• Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • Ministry of Industry
  • Ministry of Trade
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Ministry of Manpower

Ministry of Environment and Forest

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) is the central government agency for environmental management in Indonesia, and was established in 2014 through the merger of the then Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Forestry. The KLHK is responsible for policy making in the area of forest and environmental management, conserving natural resources and their ecosystems, improving the function of river basins and protected forest areas, ensuring sustainable forest management, strengthening the competitiveness of forest-based primary industries, improving environmental functions, managing environmental pollution and destruction, and controlling the effects of climate change. In the environmental area, it is the regulatory authority for hazardous substances (B3) and hazardous waste (B3 waste), including typical pollution control.

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Ministry of Industry

The Ministory of Indfustry is in charge of various policies and regulations in the industrial sector. Its main role is the development of domestic industries, and there are departments classified by each indsutrial sector within the Ministry of Industry. In the area of chemicals management, the ministry is in charge of the GHS regulations for industrial chemicals and is in a position to lead the discussion on the Bill of Law on Chemicals as a comprehensive rules. In addition, the ministry is working to develop environmentally friendly companies by formulating green industry standards per sector.

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Ministry of Trade

The central government agency for the commercial sector. In terms of chemical substance management, it regulates the domestic distribution and import/export control of hazardous substances (B2).

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Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

It is responsible for the management of energy and various natural resources in Indonesia. It formulates and implements policies for the management and supervision of oil, gas, electricity, minerals, coal, new energy, renewable energy, and energy conservation. In Indonesia, being a resource-rich country, it controls the production of oil and natural gas, and also implements various measures to increase the penetration rate of electricity, which is also an infrastructure, so it can be said that this organization plays a very important role. The Ministry’s Directorate General for New Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation is involved in environmental matters. It is in charge of energy management in factories and buildings, as well as laws and regulations regarding energy-saving labels and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for various electrical equipment. In addition, it has jurisdiction over regulations for the expansion of renewable energy.

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Ministry of Manpower

It is a government agency that oversees all aspects of labor, and occupational safety and health is one of its areas of responsibility. It forms and implements policies and technical standardization in the field of labor supervision and guidance, including the formulation of guidelines, standards, criteria, procedures, and evaluations in the field of supervision and guidance of occupational safety and health, and the provision of technical guidance and evaluations in the same field.

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Index of Indonesia EHS

Framework of EHS laws and regulations in Indonesia.

Category Theme
Overall Overview, Environmental Standards
Indonesia, Organizations with Governing Environmental Regulations
Chemical Chemicals Control
Energy Energy Conservation
Waste Waste management
Air Air Quality Control
Water Water Quality Control
Soil Soil Pollution Control
OSH Occupational Safety and Health
Other Pollution Noise, Vibration, Offensive Odor Control