The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is turning 55 years old today. Coinciding with its 55th anniversary, Kadin Indonesia as the main organisation for the business sector as well as a strategic partner of the government reaffirms its commitment to continue contributing to the national economy and development through a number of inclusive and collaborative initiatives.
"More than half a century ago, Kadin Indonesia was born as an organisation determined to be the main milestone in carrying out the mission of building the country's economy through the private business sector. On this meaningful and joyful day, right at the age of 55, Kadin Indonesia reaffirms its commitment to continue to support the national economy and inclusive and sustainable development," explained Kadin Indonesia Chairman Arsjad Rasjid, on the sidelines of Kadin Indonesia's 55th Anniversary celebration at GBK, Senayan.
Kadin Indonesia's commitment to supporting government programmes and the national economy is reflected in a number of initiatives that prioritise the principles of inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability.
Kadin Indonesia proudly submitted the Indonesia Emas 2045 Roadmap to the President of the Republic of Indonesia on 22 September 2023. This Roadmap is expected to be a guide that complements the government's policy framework to achieve the Vision of a Golden Indonesia 2045, which is to become a developed and prosperous country.
Arsjad said that the Indonesia Gold 2045 Roadmap is the result of Kadin Indonesia's collaboration involving many sectors in providing guidance in utilising opportunities and overcoming challenges faced to achieve resilient, inclusive and sustainable national economic growth. This roadmap contains a number of strategies and initiatives in accordance with the President's directives that focus on four priority aspects.
First, improving food security and health, the most fundamental aspects of people's lives. Second, the welfare aspect, which is not only about gross domestic product (GDP) but also people with high income with a decent life. Third, inclusiveness or empowerment of vulnerable populations, as all people have the same rights to access basic needs. Fourth, the aspect of sustainability, namely achieving growth targets while still paying attention to and maintaining environmental sustainability. One of them is through industrial decarbonisation and vehicle electrification.
"The Indonesia Emas 2045 Road Map was prepared inclusively and collaboratively by involving various components of the nation, ranging from industry associations, labour unions, business actors, academics, religious organisations, to non-governmental organisations (NGOs)," said Arsjad.
Arsjad added that the 2045 Golden Indonesia Roadmap was not the only major achievement achieved this year. Throughout this year, Kadin Indonesia recorded a number of important achievements in various fields, which show our commitment and dedication to advancing the nation's economy. At the international level, Indonesia successfully organised the B20 Summit 2022 and a series of ASEAN Business Advisory Council activities.
While domestically, Kadin Indonesia continues to support the empowerment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) including through business digitalisation in the Wirausaha program as well as initiatives for economic equity and exploring regional potential through the Kadin Impact Award. Likewise, in terms of sustainability, Kadin Indonesia actively participates in the Indonesia Sustainability Forum 2023 and continues to encourage industrial decarbonisation through the Kadin Net zero Hub initiative.
"Kadin Indonesia will continue to support economic development that prioritises the spirit of gotong royong, inclusive collaboration, the creation of social entrepreneurs, and pays attention to sustainability aspects. That is the Pancasila Economy that aims to create social justice for all Indonesian people," Arsjad concluded.