Making the planet a little better also means giving back to the communities we operate in, the people we work with, and the associates who team up with us. It’s our way of appreciating and applauding the role they all play in this inspiring journey.
Our involvement in the PKS industry has sustained more than 8,000* jobs directly and indirectly through our logistics partners who have signed up to our supplier policies.
We also help alleviate the problem of rural poverty by offering jobs in provinces where much of the population is under the poverty line. This, in turn, slows the flow of people migrating to metros like Jakarta, which are already grappling with overcrowding-related issues such as pollution, traffic congestion and urban poverty.
In keeping with our commitment to improving the quality of life, our suppliers are committed to ensure that their direct employees and indirect workers are paid significantly more than the minimum wage in each province.
Employment in the PKS industry also serves as a gateway to human capital development – it educates people on proper work safety practices and encourages them to develop their skills for new roles.
We provide all our employees comprehensive and continuous training on equipment handling, operations efficiency, and safety protocols.
We ensure that everyone working at the stockpiles is trained under a mentorship program to understand workplace safety etiquette and guidelines.
Stockpile employees are required to:
– Identify Fire Hazards
– Practice Fire Safety
– Equipment Safety (Routine checks and inspections to ensure that the equipment’s are up to standard)
– Identifying areas of high risk and hazards in the stockpile
– First Aid
– Strict protocols and guidelines to follow
Across both Indonesia and Malaysia, our ever-growing business encourages local enterprises in the less developed regions to blossom and flourish. This takes many heartwarming forms: Logistics providers such as truck drivers being able to expand and grow their businesses through the consistent source of income created by this PKS network. Low-wage workers in plantations who have moved up and become truck drivers. And locals working at our stockpiles picking up learning new skills that help them upgrade and offer the confidence to become entrepreneurs.