BRI Received the "Best Bank for CSR" Award at Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2018: Indonesia
As the oldest bank in Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia has become a pioneer in social contributions to the development programs, especially, for the Indonesian public sector. Under the leadership of Director, Mr. Suprajarto, BRI actively participates in providing natural disaster aid, education support and health improvement. During the 2017-2018 period, a total donation of US $ 10 million was channeled to the community by BRI, which took the photograph "Proud to be Indonesian".
In its role as a state-owned company, BRI persistently fulfills its responsibilities "to help empower the community's economy"
Some of BRI's Corporate Social Responsibility Program includes, Indonesia Sejahtera, program which aims to reduce Indonesia's poverty rate. Indonesia Lestari BRI program that plays a role in restoring wildlife habitat and conservation, especially mangroves. BRI also often seeks to preserve the environment through the BRI Indonesia Sustainable program that plays a role in restoring wildlife habitat and conservation, especially mangroves. The total funds that have been donated by BRI for social development have reached Rp. 32.09 billion or US $ 2.2 million during 2017.
With its focus on developing and empowering micro-businesses, BRI designed thousands of low-interest loans and fund channels that were able to strengthen and encourage the presence of small businesses by helping working capital and fixed assets be achieved through its partnership program. In the aspect of partnership loans, throughout 2017 BRI has allocated US $ 15 million to more than 300 small ownership in agriculture, fisheries, and livestock.