OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Outotec's seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia focused on sustainable use of natural resources
Outotec has hosted a seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia focusing on implementation of a framework for sustainability in the Indonesian mining and metals processing industries on September 18, 2012.
The seminar was organized jointly with the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia and supported by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Indonesian Mining Association and PERHAPI, the Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals. The purpose of the seminar was to start a dialogue with Indonesian ministries about legislative developments as well as to share information and experiences regarding sustainable technologies and sustainable mining and metals production.
In his welcoming address Professor Dr Balthasar Kambuaya, Minister of Environment of Indonesia, emphasized the importance of an open dialogue between the countries and learning from each other when developing environmental legislation.
State Secretary Ms Katariina Poskiparta, Ministry of Environment of Finland noted: "I am happy to see that through very practical collaboration between businesses and authorities we can reach environmentally sound solutions to the challenges we face today."
Outotec presented sustainable solutions and environmental considerations in minerals and metals processing as well as trends of environmental legislation in Europe to the audience consisting of customers, co-operation partners, ministries, industry associations and academics.
"Indonesia is a steadily growing economy with great natural resources. This seminar has convinced us that Indonesia is willing to invest in the best available technologies to enhance sustainable development. Indonesia's intention to expand the value chain so that the vast mineral resources are refined to the end-products domestically will guarantee the best returns to the Indonesian economy and improve well being in the country", commented Outotec Chief Technology Officer Kari Knuutila.
For further information please contact:
Dr Kari Knuutila, CTO
Tel. +358 20 529 2009, mobile +358 40 779 9566
Stuart Sneyd, Head of Market Area SEAP
Tel. +61 2 9984 2512 (Australia)
Minna Aila, SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 20 529 2455, mobile +358 40 513 1470