The business philsophy of "good for the community, good for the country, good for the company" that is firmly entrenched in all of the companies managed by RGE often draws more attention to the community and country. However, recent news of APRIL's Indonesian subsidiary PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) has shown that RGE companies do make considerable efforts for the safety and well-being of its employees
On 10 September, RAPP bagged 11 Golden Flag awards in recognition for its steadfast and meticulous implementation of its workplace safety and healthy policies.
RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto may have on many occasions shared that doing what is good for the community and country, will only benefit the company. Internally, with his guidance, RGE has focused on creating safe and engaging environments for its employees, people development, matching passions and competencies, building social capital within the organisation to improve not only its competitiveness but also foster a stronger sense of belonging to the community.
For example, RAPP has been a shining example of corporate social responsibility to its neighbouring communities. Its employees have engaged in fundraisers, blood donation drives, the issuing of masks for members of the community affected by haze, setting up medical centres, and so on.
The latest nod at RAPP is the set of awards for workplace safety. As RAPP director Rudi Fajar said, "We value our employees as assets to be protected."
The article on RAPP's achievement may be found here.