Kuching, April 4, 2019 – PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna) was awarded Global CSR Awards for Best Workplace Practices category at the 11th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Global CSR Awards 2019 is a prestigious award program that aims to recognize and honor corporate social responsibility practices of companies in Asia, including companies’ internal practices in respecting and appreciating their employees.
This award is a strong testament of Sampoerna’s commitment in implementing people development strategies to boost employees’ potentials for sustainable business performance. Sampoerna developed such strategies through three pillars, i.e. Right Organization, Right Way of Working, and Right Culture.
Referring to those pillars, Sampoerna applied an inclusive work culture by providing equal opportunity to all employees regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, and religion. It is proven from the “Equal Salary” certificate given and validated by the Equal Salary Foundation, a non-profit independent organization, in 2018. This certificate reflects Sampoerna’s equal salary policy, for male and female employees, for doing equal work.
The Global CSR Awards 2019 shows Sampoerna’s earnest effort in developing its employees’ potential and skill through various programs in every career level. This commitment is also supported by two-way communication practices between the employees and the company, in which employees’ aspirations are collected through periodic surveys which later used as the cornerstone of various internal policies.
“Sampoerna believes that a good workplace is not only determined by good compensation and benefit policy, but also company internal practices that meet employees’ aspirations and enhance employees’ pride of working in the company. This is the main objective of the whole people development program that we have implemented,” said Keny Gungoro, Talent Acquisition Manager, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.
Keny added that this award indicates Sampoerna’s commitment in putting employees at the heart of the company, who should be supported with as much opportunities as possible in developing themselves, for future company’s success.
About PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna)
Established in 1913, Sampoerna – an affiliation of PT Philip Morris Indonesia and part of Philip Morris International Inc. – is one of the leading tobacco companies in Indonesia, which focuses on production and sales of kretek cigarette. The Company produces several well-known kretek cigarettes such as Sampoerna A, legendary King of Kretek Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna U, and Sampoerna Kretek. The Company also distributes Marlboro cigarette across Indonesia through a long-term distribution agreement with PT Philip Morris Indonesia. Sampoerna is operating seven factories in Java island and cooperating with 38 Cigarette Production Partners, with a total manpower of 67,400 employees, both direct and indirect, most of which work in Hand-Rolled Cigarette production line. Sampoerna distributes its products through 106 regional sales and distribution offices across Indonesia.
Sampoerna is one of the issuers with the largest market capitalization in Indonesia Stock Exchange. Sampoerna’s shares are traded under the “HMSP” stock code.