PTFI Hold Virtual Independence Day Celebration in New Normal
17 August 2020
The 75th Indonesian Independence Day on August 17 was different than any others before. Physical distancing changed our normal festivities, driving us to use modern technology to overcome those limitations.
Unlike past ceremonies, this year’s commemoration did not feature a complete line up of the flag-hoisting team, and limited participants attended the ceremony in compliance with the health protocols.
Instead, the majority of invitees, including Freeporters in the Highlands, Lowlands, Jayapura and the Jakarta area witnessed the ceremony virtually through the Freeport Broadcasting Channel, Zoom and live from Freeport’s social media channels.
PT Freeport Indonesia President Director Tony Wenas expressed his appreciation to employees who continue to work to meet production targets while following health and safety protocols. He also thanked the medical personnel tasked with handling the COVID-19 pandemic situation within PT Freeport Indonesia's work environment.
“By maintaining and implementing health protocols, I believe we can face this situation and still be able to produce optimally to contribute to our nation and country” he added.
Following the flag raising ceremony, employees and members of the community were invited to join the grand launching of SINCERE and the Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing "Unite in the New Normal for the Future of Indonesia" that featured Wenas, PTFI Commissioner A.M Fachir, Professor Rhenald Kasali. Uni Lubis, Chief Editor IDN Times served as the moderator.
While the economic downturn is admittedly difficult amid COVID-19, this pandemic has compelled all elements of society to adapt to a new normal. Wenas said the company’s values; Safety, Integrity, Commitment, Respect, and Excellence was a primary factor in the company successfully maintaining its contributions in the midst of the pandemic.
Rhenald Kasali, one of Indonesia’s academic leaders, observed that PTFI’s long journey included numerous challenges and showed the strength of its values.
“The company’s accomplishments cannot be dissociated from the role played by all employees and their contributions through steadily upholding the PTFI values and creating a sound corporate culture that supports a conducive working climate,” he said.
The corporate values upheld by all employees is a primary factor in achieving PTFI's goal to be a world-class mining company that creates excellent value and is a source of pride for all stakeholders, including employees, society and the nation, panelists said.
“These values are something we must all follow as a guide both in our words and actions, as employees of PT Freeport Indonesia as well as in our daily lives whether with our families or in society,” Wenas said when ending the discussion.
More than 100 employees joined the ceremony and the discussion virtually through PTFI’s Youtube Channel, Facebook and internal channel Freeport Broadcasting Channel.
Author: Puspita Saraswati
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