YEAR OF 2011
YEAR OF 2010
- Launch National Standard on Tea
On August 2011, National Reference Group on Tea, Indonesia Tea Board collaborated with PT. Sariwangi AEA and supported by Solidaridad and Business Watch Indonesia, launch the National Standard on sustainable tea Indonesia namely Lestari. TEH LESTARI is a national certification schemes that establish requirements regarding the responsible tea cultivation and processing practices that pay attention to aspects of sustainability, especially at the level of smallholders. Farmer groups who have met the requirements of certification standards based on an inspection by a third party are entitled to use TEH LESTARI logo on its products.
- Launch Lestari Tea Certified Products
There are 4 brands of tea products from smallholders/farmers that already certified under Lestari Certification. The brands are P123, Iroet, Kepodang and Sedap Wangi. The launch of the brands was on August 2011 in conjunction with the launch of National Standard on Tea.
- Lestari certification to Smallholders/Farmers
In 2011, BWI successfully performed certification under Lestari Certification to tea smallholders/farmers in West Java Province and Central Java Province. There are at least 8000 smallholders/farmers who get certified.
- Human Rights Advocacy and Business Training
Training organized by the Diplomacy Training Program affiliate with Faculty of Law, New South Wales University on Human Rights issues for the advocacy business. BWI became one of the local organizers for the event organized for Asia Pacific civil society organizations, in June 2011, also in May-June 2010 in Jakarta. This engagement was the role of the BWI in supporting civil society advocacy on fair business practices and pay tribute to the issue of Human Rights
YEAR OF 2009
- CSR Award Jawa Tengah (CSR Award Central Java Province)
Entrepreneur, governments and practitioners/observer of CSR in Central Java formed a commitment to pay tribute to the implementation of CSR by companies. The process of discussion and preparation of CSR Award of Central Java was conducted from mid-2010. BWI became one of the assessment team in the implementation of CSR Awards for the Company in Central Java.
- UTZ Certified Certification,
In 2010 through SOLIDARIDAD program, BWI successfully performed certification under UTZ CERTIFIED to tea factory owned by PTPN VIII namely Dayeuhmanggung along with 450 farmers who are members of Cooperative Putra Mekar. Both farmers and factory Dayeuhmanggung becomes certificate holder
- National Indicator on Cocoa
A national indicator compiled by a team of NRG on Cocoa Indonesia in cooperation with the MARS Symbioscience. BWI becomes the facilitator and formulation team for National Indicator along with 9 experienced stakeholders in the cocoa industry. Indicator was launched on May 12, 2010.
- National Reference Group in Cocoa
NRG on cocoa was formed in April 2010 initiated BWI. Some of NRG Cocoa mandate is to prepare a standard that is more easily adopted by the manufacturer as well as to prepare the roadmap to certification of Indonesian cocoa. In its institutional development, BWI becomes temporary secretariat of NRG on Cocoa. In its development, BWI develop a website for NRG Cocoa, namely Kakao Lestari.
- Cipta Award
Cipta Award is an award event held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Indonesia in 2010to the tourism actors which have adopted the principles of sustainable tourism / green tourism. BWI incorporated in the work team of Cipta Award and became one of the judges in the assessment of these awards.
YEAR OF 2008
- Certification UTZ Certified
In 2009 through SOLIDARIDAD program, BWI successfully gave UTZ CERTIFIED certification to 3 plantation is owned by PTPN VIII namely Gedeh Plantations, Cianten Plantation and GunungMas Plantations.
- Indonesia Tea Board
In 2009 BWI officially became a member of Indonesia Tea Board, the only member from the NGO. BWI’s appointment to be member Indonesia Tea Board was based on the consideration due to BWI a significant role in the sustainable development of tea products. In 2010, BWI was increasingly involved in activities of Indonesia Tea Board with the appointment of its representatives to become Secretary of Indonesia Tea Board.
- Sustainable Tourism Indonesia (STI)
Initiative on sustainable tourism concept developed by BWI, and has successfully audited seven business actors in the tourism sector. In 2009, the concept of sustainable tourism was adopted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia to become one of the bases in Cipta Award program, a program to pay tribute to the implementation of sustainable tourism.
YEAR OF 2007
- Consortium CSR
CSR Consortium is a community of CSR actors founded with the facilitation of Social Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia in 2008 as a means for the development of CSR in Indonesia. BWI became one of the members in this CSR Consortium together with Indonesian entrepreneur like Sinar Mas, Kaltim Prima Coal and Aqua Danone as well as academia and government.
- National Reference Group on Tea (Forum Sertifikasi Teh Indonesia)
NRG on Tea was founded in 2008 as a response to the effort to develop and promote Indonesian tea industry with BWI as a temporary secretariat. With members consisting of important stakeholders in the tea sector, development of domestic market and national standards for tea products in Indonesia has become a major agenda for NRG on Tea.
YEAR OF 2002-2006
- The Global Cocoa Coalition, organized by Koffiecoalitie, is an international network of NGO’s and labour unions active in coffee and cocoa. BWI is a member of the coalition since its participation in the civil society meeting which offer a unique opportunity for small scale farmer organizations, NGOs and unions working in cocoa to bring their ideas to the discussion table in October 2007.
- Good Electronics, a global coalition on human rights and sustainability in electronics, Business Watch Indonesia has been a member of the coalition since its GoodElectronics Rountable in Bangkok in May 2007.
- The Global Tea Coalition, led by Dutch Tea Initiative, is an international network of civil society organisations that are actively involved in addressing labour, environmental and economic issues in the global tea trade. BWI has been a member of the coalition since its strategic meeting in The Hague, November 2006.
- Business Accountability Movement (BAM), a national network of CSOs to promote business accountability, formed at the concluding session of BWI’s October 2004 workshop. BWI was asked to be the coordinator of the network.
- OECD Watch, Since October 2004, BWI join OECD Watch, an international network of CSOs to monitor the implementation of OECD Guideline by companies originating from OECD country members.
- Human rights Working Group (HRWG), BWI took part in the formulation of country report and intervention statement by Indonesian NGOs to the 60th UNCHR Meeting in Geneva, April 2004. BWI also joint in Regional Stakeholder Consultation organized by the Secretary General’s Special Representative on the Issues of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises, Prof John Ruggie in Delhi, India, February 2009. The workshop was discussing about the framework for Business and Human Rights, Protect Respect and Remedy.
- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), BWI was invited to join the NGO committee formed under the initiative of Oxfam GB/Indonesia and contribute to the formulation of counter – draft to PRSP (2004).
- Labour Working Group, BWI prepared the second draft of labour group position paper on labour market flexibility issue (2004).
- Unilever CSR Practice Reference Group, One of BWI staff was invited to be member of the reference group for the research on Unilever CSR practice in Indonesia (2004).
- January 2003: In Asian Social Forum, Hyderabad, India, BWI presented papers in seminars on water and business ethics organized by ICMICA/Pax Romana.
- December 2002 February 2003: BWI conducted policy and empirical research on privatization in three sectors of essential services in Indonesia water, health and electricity.
- February 2003: Supported by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and Jakarta Legal Aid (LBHJ), BWI organized a Round Table Discussion (RTD), presenting the result of abovementioned research on privatization of essential services. The RTD was covered by 5 major medias: Kompas, The Jakarta Post, TEMPO, Suara Pembaruan and Bisnis Indonesia.
- March 2003: During the 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto, BWI presented a paper in a seminar on business ethic in water sector.
- March, April, May 2003: Sponsored by TIFA Foundation, BWI organized three regional workshops (at provincial level) on the democratization of business practices for NGOs, CSOs, government, media and business practitioners in Solo (Central Java & Yogyakarta province), Medan (North Sumatra province) and Denpasar (Bali province).
- May 2003: Invited by Third World Network (TWN) and EcoNews Africa, BWI joined the GATS Strategy Meeting at Nairobi, Kenya.
- June September 2003: Collaborating with the Institute for Global Justice (IGJ), BWI undertook a preliminary, empirical research on GATS and its implications in Indonesia. The collaboration was sponsored by 11.11.11 (Triple Eleven, Belgium).
- Starting September 2003: Funded by NOVIB (Oxfam the Netherlands) under the Small Project Fund (SPF), BWI has been carrying out researches and publication on Challenging Corporate-led Globalization, focusing on the issue of liberalization and privatization of essential services in Indonesia.
- September-December 2003: In cooperation with SOMO the Netherlands, BWI has been undertaking researches on financial sector and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in Indonesia. The researches aim at giving portraits of the roles of financial sector in political-economic development and looking at possibilities to yield the civil society participation in fostering CSR issue as a tool to control and democratize the exercise of business power.
- June 2003: Sponsored by HBF, BWI attended the workshop in Chiang Mai to find/look at the alternatives of water privatization. The workshop was also an initiative to start the Asia-Europe Water Justice Network.
- September 2003: Invited by NOVIB in its partners meeting, BWI presented a paper on Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility as a key-note address.
- October 2003: Supported by the Jakarta Post, BWI organized a Round Table Discussion, presenting the preliminary research on financial sector in the editor-office of The Jakarta Post daily.
- October 2003: Although physically absent, BWI contributed a paper on Alternatives of water privatization in a meeting of Asia-Europe Water Justice Network, jointly organized by TNI (Transnational Institute) and CEO (Corporate Europe Observatory) in Amsterdam.
- November 2003: Supported by HBF and PDAM (State Owned Water Company in Surakarta), BWI conducted a Public Consultation on Water Resources Management to verify and validate the result of a research on Alternatives of Water Privatization. The research aims at contributing an Asia-Europe initiative (in forms of network of advocacy) in responding to privatization of water resources management and looking at alternatives.
- December 2003: in partnership with Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and KontraS (Commission on Disappearances and Victims of State Violence), BWI organized a workshop preparing the intervention of Indonesian NGOs to the 60th UNCHR meeting (April 2004 in Geneva) in Solo. In particular, BWI presented a paper on Economic-Social (Ecosoc) Human Rights during the workshop.
- May 2002-2005: BWI contributes regularly for the English media, i.e. The Jakarta Post, in average twice to three times a month, mostly in section of opinion for the purpose of dissemination and public campaign on business sector.