JAKARTA – Semen Baturaja has again claimed the Zero Accident award during K3 2021 Award during Work Safety Program Implemntation (Pelaksanaan Program Keselamatan Kerja in Indonesian, or K3) that was organized by the Minisrty of Labor of Republic of Indonesia.

The event was held both online and offline in Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta on Wednesday, 28 April. The awarding was received virtually by the Vice President of Safety, Security, Health, & Environment (VP SSHE), Jogy Alpha Mediarta Gumay.

The Palembang plant has managed to achieve recorded time of 6.012.776 hours of work with zero accident, started from 1 January 2011 until 31 December 2020. Panjang plant has reached a record time of 3.601.383 of work time with zero accident starting from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2020.

The Zero Accident award is a form of K3 awarding that is given by government towards companies’ management team with successful implementation of the K3 program resulting in zero work accident during a certain period of time.

Within the last two years, Semen Baturaja has also acquired a similar award. The achievement of this Zero Accident is correlated with the Work Safety and Health Management System implemented by the company. Semen Baturaja will continue to maintain its commitment in the K3 implementation in each of its work environment.{}

PALEMBANG – Indonesia Cement Association (Asosiasi Semen Indonesian in Indonesian, or ASI) has projected that in 2021 the domestic cement consumption will increase around 7-8%. It is also estimated that the clinker and cement export will also rise by 10%. The primary reason is suspected to be due to 47,3% increase of state revenue budget in 2021 for infrastructure amounting to 414 trillion rupiah and the growth of domestic economy is estimated to increase by 4-5%.

The sales volume of domestic cement throughout 2020 is listed as 62,5 million ton. In reference to ASI data, this economic realization declined by 10,7% yoy and it’s noted to be the lowest growth within the last 10 years.

When Covid-19 virus had spread globally, including in Indonesia, the country’s economic performance had declined and so did its economic growth. Until the end of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic had caused Indonesia’s economic growth to decline by -2,07%.

“There were a lot of government projects that got delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. Even so, there are still ongoing projects such as the construction of Indralaya – Prabumilih toll road, the Muara Enim – Lubuklinggau – Bengkulu toll road, and other projects that are being worked on can affect the cement consumption in Sumatra region” as explained by the Main Director of Semen Baturaja, Jobi Triananda Hasjim.

Facing such pressing situation, the company of Semen Baturaja was still able to make positive performance record throughout the year of 2020. The company maintained it performance through various strategic initiatives, some of which are: efficiency of business and production costs, fixing distribution system and organizing distributor. The company has pushed further to improve revenue through white clay sales. As a result, Semen Baturaja was able to significantly suppress cost of goods sold while also maximizing income with the record of 1,72 trillion rupiah and also improving EBITDA into 216,4 billion rupiah; an increase of 2% compared to 2019.

Other than that, the company has had diligently managed its cash flow while also setting priority of capital expenditure so it can successfully recorded Cash From Operation (CFO) of 393 billion rupiah at the end of 2020 and able EBITDA margin of 24%, far higher than the accomplishment in 2019 of 20%.

“Semen Baturaja is able to show its responsibility as a State-owned Business Enterprise by maximizing income amidst the middle of Covid-19 pandemic. We have a more optimistic view of year 2021 thanks to the acceleration effort to recover domestic economy which is hoped to be able to push for the infrastructural sector growth that will serve as the main sector of cement industry”, he lastly added.{}

JAKARTA – Semen Baturaja has achieved the award for 4th Best Indonesia Enterprises Risk Management within the category of Public Company – Basic Materials – Raw Goods in Cement Industry sector during the prestigious competition of Indonesia Enterprise Risk Management Award-IV-2021 that was held by the Economic Review magazine on Friday, 9 April virtually through Zoom Meeting. The award was received virtually by the Vice Preseident Corporate Secretary of Semen Baturaja, Doddy Irawan.

The IERMA IV 2021 award was given to companies with proven excellence in implementing risk management. The award has proven that the company of Semen Baturaja is committed in implementing proper risk management.

In the future, Semen Baturaja will continue to innovate further in terms of the risk management socialization method periodically as a way of improving the risk awareness culture towards all of its employees.{}

PALEMBANG – The Company of Semen Baturajais one among 8 Domestic Investment companies of South Sumatra province that has signed off Memorandum of Understanding with the regency’s Small and Medium Enterprises that was held on Thursday, 8 April at Hotel Alts, Palembang.

The signing was formally opened by the Governor of South Sumatra, Herman Deru, the Head of Investment and One-door Integrated Services (Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu in Indonesian, or DPMPTSP) of South Sumatra, Dra. Hj. Megaria, M.Si., and the Director of Region IV Unit for Investment Implementation Handling of Capital Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia (Badan Kordinasi Penananam Modal in Indonesian, or BKPM), Yos Harmen.

The Memorandum was signed by the Vice President of Procurement of Semen Baturaja, Taufik, witnessed directly by the Governor of South Sumatra.

The purpose of this collaboration is to implement one of the government’s programs through BKPM and DPMPTSP in order to push and develop partnership investment with Small and Medium Enterprises by way of cooperation among large companies.

As one of the State-owned Business Enterprises in South Sumatra, Semen Baturaja is ready to improve investment and building business partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises.{}