PTFI Awarded as the Company with the Best 'HIV/AIDS Program at Work Place'

11 December 2012   |   CSR News

PTFI President Director Rozik Soetjipto receives Best of the Best awards from Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, Muhaimin Iskandar.

PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has been awarded as “the Best of the Best” Award for HIV/AIDS Program at the work place.

The award was presented by the Indonesian Government through Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, Muhaimin Iskandar, and received by President Director of PT Freeport Indonesia, Rozik B Soejtipto during a ceremony commemorating World AIDS Day 2012 taking place in Taman Mini Indonesia, Jakarta, on Tuesday (12/11).

The HIV/AIDS commemoration event was attended by Vice President Boediono, Coordinating Minister for Social Welfare Agung Laksono, Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi, Minister of Education Mohammad Nuh, Minister of Law and Human Rights Amir Syamsuddin, Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, ILO representative, Chairman of National Committee on Aids and health activists primarily in HIV/AIDS, students, founding members and members of Indonesian Business Coalition on AIDS (IBCA) and journalists.

PTFI is awarded “The Best of the Best” out of 55 contenders with similar HIV/AIDS programs at work place and the Government of Indonesia rated PTFI’s program as the most effective nationwide.

Best of the Best Trophy

PTFI has been executing the program through its Public Health and Malaria Control (PHMC) since 2004. The policy is placed on the company’s internal website and accessible to all employees.

The policy focuses on six areas:

  1. Cooperation with the Indonesian Government in tackling HIV/AIDS in the workplace.
  2. Study on prevalence
  3. Preventive campaigns
  4. Handling procedure for infected patients
  5. Formation of HIV-AIDS committee
  6. Anti-discrimination policy towards infected patients

In its efforts to execute the above program, having policy on HIV/ AIDS at work place, initiated educational and training sessions for employees and their families, including to Peer Leader Educators about the disease, instructed employees and their families to not putting stigmas nor discriminating their co-workers with HIV-AIDS, set up budgets for the program, carried out surveys on employees’ awareness, attitude and behavior in accordance with surveys of the health department and ILO, implemented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in examinations, diagnosis and prevention of sexual transmitted diseases.

Aside from the program for employees, PTFI through its PHMC Community Division, is running HIV/AIDS programs for the community living in the areas surrounding the mine and within Mimika regency in general, in a cooperation with Mimika Health Authorities, Mimika AIDS Management Commission (KPAD), public figures, church institutions and local NGOs. Congratulation to PHMC!

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