In early May, the Advisory Group Indonesia officially kicked-off the operational year with its first meeting in 2021. Due to ongoing constraints, the meeting was hosted digitally. High on the agenda were the election of the new Chair and Vice Chair of the Group as well as the next steps towards organisational independence. With a view to achieving Vision 2025, the upcoming years will place even greater focus on the successful implementation of the already discussed business plan and thus building a solid foundation on which the initiative can grow.
In Indonesia, the sustainability of the Alliance for Integrity has been a main issue since 2019. The establishment of an independent structure aims to ensure that the initiative continues to be one of the key players in promoting business integrity, not only for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but also for multinational companies. An ambitious action plan has therefore been drawn up, which is to be implemented by 2024.
To break down this fairly abstract objective, concrete next steps were discussed for the upcoming months. A new regional hub will be established with the aim of building a larger network in the country and thus facilitating the transition to organisational independence.
The following election of the new Chair and Vice Chair of the Advisory Group was also carried out against this background.
The following election of the new Chair and Vice Chair of the Advisory Group was also carried out against this background. The members stressed the importance of appointing representatives from the private sector to lead the Group in order to attract even more companies as future partners. They congratulated the current Chair, Indonesia - Hong Kong Business Association, for their great commitment over the past twelve months and unanimously agreed their re-election. Indonesia Business Links was elected as the new Vice-Chair. Members emphasised the excellent leadership of both organisations and looked forward to continuing on the same path.
The Advisory Group Indonesia consists of representatives from Allianz Indonesia, Indonesia Business Links, Indonesia – Hongkong Business Association, Indonesia – Global Compact Network, Merck Indonesia, Paramadina University, Siemens Indonesia, Transparency International Indonesia, and UNODC Indonesia. Thanks to their commitment and expertise, it is possible to further expand the activities of the Alliance for Integrity in Indonesia, and to support even more SMEs in their efforts to create a sustainable business environment with fair opportunities for everyone in the future.
Author: Allessandra Lamuli Margaretha