As Indonesia works to increase it’s nickel production and processing industry, the country’s president has pledged to improve environmental standards.
Indonesia accounts for 47% of global nickel supply and has the largest reserves in the world, but there are concerns over the environmental impact of the mining and processing.
The president has suggested the government will only approve new smelter permits if they are powered by renewable energy sources.
“The most important thing is monitoring. The management control system must be strengthened… routine evaluations must be conducted”— Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
Our analysis on how nickel’s environmental challenge offers opportunity for the West.