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APRIL’s Indonesian subsidiary PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) was honoured with 11 “Golden Flags” for its excellence implementing and and managing occupational health and safety. Director Rudi Fajar received the awards on behalf of RAPP on 10 September 2015.
(more news in Bahasa Indonesia here)
Golden Flags for excellent safety and health implementation
The “Goldens Flags” recognise the efforts and successful implementation of programmes in line with the K3 Management System (known as SMK3, where K3 refers to Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja). These were implemented in the RAPP Mill, Forestry Division and nine Estate operational areas in the industrial plantation forest in Siak, Kuantan Singingi and Kampar.
The recipients were:
- RAPP Mill
- RAPP Forestry Division HO
- RAPP Forestry Division (Cerenti)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Logas)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Pelalawan)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Mandau)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Meranti)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Teso)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Ukui)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Baserah)
- RAPP Forestry Division (Langgam)
Labour Minister M Hanif Dhakiri presented the awards to Mr Rudi Fajar and the management of business units present.
Indonesia labour law requires all companies with 100 or more employee should have the SMK3 (Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja). The SMK3 comprises:
- Stipulation of the work safety and health policies
- Implementation of the plan
- Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation
- Review and improvement.
(More info on SMK3 here.)
Each company’s SMK3 submission will be assessed by a Minister-appointed independent auditor.
Safety first: Valuing and protecting employees
Mr Rudi Fajar said:
We always prioritise safety across our concession areas. Our forestry division has met all the 166 criteria set by the government on Occupational Health and Safety (SMK3). These awards validate the hard work of all our employees in implementing safety and health management. We have high safety standards because we deeply value our employees as assets to be protected.
The awards for 6 subsidiaries were awarded by the Minister, M. Hanif to PT RAPP’s Director,Rudi Fajar last night. pic.twitter.com/NBoptHC4zN
— APRILpulpandpaper (@APRILpulp) September 11, 2015