KPC’s P2HIV-AIDS Program Achieved ASEAN AWARD11 months
PT Kaltim Prima Coal achieved award from ASEAN Business Coalition on AIDS (ABCA) in 1st ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) event, on Wednesday (14/9) in Bogor, West Java. This award was given because PT Kaltim Prima Coal success to create a safe and healthy working environment through HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention programs (P2HIV-AIDS) for their employees.
The Trophy was given by Plt. Dirjen Binawasnaker dan K3, Ir. Maruli A. Hasoloan, and the certificate was given by Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), H.E. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee. Both of the Awards accepted by Director of KPC, Eddie Junianto Subari.
Together with KPC there are another five Companies from ASEAN who also achieved this Award: Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine, and Cambodia.
The Coordinator of ASEAN Business Coalition on AIDS (ABCA) Ramdani Sirait on his speech said, the six companies are considered able to run HIV prevention, education and relief programs. These Companies also known as company with best practice in P2HIV-AIDS in their country. “These companies already have a comprehensive program, ranging from management, budgetary commitment and collaboration partners” said Ramdani.
ARROW was held in aim to anticipate towards implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). "Do not let the labor exchange cause the exchange of disease," he said.
Meanwhile, Haryadi Wardono, Manager Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), said that in this first ARROW AWARD event, KPC was asked to be the first speaker at the session of the Working Meeting ABCA. In that meeting, Haryadi himself gave the presentation about P2HIV-AIDS program which has been run in KPC since 10 years ago, started in 2006.
In front of the delegations of ASEAN countries, Haryadi delivered the history of P2HIV-AIDS program in KPC. He told, in 2006, there was already MoU from KPC together with Ministry of Health, Provincial Government of East Borneo and Government of East Kutai district which later brought the AIDS Commission of East Kutai.
“After the sharing session, known apparently only KPC who can show data about VCT/PITC that KPC already done which cover more than 2.000 employees each year during the period 2013-2015. The Delegates of ASEAN countries were impressed and they admitted getting a lot of lessons from PHIV-AIDS program from KPC which are more advanced than other companies within the ASEAN countries, "said Haryadi.
P2HIV-AIDS program in KPC has received six platinum awards from the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration since 2011. Recently awarded by the H.E.M. Hanif Dhakiri, last May. Moreover, it has received numerous awards from the Provincial Government of East Kalimantan, Government of East Kutai regency and other non-profit organizations in Indonesia. (*)