Indonesian social enterprise Greenna-wins 2018 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Award
By Joy Muchtar & Feriawan Hidayat Jakarta Globe November 21, 2018
Nina Nuraniyah, founder and chief executive of Greenna, talking to the judges during the Shell LiveWire Top Ten Innovators Awards in Kuching, Malaysia, on Wednesday last week. (Photo courtesy of Beritasatu.com)
KUCHING, Malaysia – JAKARTA, Indonesia. Indonesian social entrepreneurship startup Greenna won the Social Enterprises category at the 2018 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards in Kuching, Malaysia, last week.
Greenna originates from Cisalopa village in Bogor district, West Java, and offers waste management solutions, collecting recycled waste from companies, villages and schools, while also helping local communities integrate waste management systems through community development and education.
The company now employs 23 staff and has been processing over 130 tons of plastic waste since its establishment in 2010, Shell LiveWire said in a statement. The firm also helped increase the monthly income of its female workers to $154 from $4.
Greenna outcompeted Mulheres do Sul Global, which helps female refugees become self-employed as seamstresses in Brazil, and Ai Brique, a green technological solutions consultancy in in Malaysia.
The Top Ten Innovators 2018 finalists, who were from Indonesia, Malaysia, Britain, Nigeria, France and Brazil, were selected from Shell LiveWIRE’s alumni program in 17 countries.
Darwin Silalahi, president director and country chairman of Shell Indonesia, expressed his delight at Greenna’s achievement.
“It is prideful that young Indonesian entrepreneurs won the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators International Award,” Darwin said.
He said this achievement proves that the younger generation in Indonesia can innovate and ultimately become agents of change to provide solutions to environmental problems.
“Shell Indonesia, through the Shell LiveWIRE program, is committed to be continuously and actively involved in fostering young entrepreneurs, improving their quality so that they can become tough businesses eventually,” Darwin said.
Shell Indonesia earlier commissioned Greenna to provide waste management solutions for two villages near the company’s lubricant oil blending plant in Bekasi, West Java.
The awards recognize businesses that demonstrate innovation excellence in energy solutions, retail supply chain and social enterprises categories. The winner of each category receives $20,000 in prize money and mentoring, market links and a possible deal as vendor from Shell.
From: JAKARTA POST (Indonesia) Wednesday November 21, 2018