Jakarta – PT Sari Lembah Subur (SLS), a subsidiary of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk operating in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province, was awarded the Mitra Bhakti Husada (MBH) award by the Ministry of Health.
The award, which was presented in Jakarta on November 17, was achieved thanks to the seriousness of this oil palm plantation company in implementing the healthy and productive women workers movement program (GP2SP), as well as in implementing Occupational Safety Health (K3).
“Hopefully the PT SLS healthy and productive women workers movement program can become a forum for the formation of women who are achievers, healthy and productive,” said Andi HE Jaya, Administrator of PT SLS.
Andi said the Mitra Bakti Husada award is an appreciation given by the Ministry of Health to partners who have played a role in providing occupational health and safety protection in their companies.
The indicators of the assessment of Mitra Bakti Husada include policies, facilities and human resources, reproductive health programs, lactation rooms, worker nutrition, control of infectious and non-communicable diseases, coordination, and innovation.
“Thank you for the Mitra Bakti Husada award given to PT SLS,” said Novi Yuli Krisnawati, Health Analyst PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk representing the company receiving the award.
According to Novi, the healthy and productive women workers movement program is in accordance with the company’s mission, which is to become a role model and contribute to the development and welfare of the nation.
As a company that fully supports the importance of health access services for workers, especially for women, PT SLS has run many women worker programs, starting from health services, posyandu, monitoring women’s nutrition, daycare programs (TPA), K3 awareness, Safety Heroes, and so on which have been running since 2021.
“The healthy and productive women workers movement program also serves to improve the health of employees and their families,” Novi emphasized.
Women who have a dual role, namely workers and mothers, fulfillment of women’s rights, for example, preparing lactation rooms, menstrual leave, maternity leave, and caring for reproductive health are mandatory things that must be considered by companies as stated in the Manpower Law.
Novi hopes that the Mitra Bakti Husada award can be a spirit and motivation for companies to provide better occupational health and safety protection for workers, especially women. (*)