The export financing sustainability-linked loan is the first of its kind in Indonesia. DBS Bank Indonesia has signed a sustainability-linked export financing loan with wooden door manufacturer PT Sumatera Timberindo Industry (STI), the bank said in a press release on Wednesday.
DBS said the loan is evaluated based on a target of obtaining timber and raw materials from sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Its interest rate will be reduced for each shipment of raw material that has an FSC certification that the raw material is responsibly sourced.
STI is a FSC-certified company focused on responsible sourcing, manufacturing and exporting of sustainable-certified products. According to director Hidayat Ang, STI’s synergies with DBS in advancing sustainability support the company’s long-term growth and empower the local community to do good for the environment.