HONG KONG—An executive for Trinseo S.A. has been elected as director of sustainability for Responsible Care Indonesia, a program that is part of the American Chemistry Council.
Hanggara Sukandar, president and director of PT Trinseo Materials Indonesia, will serve in that role for Responsible Care Indonesia from 2019-22. Trinseo has been part of the voluntary initiative of the ACC since 2019. RCI is designed to improve the environmental, security, and health and safety performance for facilities, processes and products, said Trinseo, a producer of synthetic rubber, latex binders and plastics.
The leadership team for 2019-22 was agreed upon at recent meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"The director of sustainability is a new position in the RCI organizational structure," Sukandar said in a statement. "My role will be to elaborate the concrete steps of the vision and mission of sustainability, namely through the principles of Responsible Care and the global product strategy."
He said the chemical industry is committed to advancing sustainable management of materials, and that in his RCI post he will collaborate with board members to ensure that Responsible Care is the centerpiece of the global commitment. He also said it will enable him to contribute to increased sustainable practices within Indonesia.
In September, PT Trinseo Materials Indonesia launched its "Let's Do Recycling Program" aimed at the use of polystyrene—which Trinseo calls "a sustainable and safe food packaging material"—through an alliance of manufacturers, restaurants, consumers, recycling associations and other stakeholders in Indonesia.
"The chemical industry is committed to advancing sustainable management of materials in all its phases, and achieving greater transparency in the environment, health, and safety and security performance," Sukandar said.