, and Sony.
"This is an award for the implementation of CSR between Bank Mandiri and UGM that had initiated an independent programme to build villages that are independent in terms of food, energy and society for Giwangan, Umbulharjo, Argosari, and Argorejo villages,” said Ali Agus on Tuesday in his office (4/11).
Ali Agus explained the independent village programme built by UGM and PT. Bank Mandiri is a development approach that uses total solution. It involves all members of society by optimising natural resources, land, water, etc.
"The target is to help provide agricultural infrastructure as the community here make a living in the agriculture sector,” he said.
Following the award, the Faculty has received offers for cooperation to build independent villages from corporations, including PT. Semen Indonesia, PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and PTP Perkebunan.
"We will arrange similar programmes that are useful and right on target, hopefully it can also achieve multi-players impacts," said Ali Agus.