The donation will support pandemic handling through programs such as mass vaccination, fulfilling oxygen needs, and social aids
Jakarta, 10 September 2021 – Through the Sampoerna untuk Indonesia program, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna) donates IDR 6 billion to support Covid-19 handling through the humanitarian foundation of the Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Yayasan Kemanusiaan KADIN). The funds will be distributed to support Covid-19 handling through various programs, including mass vaccination, provision of oxygen supply, social aid, and other initiatives.
Sampoerna symbolically hands over the donation to KADIN Chairman Arsjad Rasjid at Menara Kadin Indonesia on Friday (10/9/2021).
Sampoerna President Director Mindaugas Trumpaitis, who attended the handover ceremony virtually, stated Sampoerna’s commitment to supporting the Government in achieving national economic recovery. The realization of this commitment includes supporting KADIN who is coordinating aids from the private sector.
“We sincerely appreciate and support KADIN’s program in Covid-19 handling. This donation is part of our ongoing collaboration between Sampoerna and KADIN, including the Gotong Royong independent vaccination program, mass vaccination program, and programs to fulfill oxygen needs, among others. We believe that through gotong royong and uniting our steps, we can get through this pandemic together,” said Mindaugas.
KADIN Chairman Arsjad Rasjid also stated the importance of collaboration between parties to contribute to handling the pandemic. He underlines KADIN’s effort in supporting the effort to reach herd immunity and to support economic recovery.
“Initiatives to handle the pandemic are still ongoing, and it requires the collaboration of all parties, including the private sector, to overcome the pandemic. At this point, all forms of donation and support will truly help, and we truly appreciate it. We hope through Sampoerna’s collaboration and support we can help to accelerate the ongoing handling of the pandemic,” said Arsjad.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Sampoerna has been actively participating in supporting national economic recovery. From implementing strict health protocols at Sampoerna’s production facilities and offices throughout Indonesia, vaccinating approximately 65,000 direct and indirect employees with the majority through the Gotong Royong Vaccination program, and through a host of other initiatives to support MSMEs as the backbone of the national economy.
“The way the Government, in collaboration with many parties including KADIN, managed to significantly reduce the number of daily cases that reached its peak in June and July is a true example of the value of strong partnerships and synergy. For this, we convey our deep appreciation,” Mindaugas added.
About Sampoerna untuk Indonesia
Sampoerna untuk Indonesia is the umbrella of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.'s (Sampoerna) sustainability program. Through various initiatives under Sampoerna untuk Indonesia, Sampoerna supports the government to realize the Indonesia Onward (Indonesia Maju) vision through five program focus: development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME); improvement of farmer's welfare; national economic recovery; reduce environmental footprint; and support for industrial revolution 4.0.
About PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna)
Established in 1913, Sampoerna – an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. – is the leading Indonesian tobacco company, focusing primarily on manufacturing and trading clove cigarettes. Sampoerna produces some of the best-known kretek (clove) cigarette brand families such as Sampoerna A, the legendary “King of Kretek” Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna U and Sampoerna Kretek. Sampoerna also distributes the Marlboro cigarette brand throughout Indonesia, through a long-term distribution agreement with PT Philip Morris Indonesia.
Sampoerna operates six production facilities located in Surabaya, Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Malang, dan Karawang. Sampoerna partners with 38 Third Party Operators in Java, employing – directly and indirectly – a total of approximately 65,000 employees, mostly in the production of hand-rolled clove cigarettes. Sampoerna distributes its products through 112 sales and distribution area offices across Indonesia.
Sampoerna is one of the largest issuers by market capitalization on the Indonesian Stock Exchange, where it trades under the ticker symbol "HMSP."
For further information, please visit: www.sampoerna.com.
About KADIN Indonesia
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) is an umbrella organization for the Indonesian business world. Established on the basis of Law No.1 of 1987, KADIN Indonesia is the only organization that accommodates Indonesian entrepreneurs and the basis of activities is guided by the Articles of Association and Bylaws of KADIN which was ratified by Presidential Decree No. 17 of 2010.
KADIN Indonesia speaks and acts on behalf of Indonesian entrepreneurs and is a partner of the Government covering all relevant sectors. KADIN Indonesia has 34 regional KADIN and 514 district level branches throughout Indonesia
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