ANJ Group Commitment to Protect Female Laborers and Children in Papua

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ANJ palm oil plantation. Photo by: ANJ for Palmoilmagazine

PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAYAPURA – PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa (PMP) and PT Permata Putera Mandiri (PPM), subsidiaries of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ) operating in South Sorong and Maybrat Regency, have demonstrated their commitment to protecting female workers and children in their operations.

This commitment was highlighted during a seminar and workshop organized by the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) Papua, themed “Promoting Child-Friendly Indonesian Palm Oil in Papua,” held in Jayapura on June 5–6, 2024.

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The IPOA aims to foster sustainable palm oil industries by ensuring the protection of children in palm oil plantation activities. The association hopes that companies in the province will adopt good business practices that uphold children’s rights in the palm oil sector.

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In his presentation, Adhika Karuna, Head of HR Shared Services for Regions 1, 2, and 3 and a representative of ANJ, detailed several initiatives and programs ANJ has implemented to safeguard female workers and children. These include promoting gender equity to ensure female representation within the company and enforcing the LKS Bipartite program and gender committee to uphold human rights and strictly prohibit child labor in all company operations.

Additionally, ANJ Group provides education, health, and welfare facilities across all its operations, emphasizing its commitment to protecting female workers and supporting the development, intelligence, and well-being of children.

“In ANJ Group, we believe that protecting female workers and children would be not only social responsibility but also the foundation for the better future. We are committed to make sure that every female worker and child would have the rights to feel secured and every aspect of their lives would be protected and supported. Every initiative and effort that the company does would be useful and positively contributing for the people (as well) to socially and sustainably encourage the change,” Adhika Karuna said, as in the official statement to , Friday (14/6/2024).

In his speech, Governor in duty of Papua, Muhammad Ridwan Rumasukun read by Assistant II in Economy and Welfare Papua Secretariat, Setyo Wahyudi hoped that it would be significant to get social responsibility in palm oil plantation cultivation.

He wanted that Papua would be the successful sample of economic development and children’s rights protection, and committed to implement children friendly – practices.

“It is important to have social responsibility to manage and cultivate palm oil plantation by making Papua as the successful sample from economic development and children protection integration and commitment to implement children – friendly practices sustainably,” Setyo said.

Tulus Sianipar, Chairman of IPOA Papua said that the seminar would be part of collaboration among IPOA, PAACLA Indonesia, and Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PDMA) to implement business principles and children’s rights in Papua palm oil plantations. (T2)

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