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Comprising 17 districts and 192 villages Purwakarta is one of the strategically located regencies in West Java. Due to its close proximity to Jakarta and Bandung and suitability for industrial projects, Purwakarta has been transformed over the last 2 decades. It now has a population of over 1 million and enjoys living standards that are relatively better than many surrounding areas. Companies have played a key role in this transformation process. They have created world class manufacturing facilities in competitive sectors like rayon fiber, polyester, spun yarn and related items which are sold in various export markets as well as locally. Apart from creating stable employment for thousands of employees these companies and their employees have also provided a boost to micro, small and medium enterprises in the area.

While Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR efforts of these companies are notable their scale, implementation and impacts need to be better understood. There are also some serious challenges such as haphazard zoning that has resulted in dense populations residing adjacent to large plants, employment pressures due to limited new projects and automation based expansion by existing factories, environmental challenges associated with Jatiluhur lake and Citarum river basin, concerns regarding proper end use of funds and inadequate infrastructure development which is resulting in greater expectations from the corporate sector.

Leading strategic advisory and management consulting company, IndonesiaWISE has been focusing on Purwakarta focused CSR impact research and assessment since 2009. The main objective is to assist well meaning companies in enhancing their CSR programs and making them more holistic from a multi stakeholder perspective. It is hoped that this ongoing research and socialization will help make Purwakarta a model for positive CSR related impacts in the country. For further details please contact information@indonesiawise.com

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