BATURAJA – PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) provides Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assistance to the Ogan Komering Ulu Regency (OKU) Fire and Rescue Service (Damkarmat) at the Damkarmat Office OKU Regency, South Sumatra on Friday (2/2).

The assistance provided was in the form of 2 Pump Machine Units, 5 Nozzle Gun Units, and 5 Jet Nozzle Units. The aid was handed over directly symbolically through the SMBR CSR Unit to the Head of the OKU Regency Fire and Rescue Service, Aminilson.

SMBR’s Vice President of Corporate Secretary, Basthony Santri, said that the assistance provided was a form of SMBR’s CSR implementation, in an effort to support the sustainability of Damkarmat’s operations in carrying out its duties to protect the community from the threat of disasters, especially fire disasters because OKU is in a forest and land fire prone zone. This is also a form of anticipation in preparation for the frequently occurring forest and land fire conditions.

“We hope that this assistance can help increase the operational capacity of Damkarmat in OKU Regency and can be used as best as possible to help people experiencing disasters,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Head of Damkarmat, OKU Regency, expressed his gratitude to SMBR, whose assistance was very helpful in the availability and smooth operation of Damkarmat in OKU Regency.

“This assistance from Semen Baturaja is eagerly awaited and is useful for the community, where recently there have been very frequent fire and flood disasters caused by the high intensity of rain that occurred in OKU Regency,” he concluded. (*)

BATURAJA – PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) is committed to continuing to provide sustainable economic contributions to society through the MSME empowerment program. Like Deni Saputra, a coffee entrepreneur with the Ngupi Ku-day brand, who successfully realized his dream of building a cafe business thanks to assistance and coaching from Rumah BUMN Baturaja which is managed by SMBR.

Deni Saputra (Deni), a resident of Kemalaraja, East Baturaja, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency, South Sumatra, is a private employee who started the Ngupi Ku-day business in 2018 to maximize the yield of his 2 ha coffee plantation on Beringin Island, OKU Regency South, as well as providing benefits to the people around it by opening up job opportunities.

“I am very grateful to be able to join Rumah BUMN Baturaja which has helped market products and been included in exhibitions so that Ngupi Ku-day can be widely known and increase sales. Now my business has grown a lot. My coffee products have entered several hotels and cafes in Martapura and Palembang. My dream of having my own cafe has also come true. If you ask about turnover, on average I can earn up to IDR 50 million per month. “The conditions were very different when we first started building a business,” said Deni.

Deni tells the story of his difficult times when he first started his business. “My capital at that time was IDR 500 thousand and I didn’t have a roasting machine or coffee grinding machine. So I have to leave it to someone. Customers are still limited to friends and neighbors around the house, so I have to offer products door to door. “The income at that time was around IDR 100 thousand,” said Deni.

Luckily, in 2019, he received information about Rumah BUMN Baturaja from social media. With support from friends, Deni decided to join. At Rumah BUMN Baturaja, the business received assistance and marketing assistance, and was included in exhibitions. After every exhibition, Deni admits that there are customers who call to order coffee to the number listed on the product packaging. From there customers began to increase and turnover continued to increase.

According to Deni, what is attractive about his coffee products is the coffee beans. Ngupi Ku-day coffee is processed from coffee beans that are picked when they are already red (red pick), or that are perfectly ripe to produce the right and delicious taste of robusta type coffee, as well as a fragrant aroma.

“In 2020 I was finally able to buy a roasting machine and a coffee grinding machine. Because many people want to enjoy coffee directly on the spot, in 2023 I opened the Ngupi Ku-day cafe in Baturaja. To manage the cafe, I am assisted by 5 employees. Meanwhile, the management of the coffee plantation is assisted by 3 people. “My current total number of employees is 8 people,” said Deni.

Since officially operating, the Ngupi Ku-day cafe is open from 14.00 – 24.00 and at least 50 customers visit every day. Those who visit are on average aged 35 years and over who want to enjoy coffee in a homely atmosphere. Now, Ngupi Ku-day is collaborating with Rumah BUMN Baturaja to run an Environmentally Friendly Coffee Shop (eco coffee) program or drink coffee paid for with plastic waste as part of caring for the environment. Rumah BUMN Baturaja also provides assistance in making NIB (Business Identification Number), assistance with halal certification, marketing in the PaDi UMKM marketplace, as well as neon boxes or shop name signs.

“I didn’t expect that this neon box would have such a big influence because after it was installed, many people found out about it and visited it. Thank you Rumah BUMN Baturaja for the assistance and assistance that has been provided so far. “Hopefully it will continue to help MSMEs to progress,” concluded Deni.

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary, Basthony Santri said, SMBR’s concern for the MSMEs it supports is proven through assistance and coaching through Rumah BUMN Baturaja, which continues to produce successful entrepreneurs who contribute to the regional economy and create jobs to support the government in reducing unemployment.

Deni Saputra is one of 261 MSMEs who received assistance and coaching at Rumah BUMN Baturaja, starting from assistance with the licensing process, halal certification, various training, to product packaging and marketing. Apart from that, Rumah BUMN Baturaja also facilitates MSMEs to participate in national to international exhibition events, such as the IBD Expo in 2018, the Lampung Fair which is held every year, and the ICPF in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2019.

“The involvement of MSMEs in various exhibitions aims to provide experience, increase competence, and expand the marketing reach of products so that they can not only be reached by local residents but also national and even go global,” said Basthony.(*)

PALEMBANG – In commemoration of National Occupational Safety and Health (K3) Month 2024, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) collaborated with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) to hold a Blood Donation event. simultaneously at three SMBR site locations, namely Palembang, Baturaja and Panjang on Friday (19/1).

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary, Basthony Santri, explained that this blood donation action is one of a series of National K3 Month activities which are carried out every year. This blood donation activity is a form of company concern for the need for blood stock at the local PMI

“This humanitarian action, which was participated in by employees, subsidiaries and affiliates, has produced 123 blood bags from all SMBR sites, consisting of 52 blood bags from Baturaja, 40 blood bags in Palembang, and 31 blood bags in Panjang,” said Basthony.

Meanwhile, Senior Manager of Health, Safety, & Environment SMBR, Meriadi said that blood donation not only helps fellow humans in need but also provides health benefits.

“Blood donation not only provides benefits for blood recipients, but also has a positive impact on the donor’s own health, such as maintaining heart health, increasing red blood cell production and so on,” he said.

One of the SMBR employees who took part, Dwitya Ariesta, revealed that she regularly invites her husband to participate in blood donation activities.

“My husband and I quite regularly donate blood because after donating blood, our bodies feel healthy and fresh, especially since this is the first blood donation this year. We also feel happy to be able to make a positive contribution to helping others,” said Dwi.

Apart from that, SMBR was also awarded by PMI Palembang City with the “2024 Period Award Charter” as appreciation for its participation in the Blood Donation Social Activity for the Benefits of Humanity.” (*)

BATURAJA – PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) continues to show its commitment to caring for the community and the environment. One of them is by providing assistance to the fish farming community in Marta Jaya Village, Lubuk Raja District, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency with total assistance of IDR 150 million.

The delivery of aid was handed over directly by the Senior Manager of CSR SMBR Gili Aprial Braja together with the Acting Regent of OKU H. Teddy Meilwansyah and accompanied by the OKU Forkopimda and related parties on Tuesday (28/11) at Pokdakan Karya Mandiri Jaya, Marta Jaya Village.

The assistance distributed by SMBR’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) includes assistance to magot cultivation groups amounting to Rp. 52,500,000.- for the construction of maggot cultivation houses and supporting facilities, the silk worm cultivation group amounting to 52,500,000.- for the construction of silk worm houses and supporting facilities and the snakehead fish cultivation group Rp. 45,000,000.- for the construction of drilled wells and swimming pool facilities.

Senior Manager of CSR SMBR Gili explained that the assistance through the BUMN TJSL Program was a form of SMBR’s concern for the community in OKU. “At the same time supporting and synergizing with the OKU Regency Government. “There are sustainable priority programs here that have a direct impact,” he said.

SMBR is ready to support OKU Regional Government programs, especially those that are sustainable. “It’s not over. “God willing, if this goes forward SMBR will continue to support and provide assistance in other forms,” said Gili.

According to Gili, SMBR wants to have a fish farming location like the one in Marta Jaya Village. So, in the future SMBR can invite the Ring I community to carry out cultivation as is done in Marta Jaya Village. “Later we will make it in our area (SMBR). This already has experts. Later, we will facilitate it by holding training. “So, the people of Ring I can learn,” he concluded.

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary Basthony Santri added that this assistance is in line with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles implemented by SMBR and SIG holding, namely encouraging sustainable solutions and innovation.

Meanwhile, the Acting (Pj) Regent of OKU H. Teddy Meilwansyah appreciated the assistance provided by Semen Baturaja for the development of fish cultivation in Marta Jaya Village. “Thank you to Semen Baturaja who continues to consistently help the OKU community,” concluded Teddy. (*)

PALEMBANG – In an effort to develop the potential of Indonesia’s young generation, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) in collaboration with the Management Study Program of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Muhammadiyah University of Palembang (UMP) held Junior Human Resources Development (HR) Training of Trainer (ToT) Training on Saturday (25/11) in the KH Building Hall. Faqih Usman UMP.

This activity was officially opened by Deputy Dean I FEB Muhammadiyah University of Palembang Dr. Maftuhah Nurrahmi, S.E., M.Sc., and also attended by the Head of Management Study Program, Dr. Zaleha Trihandayani, S.E., M.Si., lecturer, and 157 students of the HR Management Study Program FEB Palembang Muhammadiyah University.

This activity presented speakers from SMBR including, Senior Manager Health Safety Environment Meriadi, Manager Health Safety M.A. Fatahillah Saban, Junior Health Safety Officer Rosiana TM and Imam Pratama Azi, Unit of Health Safety Staff Kheusvency Harnum and Moh. Herdy Ariansyah.

In his report, Dr. Zaleha Trihandayani, S.E., M.Sc., said that this training was attended by students of the HR Concentration Management Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Muhammadiyah University of Palembang, who received competency theory material on Mastering Content, Mastering Self, Mastering Participant, and Student Practicing.

Meanwhile, in his speech, Meriadi expressed his gratitude to FEB UMP for involving SMBR in this training with the aim of supporting students to develop their potential to become competent human resources through ToT Junior.

“We are very enthusiastic about collaborating with UMP students in providing this Junior ToT training. “We are confident that through this training students can develop their skills, presentation, communication and leadership skills to become reliable facilitators who will be ready to contribute to various activities in the future,” said Meriadi.

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary Basthony Santri added that as a company that supports the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), SMBR continues to provide a forum for employees to hold sharing sessions with the community, one of which is through training for students. “This training is led directly by experienced tutors from among SMBR employees.”

“This is in line with the sustainability strategy implemented by SMBR and SIG, namely creating value for employees and the community,” said Basthony.

On the same occasion, Dr. Maftuhah Nurrahmi, S.E., M.Si., added that SMBR’s involvement and willingness in this training really helped the Faculty of Economics and Business, Muhammadiyah University of Palembang in implementing HR competencies through ToT Junior. “This collaboration is very helpful in developing competencies for students because it is delivered by practitioners who have direct experience in the world of work,” he said.(*)

BATURAJA – As a form of concern for the environment, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) handed over 3 units of waste containers and 15 units of 2 in 1 waste boxes with a capacity of 50 liters.

Previously, the handover was carried out symbolically by SMBR Main Director Suherman Yahya to Assistant 1 for Government and People’s Welfare of Ogan Komering Ulu Regency (OKU) Indra Susanto to coincide with SMBR’s 49th anniversary which was held on Tuesday (14/11) in Ganesha Wisma Hall, Baturaja.

Furthermore, on Friday (17/11) at the Wisma Ganesha Hall, the assistance was physically handed over by the SMBR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Unit Staff to the Head of the OKU Environmental Service, Ahmad Firdaus.

“Thank God, today Semen Baturaja again provided assistance with 3 units of waste containers and 15 units of 2 in 1 waste boxes with a capacity of 50 liters. We are very grateful for this assistance. “For this reason, representing the OKU Regency Government, I would like to thank Semen Baturaja,” said Ahmad.

SMBR’s concern for the waste problem in OKU Regency, he said, was not the only time, but had been demonstrated in previous years. “Last year, we were also given assistance for 2 Garbage Motorcycles by Semen Baturaja,” he said.

This need is in line with the increasing amount of waste in OKU Regency, which reaches 500 tons of waste a day. In addition, the acceleration of the increase in waste containers is not balanced with the damage to the containers, including the increase in the amount of waste.

Meanwhile, Senior Manager of CSR SMBR Gili Aprial Braja said that this waste container assistance was provided as a form of concern for the environment, especially OKU Regency and the provision of this assistance was in line with the BUMN Social and Environmental Responsibility Program (TJSL).

To the OKU Regency DLH, Gili hopes that these waste containers will be used as well as possible to transport waste from the community to the final disposal site (TPA). “Apart from that, this container is well maintained so that it can be used sustainably in the long term,” he concluded.(*)

BATURAJA – For almost five decades, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) has been present for the country. It has gone through various challenges and dynamics, but SMBR continues to progress and transform to become stronger by joining SMBR as part of the GIS ecosystem.

Celebrating 49 years of age, SMBR held a peak anniversary event with the theme “Synergy & Harmony”. The celebration was held at the Wisma Ganesha Factory Hall in Baturaja on Tuesday (14/11). Previously, SMBR had carried out various activities including fashion shows, badminton tournaments, gaple competitions, quizzes, tennis, SMBR Idol, basketball, futsal and E-Sport which were participated by Internal and External.

This event was attended by the Board of Commissioners including Main/Independent Commissioner Alex Iskandar Munaf and Commissioner Inosentius Samsul who attended offline. Apart from that, Commissioner Hadi Daryanto and Independent Commissioner Chowadja Sanova were also present online. Also present at this event were the SMBR Directors, including Main Director Suherman Yahya, Director (Operations Function) Muhammad Syafitri, and Director (Finance & HR Function) Rahmat Hidayat, as well as participation from the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda). Not only that, SIG Main Director Donny Arsal also participated online in this event.

SMBR Main Director Suherman Yahya in his speech said that this anniversary celebration carried the theme “SMBR Synergy and Harmony”. This theme describes cooperation, enthusiasm and willingness to share opinions to create innovative solutions to create a more advanced Indonesia for the progress of infrastructure development, especially in the South Sumatra region.

“Hopefully on this 49th anniversary, all SMBR people will continue to be enthusiastic to continue to provide their best performance for the company’s progress and always apply AKHLAK values as the foundation in every company business process,” he said.

Meanwhile, the new President Commissioner Alex Iskandar Munaf was elected on November 8 2023 based on the results of the decision of the SMBR Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGMS). He received the mandate to become the Main Commissioner of SMBR.

“Thank God, I was entrusted to be the Main Commissioner of SMBR. “The first time I set foot at SMBR also coincided with a very special day, the 49th anniversary of SMBR,” said Alex in his speech.

Alex continued, I hope that the new Board of Commissioners and Directors can continue the cooperation and enthusiasm that has been fostered by the Board of Commissioners and Directors in the previous period.

“God willing, SMBR will be even more successful, more existing, more sturdy and durable,” he added.

SIG President Director Donny Arsal congratulated and expressed his highest appreciation for the positive performance and achievements achieved by SMBR in 2023.

“Thank you to all people at SMBR, both from management and all employees for their efforts and hard work so that the company remains more solid and better in facing challenges in 2023,” said Donny Arsal in his speech.

In commemoration of the peak of the 49th anniversary, SMBR provided CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) assistance in the form of educational compensation to residents in Ring 1 at 3 operational locations  Palembang, Baturaja and Panjang. Then assistance to the Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency Government for the Environmental Service Program, Fisheries and Livestock Service, Rescue & Fire Department and District Education Service. OKU. Furthermore, educational assistance assistance from the Semen Baturaja Employee Wives Association (IIKSB) to students from Ring 1 Baturaja Residents. The total amount of assistance and compensation provided is IDR. 553,750,000.-.

Apart from that, SMBR also gave Loyal Work awards to 31 employees. The award is given as appreciation for the service of employees who have worked for 10 years.

Not only that, the SMBR History Book Review event previously successfully carried out the Soft Launch of the SMBR History Book on October 28 2023 in Jakarta. The event featured speakers who were directly involved in the initial events in the formation of the SMBR journey story, including Iwa Kartiwa as an SMBR employee with NIK (Employee Identity Number) 001 and Iwan Bestari with NIK 002.

Iwa Kartiwa tells the story of the journey when SMBR experienced a difficult phase amidst factory construction conditions. Since it was first established in November 1974, problems have occurred, the bureaucratic process is convoluted and the situation at that time where the rupiah exchange rate was being devalued quite severely due to the KNOP 15 policy implemented by the New Order government.

“The Yendaka phenomenon has resulted in the process of building the Baturaja Semen factory being stalled, because at the construction stage imported raw materials are needed, devaluation makes plans to build the factory more expensive and risk stalling,” he said.

Furthermore, employee with NIK 002, Iwan Bestari, added that since the beginning of the planning, PTSB (which is now called SMBR) was designed to build factories in three areas, namely Baturaja, Palembang and Panjang (Lampung).

“It’s just that building a factory in the Baturaja area requires different attention compared to the other two factories in Palembang and Panjang. “Because in Baturaja the pioneers had to clear the ground, understandably the area was still a thicket forest with various wild animals in it,” said Iwan.

The story of SMBR’s journey is summarized in one book containing 364 pages. The author and the writing team have interviewed more than 30 sources, from across generations of directors, former employees, commissioners, stakeholders and levels of society.

Famous figures interviewed included National Figure Azwar Anas, former Director and founder of SMBR. Former Member of the DPR/RI Marzuki Alie, Pamudji Rahardjo, Main Director who succeeded in bringing SMBR to the floor on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI). Until Daconi Khotob brought the company in the transition period to SIG.

SMBR Main Director Suherman Yahya said that this history book indicates that SMBR is half a century old. This story is not just documentation but a form of appreciation and respect for the pioneers of the founding of SMBR.

At a glance at SMBR’s performance, up to the third quarter of 2023, SMBR’s financial performance is very good, where revenue is 10% higher compared to last year and net profit reached IDR 54 billion or an increase of 25% compared to last year. Good financial performance is of course supported by marketing performance, where cement sales volume increased 9% compared to last year, white clay sales were achieved the same as last year’s achievements. With this increase in sales, the Company succeeded in increasing its market share by 1% in the South Sumatra region.(*)

PALEMBANG –  Exciting news comes from PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk SIG), a brilliant achievement achieved by one of SMBR’s employees and a table tennis athlete, namely Hendri Radilah. He managed to win 3 medals in the IV South Sumatra Peparprov (Provincial Paralympic Week) event which was held in Lahat Regency, South Sumatra (Sumsel) which took place from 27 to 30 September 2023.

Hendri’s success in making the name of SMBR and South Sumatra Province proud cannot be separated from the efforts and hard work carried out by Hendri and his colleagues. Hendri, who represented the Lahat Regency contingent, succeeded in bringing home 3 medals in table tennis, including 1 gold in the men’s singles category, 1 silver in the men’s singles category. Men’s Team, and 1 Bronze in Men’s Doubles Category.

Hendri said that the results he got could not be separated from preparation and support from SMBR. “Alhamdulliah, the support and support from SMBR is extraordinary, both in moral support and in preparation because we need time to practice and SMBR provides support for that, so we can concentrate on the event,” said Hendri, an SMBR employee who served in the Unit of SMBR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Then, SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary Bashtony Santri expressed his pride in Hendri’s brilliant achievements. “Hendri’s achievements are proof that there are no limits to a person’s ability and determination, regardless of physical condition. Representing SMBR management, we are very proud of Hendri. “SMBR will continue to support employees, including those with disabilities, to achieve extraordinary achievements like this,” said Basthony.

He added that the company has committed not to discriminate against employees. “SMBR provides opportunities for individuals who have extraordinary abilities and potential. “This step is part of SMBR’s commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse work environment,” he stressed. (*)

BATURAJA –  As a form of commitment to increasing the environmentally conscious economic movement of MSEs, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) through Rumah BUMN Baturaja held Coffee Roasting training and Socialization of the SMBR Eco Cafe Ngopi Bayar Program Use waste for MSEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) fostered partners.

The training, which was held on Thursday (14/9) at Rumah BUMN Baturaja, Ogan Komering Ulu, South Sumatra, collaborated with Deni as the owner of Cafe Ngupi Kuday, who is one of Rumah BUMN Baturaja’s independent UMK partners to provide experience and transfer knowledge about Roasting. Coffee as well as socializing the Eco Cafe Program which has been implemented in his cafe.

This Coffee Roasting or coffee roasting training targets MSEs who have registered with Rumah BUMN Baturaja, especially in the coffee sector, the general public and other MSEs who have an interest in knowing the process of making coffee.

In his explanation, Deni said that coffee roasting is an important process for turning green coffee beans (Green Beans) which are hard and difficult to drink into ready-to-drink coffee beans which bring enjoyment to coffee lovers. This process involves heating coffee beans at a certain temperature, and for a certain time to achieve the desired taste. This roasting process creates complex chemical reactions in the coffee beans that drastically change their characteristics.

He added that one of the main keys in roasting coffee is setting the right temperature. The right temperature will induce the desired reaction in the coffee beans, creating the desired taste, aroma and complexity. Advanced roasters monitor the temperature closely and adjust to the desired roast stage, be it light roast, medium roast, or dark roast.

“The roasting process also requires sensitivity to the aroma and taste of the coffee. A coffee roaster must be able to accurately differentiate the aroma and taste of raw coffee and roasted coffee,” said Deni, Owner of Ngupi Ku-Day Cafe.

Apart from that, Deni also invited MSEs to increase awareness of the environment and business development by working together to reduce the use of plastic and other waste in the community by implementing the concept of environmentally friendly shops in each of their businesses, by enforcing SOPs through the implementation of 4R ( Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replacement) thereby limiting the use of plastic from straws, plastic bags, drink cups.

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary Basthony Santri explained that this training is a form of our concern for MSEs, especially in the coffee sector, to increase their knowledge in the coffee processing process and provide supplies to MSEs and the community in Baturaja with environmental care movements.

“This activity is expected to increase the enthusiasm of MSEs in Baturaja to innovate and start a positive movement by reducing the use of plastic packaging, plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic cups, as well as utilizing waste. This movement is in line with the three pillars established by SIG, namely encouraging sustainable solutions and innovation, protecting the environment, and creating value for employees and communities,” said Basthony.

SMBR always supports the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through implementing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) based programs in all its operational areas. This is part of Environmental and Social Responsibility (TJSL), in order to realize economic benefits in society. (*)

BATURAJA –  PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) selaku anak usaha PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) menerima kunjungan dari Kapolres OKU Polda Sumsel AKBP Arif Harsono, S.I.K., M.H pada Senin (28/8) di Baturaja, Kabupaten Ogan Komering Ulu, Sumatra Selatan, SMBR.

Kedatangannya dalam rangka melakukan survey sebagai rencana dalam membuat program yang dapat bermanfaat dan memiliki nilai lebih serta membangun masyarakat yang produktif dan mandiri secara ekonomi dengan tujuan memberdayakan masyarakat untuk meningkatkan kesejahteraan, tujuan lainnya yaitu mengurangi kegiatan kebakaran hutan dan lahan (Karhutla) yang sering dilakukan oleh masyarakat pada saat musim kemarau.

Didampingi oleh Vice President of Mining SMBR Muhammad Beni beserta tim. Kapolres OKU Polda Sumsel AKBP Arif Harsono, S.I.K., M.H diajak untuk melihat Program SMBR Economic and Education Bee Farm yang merupakan program pemberdayaan masyarakat dan lingkungan memanfaatkan Habitat Budidaya Lebah Trigona yang ada di lahan bekas tambang SMBR.

Vice President of Mining SMBR Muhammad Beni menjelaskan budidaya ini merupakan hasil replikasi yang dihasilkan dari area reklamasi pasca tambang yang diubah menjadi lahan vegetasi dan ekosistem baru, serta menjadi habitat bagi berbagai fauna yang hidup di sekitar areal tambang SMBR oleh Department of Mining (Beeyond Mining), salah satunya adalah lebah trigona.

Menurut Kapolres OKU Polda Sumsel bahwa program yang tepat dan mudah dilakukan oleh masyarakat salah satunya dengan Budidaya Lebah Trigona. “Dengan adanya budidaya lebah yang dilakukan oleh masyarakat harapannya dapat meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya menjaga lingkungan dengan tidak melakukan Karhutla yang akan mengganggu habitat dari budidaya lebah khususnya di kabupaten OKU,” kata Arif setelah mencicipi madu lebah trigona.

Arif juga menambahkan “SMBR dapat berbagi pengetahuan (sharing knowledge) tentang bagaimana menciptakan lingkungan yang baik untuk budidaya lebah yang sudah berhasil dilakukan di lingkungan SMBR dan dapat dijadikan standard acuan yang dilakukan oleh masyarakat,”.

Sementara itu, Vice President of Mining SMBR Muhammad Beni mengatakan SMBR telah bekerja sama dengan desa binaan Corporate Social Repsonsilibility (CSR) melalui Kelompok Tani Terpadu Desa Laya dan BUMDes Maju Mandiri dalam mengelola budidaya lebah trigona dan pengembangan bisnis madu melalui brand produk Beeyond Honey. (*)