Indonesia Indonesia sets green industry standard for automotive sound deadening material

Indonesia sets green industry standard for automotive sound deadening material

On March 5, 2020, the Regulation of the Minister of Industry No. 13 of 2020 on green industry standards in the parts and accessories industry (muffler) for vehicles with four  or more wheels was enacted in Indonesia. This regulation came into effect upon enactment. Companies that comply with the green industry standards specified in the annexes to the regulation may apply for green industry certification.

The term “parts and accessories industry (muffler) for vehicles with four or more wheels” covered by this regulation means the industry including manufacturing of the components and parts of four or more-wheeled vehicles, such as muffler, under the Indonesian Standard Industrial Classification N. 29300.

Green industry” is defined as an industry that can harmonize industrial development with the protection of environmental functions and provide benefits to citizens by prioritizing sustainable resource use efficiency and utilization effects in the manufacturing process.


The original text of this regulation is downloadable at the following URL.


Green Industry Standard

The requirements of the green industrial standards are broadly classified into two categories: “technical requirements” and “management requirements.” The detailed requirements for each category are as follows.

Technical Requirements a.    Main and sub-material

b.    Energy

c.     Water

d.    Manufacturing process

e.     Products

f.     Waste

g.     Greenhouse gas emissions

Management Requirements a.    Policy and Organization

b.    Strategic planning

c.     Implementation and monitoring

d.    Management inspection

e.     Corporate social responsibility

f.     Labor


For example, for “a. Main material” of the technical requirements, it is required to present and verify the authenticity of the origin certificate of raw materials for the sound deadening material. In details, the test performed by laboratories must be validated to clearly prove that the main material does not contain cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, and asbestos.

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AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

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Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji