News Update

Flood and Landslide Disaster – Aberdeen Standard Investments Cares

12 Feb 2020

Direct assistance in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) for Kampung Katulampa, Desa Kiara Tambak, Sukajaya, Bogor

Operations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments IndonesiaOperations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Tri Meryta (middle) and a number of company employees with the Indonesian Red Cross Team (PMI Bogor) and residents of Kampung Katulampa.

More than a month has passed and the condition of the Bogor Regency is still in bad shape. Severe weather that hit in early 2020 caused floods and landslides, crippling a number of areas, including Kampung Katulampa in the Desa Kiara Village of Sukajaya. Locals who were and are still displaced are grasping at survival.

Concerned with the poor conditions still enveloping the village, Operations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Tri Meryta, along with a number of company employees, decided they could no longer stay put and sprang into action. Today they joined the ongoing volunteering efforts in place by PMI Bogor and went straight to the location to provide direct assistance.

Tri Meryta said, "Aberdeen Standard Investments is very motivated to contribute. We cannot imagine the trauma our fellow citizens felt here; how strong their will is to survive, trying to rebuild and resume life as it was. We hope our presence today can provide moral support and lighten their burden a little."

"Thank you to the Bogor PMI for giving us this opportunity," she concluded. Assistance is provided in the form of supplies for daily necessities such as toiletries and cleaning equipment, equipment for mothers and children, mattresses, and others.

Besides PMI, Aberdeen Standard Investments is also working together with Dompet Dhuafa Foundation, an Indonesian non-profit organization, to distribute donations to flood victims in the Lebak Banten area.

At Aberdeen Standard Investments, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations underpin all day-to-day business and operational activities. The UK-based asset manager, ranked in the world’s Top 25, has a vision to make a difference – for clients, society, and the wider world.

ESG investment is about doing the right thing, along with efforts to achieve long-term financial goals. On top of business activity responsibilities towards the clients, the global asset manager, which has more than 40 branch offices in more than 25 countries, has also made effort (where feasible) to remove all single-use plastics from the offices where it operates in 2020. In addition, Aberdeen Standard Investments has also committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from energy use by 50% by 2030, has 33% female as their member of Board and executives by June 2020, and to support their people well-being by launching their new Parent Leave policy and piloting the innovative Living Hours programme (currently has been implemented in the UK).


Operations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments IndonesiaOperations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Tri Meryta (middle) hand over the supplies to the local residents.

Operations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments IndonesiaOperations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Tri Meryta (right) together with Human Resource Manager of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Anna Dosy (left).

Supplies needed by the refugeesSupplies needed by the refugees.

The Humanitarian Award from Dompet Dhuafa FoundationThe Humanitarian Award from Dompet Dhuafa Foundation to PT Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia; received by the Operations Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia, Tri Meryta (right).