Employment, Health, and Safety Aspects

Policy [103-1] [103-2]

The Company strives to meet the need for an adequate number of HR to support the business activities of the Company and subsidiaries. The Company always strives to ensure that the rights of employees, especially those related to employment, occupational health, and safety can be fulfilled.

In order to uphold the principle of fairness, the Company provides equal opportunities for every employee to obtain relevant education and trainings in developing their competencies and careers professionally, as well as to receive fair remuneration above the regional minimum wage (UMR), regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, age and race. Information regarding training for employees and prospective employees in 2020 can be seen in the Company Profile section, Human Resources sub-section.

To create a safe and comfortable working environment for employees in order to support the sustainability of the business activities of the Company and subsidiaries, the Company has internal policies related to HR management, Company Regulations, and Collective Labor Agreements that have been ratified by the Ministry of Manpower. The Company realizes that the uncertainty of the natural environment and human negligence factors can pose a big risk to business activities. Therefore, the Company needs to pay great attention to occupational health and safety and apply high safety standards and take mitigation steps to prevent further damage and minimize disruption to business, assets, the environment and stakeholders. One of the policies that has been taken is the implementation of an emergency preparedness policy by a subsidiary in the coal mining business.

With these emergency preparations, in 2020, BIB, a subsidiary, recorded a Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 0.07 and a Lost Time Injury Severity Rate (LTISR) of 8.63. LTIFR in 2020 is relatively stable compared to LTIFR in the previous year. LTISR experienced a slight increase in 2020 compared to the previous year due to work accidents caused by negligence of contractors in complying the applied occupational safety policy. BIB handled this incident seriously, and has implemented efforts to prevent the recurrence of similar work accidents.

For the implementation of CSR programs for Safety Management of Mineral and Coal Mining, in 2020, BIB, a subsidiary, received the Utama award for Mining Companies Group who is Holder of Contract Coal of Work from ESDM. [102-12]

To ensure the health, safety and effectiveness of work, the Company has SOPs applicable to employees, contractors, suppliers, and other business partners within the operating area of the Company and subsidiaries; and provide a variety of work safety facilities and infrastructure. [403-3]

Since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia in 2020, in order to protect employees from the spread and transmission of the virus in the operating areas of the Company and subsidiaries, the Company and subsidiaries have been strictly implementing the work-from-home and large-scale social restrictions as stipulated by the government by imposing shifting on employees’ working days and hours. The Company and subsidiaries also conduct regular spraying of disinfectant, perform employee and/or guests body temperature checks using thermo scanner, and equip the operating areas of the Company and subsidiaries with health facilities and infrastructure such as masks, hand sanitizers, multivitamins, acrylic workspace barriers, and hand washing facilities. The Company conducts online training sessions regarding prevention, transmission, and countermeasures of Covid-19 in the workplace to ensure employees are prepared for emergency situations.

The turnover rate of the Company’s employees in 2020 is 9.3%. This figure shows a decrease compared to the turnover rate of 14.8% in 2019.

Throughout 2020, there has been no significant work accidents that cause disruptions in production or project implementation. The Company and subsidiaries also did not receive reports of indications of violations related to employment, occupational health, and safety.

Programs

The followings are several plans and realization of CSR programs related to employment, occupational health, and safety aspect that had been implemented in 2020, compared to the realization of CSR programs in 2019 and 2018:

Plans in 2020
Program Realization in 2020
Occupational Health and Safety Training
  • In 2020, the Company and subsidiaries carried out an integrated OHS training which consists basic training for all employees, supervisory training for all supervisors, fatality prevention training for employees and contractors, specific KPLH training for employees and contractors, emergency response training and management system training for the Emergency Response Team (ERT) members and non-ERT, as well as trainings on understanding OHS rules that must be followed by the  employees, contractors, suppliers and visitors in the work environment of the Company and subsidiaries.
Workplace Satefy and Hygiene Inspection
  • Throughout 2020, the Company and subsidiaries regularly maintained the hygiene of the work area with respect to the health protocols recommended by the government and continued to carry out assessments of work safety and hygiene in the operational areas of the Company and subsidiaries.
Procurement and Inspection of Occupational Health and Safety Facilities
  • In 2020, as an effort to prevent the spread and transmission of Covid-19 in the operational areas of the Company and subsidiaries, the Company and subsidiaries regularly sprayed disinfectants, provided medical personal protective equipment such masks, hand sanitizers, multivitamins, and carried out routine inspections on health and safety facilities and infrastructure.
Employee Medical Check-Up
  • For certain jobs, the Company and subsidiaries required employees to have a medical examination before performing the jobs. The Company also scheduled routine employee health checks for employees at the IPP PLTU.
  • In 2020, the Company and subsidiaries organized medical check-up, among others, rapid test and swab Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for employees of the Company and subsidiaries as part of preventive measures against Covid-19 in the operational areas of the Company and subsidiaries.