Environmental, Social and Governance implementation in Indonesian ports.

A qualitative approach and its impact on global sustainability

  • Safuan Esa Unggul University, Indonesia
  • Afzil Ramadian Djuanda University, Indonesia
  • Vidya Selasdini Maritime Institue, Indonesia
Keywords: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Port of Indonesia, sustainability performance, qualitative research, technology and innovation, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, social sustainability.


This study aims to investigate the incorporation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into the functioning of Indonesian Ports, with a specific emphasis on Port Indonesia. The study adopted a qualitative research methodology involving detailed literature studies and analyzing secondary data sources. The data collection process encompassed compiling information from various sources, including academic journals, company reports, and official governmental documents. The acquired data underwent a thorough systematic analysis to discern and comprehend pertinent patterns, topics, and linkages about the research topic. The results indicate that the Port of Indonesia has achieved notable progress in achieving economic sustainability, as demonstrated by its consistent improvement in key financial indicators throughout the previous three years. However, the results regarding environmental sustainability and community involvement showed a diverse pattern, with certain places demonstrating significant commitment while others revealed inconsistency. The data demonstrates a solid commitment to social sustainability, as indicated by the company's focused efforts to enhance community engagement and support local well-being. The Port of Indonesia has demonstrated a solid commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, particularly in economic sustainability. Although there have been fluctuations in environmental and local participation components, the overall trend indicates a consistent dedication to improving these domains. Sustained attention to these dimensions, coupled with constant monitoring and reporting, is crucial to guarantee enduring sustainability and identify prospective avenues for enhancement.

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