PT Mowilex Indonesia, the first Indonesian paint manufacturing company to be certified CarbonNeutral, was selected as a winner of the ACES (Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability) Awards in the “Best Performing Asian Company” category.
The award is in recognition of the company’s leadership position across its businesses and in corporate responsibility and sustainability.
The company, which focuses on the premium segment of paints, wood coatings and other building materials, has been at the forefront of sustainability for more than 50 years and has long been recognized as one of the leaders in corporate sustainability and environmental management.
“We were chosen from a candidate pool of very professionally managed companies, some of whom are internationally recognized global brands. I believe the panel was able to see the dedication and commitment that has for decades been a symbol of pride for our company,” said Niko Safavi, CEO of PT. Mowilex Indonesia.
“We realize that many of our sustainability initiatives consume great amounts of capital, but we see them as investments in Indonesia, investments in our own future, and a way to make sure our interests are aligned with the expectations of contemporary consumers who demand more than just product quality,” added Tania Ariningtyas, Environmental Affairs manager at PT Mowilex Indonesia.
PT Mowilex Indonesia has achieved major milestones throughout its history such as being the first in Indonesia to manufacture water-based paints in 1970.
In 2019 PT Mowilex Indonesia became the first manufacturer in Indonesia to be certified CarbonNeutral and the only company in its sector committing to major reductions in plastic usage.
In response to the current COVID pandemic, in April 2020 the company and its dedicated employees supported the healthcare community by manufacturing and donating PPEs and hand sanitizers.
Furthermore, in April 2020, the company was hailed by the Ministry of Labor for being the only one among 126 firms to pass a distancing and hygiene audit.
“Mowilex, the coatings manufacturer that for decades has focused on product innovation and customer service, can no longer shy away from the growing attention it receives for its long history of corporate sustainability,” said Shanggari Balakrishnan, CEO of ACES. “For more than 50 years the company has successfully challenged global rivals that dwarf it in comparison across all their markets, yet Mowilex has gained a commendable share of the local premium market in a crowded and very competitive field. By staying true to its core values, Mowilex has earned the trust of professionals, and slowly built a recognized consumer brand, while being respectful to the communities it serves.”
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