Lately, the cases of COVID-19 spread in Indonesia is increasing massively. The number of the confirmed case has exceeded 50.000 as of the beginning of July. The Indonesian government has also implemented a Large Scale Social Restriction for various regions that are having a critical level of confirmed cases number. However, given the worsening economic conditions, the government finally set a ‘New Normal’ policy by opening several public sectors such as malls, offices, tourism spots, restaurants and others. They are obliged to conduct health protocols.

For us, production and shipment activities to export destination countries must continue. However, we realize that the health of our employees is the most important thing. Therefore, we also apply our own company policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our office and factory areas. Production activities which are completed in 1 shift starting at 08.00 AM to 04.00 PM are now divided into 2 shifts. The second shift starts at 04.00 PM ends at 00.00 AM. This policy is applied to minimize physical contact between employees and also prevent crowds in the factory area.

Employees are also required to take part in the medical screening process to find out their health conditions. Before entering the factory area, we do a body temperature check. Employees, guests or anyone who has a body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius is prohibited from entering the factory area and are advised to conduct an examination at the nearest hospital.

For managerial level employees, the Work From Home (WFH) policy has been implemented since March. We also apply the same policy to the system for receiving raw materials and packaging. All raw materials and packaging that we receive must include several certificates. Drivers who carry fleets must carry a health certificate and are free of COVID-19. The fleet used must also be approved with a clean fleet (disinfectant approval).

We will continue to implement this policy as long as the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia is still high and there has been no official statement from the government to revoke the policy. We always prioritize the health and safety of our human resources. Hopefully, these difficult times can end soon and the world can be free from the threat of COVID-19.