A global award for best practices in reducing travel, health and security risks for cross-island workers or workers working in special locations, participated by 42 countries from 59 industry sectors
Jakarta, April 23, 2018 - PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara ("Amman Mineral"), a national mining company operating the Batu Hijau mine in West Sumbawa regency, West Nusa Tenggara, is nominated to receive the 2018 Duty of Care Award for the category of Remote Health Care. The announcement was made by the International SOS Foundation as the organizer of Duty of Care Awards 2018 through its official website https://www.dutyofcareawards.org/shortlist. This year's global Duty of Care Awards are participated by companies from 59 industry sectors in 42 countries.
Along with eight other global companies, Amman Mineral is nominated for the award in the Remote Health Care category through the Malaria Control Program implemented in 15 villages in three sub-districts located in the Batu Hijau mining operation area with a population of about 20,000, including 8,000 employees and business partners working there. The program covering malaria prevention and handling activities is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program initiated and run by the company since 1996 and has been successful in decreasing the number of malaria cases from 408 in 1998 to the lowest point with 0 case in 2016 and the figure has continued to be maintained at the lowest level until now.
Anita Avianty, Head of Corporate Communications, said, "The success of Amman Mineral in the 2018 Duty of Care Awards nomination is very encouraging and shows Amman Mineral’s commitment to ensure a healthy working environment for every employee, business partner including the community around the mine. I would like to congratulate all of the Amman Mineral team involved in this program, especially the Human Resources, Facilities Services, Social Responsibility and International SOS Team for their full support and hard work that have been put on in implementing the malaria prevention and handling program in the Batu Hijau mine area. "
Anita added, "The company's malaria control program is also a form of Amman Mineral’s support to assist the government in the Malaria Elimination Program in Indonesia, considering that West Sumbawa regency was previously included in one of the malaria endemic areas. The success of this program can not be separated from the support provided by various parties, including the West Sumbawa Regency Government, International SOS and the communities around the mining operations area that continue to assist us in implementing health programs around the mine.”
Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation , said, "We are motivated to continue the agenda of Duty of Care. We have also seen a growing interest as seen from the significant increase in the number of participants who participated in the third year of this prestigious award. This shows a strong desire to improve cross-sectoral practices. "Sustainability" is one of the three new categories this year and becomes one of the most popular. Every year companies / organizations raise the standard of Duty of Care initiatives through programs to protect the workforce globally, employees who travel on duty, workers working offshore or in remote locations. The board of jury are very impressed with the capabilities and high commitment demonstrated by the companies / organizations while performing this strategic implementation. "
The announcement of the 2018 Duty of Care Awards winner will be made on the Awards Night event which will be held on May 17, 2018 in Chicago, USA
On PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara
Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara ("Amman Mineral") is an Indonesian mining company that operates the Batu Hijau mine. Amman Mineral has several other promising prospects in the copper and gold concession area located in West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. The Batu Hijau mine is the second largest copper and gold mine in Indonesia and is a world-class asset.
The shareholders of PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara are PT Amman Mineral International (82.2%) and PT Pukuafu Indah (17.8%). PT Amman Mineral Internasional is an Indonesian company whose shareholders consist of PT AP Investment (50%) and PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk (50%)
The company's commitment to develop the community around the mine is demonstrated by introducing a new paradigm of community development programs with the main focus on community economic development covering agribusiness, small and medium enterprises (UMK), and tourism. The principles of Amman Mineral Community Development Program are independence and sustainability, self-reliance, participation, orientation towards practical and strategic goals, effectiveness and efficiency, transparency and accountability.
Amman Minerals won a prestigious ASEAN mining award for the Best Practices in Mineral Distribution category held by the ASEAN Secretariat during the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 30 November 2017.