Dewi Suryati
Dewi Suryati

Praxity member firm PT AJA Sertifikasi has reiterated its commitment to sustainability by building a new office on Bogor lakeside, West Java, using a traditional Javanese joglo structure.

joglo is a uniquely-designed wooden- framed building constructed from local woodland.  It comprises a pendopo, a large roof spaced area with columns and no partitions, and a dalem, inner sections with enclosures.   The pyramid-shaped roof represents a mountain.

Such is its simplicity a joglo can be dismantled and reassembled elsewhere.  PT AJA Sertifikasi salvaged the carved building and relocated it to the lakeside site, away from the Indonesian capital Jakarta, showing how the theory of sustainability can work in practice.

This new Forestry & Palm Oil Certification office houses about 30 staff who moved from the Jakarta Head office location and has received commendations from key sustainability stakeholders including; the Indonesian Forest Certification Cooperation (IFCC), the Indonesian Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Commission.

PT AJA Sertifikasi has offices in Jakarta, Bogor, Bali and Brussels and employs 10 full-time auditors, 29 sub-contracted auditors and office staff in both countries.  It specialises in producing Sustainability Reports for clients using Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-G4) benchmarks and training/enabling them to receive global quality management accreditation in line with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and Occupational Health & Safety Standard (OHSAS) requirements.

AJA Staff Outside The Joglo
AJA Staff Outside The Joglo

The firm also helps clients achieve the Indonesian Palm Oil Standard (ISPO), Indonesian Timber Legality Standard (SVLK), the PEFC* ‘Chain of Custody’ and Indonesian PEFC Sustainable Forest

Partner and Director, Dewi Suryati, comments: “We are extremely proud to be able to sustain the useful life of this century-old building.  We have a duty to be responsible in our stewardship of Indonesia’s rich natural resources; in doing so we are also inspiring a fresh generation of Indonesians.”

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