PALEMBANG – PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) received a visit from PT Sucofindo, a BUMN subsidiary engaged in certification, inspection, supervision, testing and assessment services in Indonesia.

The arrival of PT Sucofindo, led by Main Director Jobi Triananda Hasjim, was welcomed by SMBR Main Director Suherman Yahya on Friday (16/2) at the SMBR Head Office, Palembang City, South Sumatra.

This meeting was also attended by SMBR Directors, namely Director (Finance & HR Function) Rahmat Hidayat, Operations Director Muhammad Syafitri and accompanied by the Vice President and staff.

SMBR Main Director, Suherman Yahya, welcomed this visit and hoped that it could strengthen good and sustainable cooperation between SMBR and Sucofindo.

“SMBR’s synergy with Sucofindo has been established for a long time. We hope that this synergy will have a sustainable positive impact for both parties. Through the services provided by Sucofindo, this collaboration helps us achieve national to international standards in order to increase consumer confidence in SMBR products , because we continue to prioritize and improve quality, quality and environmental preservation,” said Suherman.

Meanwhile, the Main Director of PT Sucofindo, Jobi Triananda Hasjim, said that apart from being a friendly visit, this visit also discussed various aspects related to inspection, certification and maintaining the quality of SMBR products.

“Our arrival at SMBR is to build sustainable collaboration and strong synergy between Sucofindo and SMBR. We have issued many services in the field of certification, including SNI/ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, Occupational Safety and Health Management System (SMK3) based on PP Number 50 of 2012 and currently in the certification process, namely SNI/ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System,” said Jobi, former Main Director of SMBR.

He explained that this is Sucofindo’s commitment to continue to support industry in Indonesia with the best inspection and certification services that Sucofindo provides, as well as collaborating in developing technology and innovation to increase the competitiveness of Indonesian products in the global market. (*)

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), a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) is holding a K3 Seminar and K3 Refresher in 2024 with the title “BPJS Employment Socialization Program & Mining Safety and Environmental Management in Efforts to Prevent Mining Accidents” . This event was held to support National Occupational Safety and Health (K3) Month 2024.

This seminar invited Armaya Sentanu Pasek as Head of the Engineering and Mineral and Coal Revenue Division of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) and Fiterman Aris as Head of the Corporate and Institutional Division of BPJS Employment Palembang Branch as resource persons.

The activity which took place at the Wisma Ganesha Hall, Baturaja, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency, South Sumatra on Tuesday (30/1), was attended by SMBR employees, subsidiaries and vendors and was attended by SMBR Operations Director Muhammad Syafitri.

In his speech, Muhammad Syafitri, Director of Operations at SMBR, emphasized that the K3 Month commemoration has good benefits for workers and companies. According to him, the implementation of this K3 Seminar is expected to be able to motivate workers to comply with the K3 regulations that have been set by the company.

“We are committed to preventing fatalities in the work environment, and identifying the source of the risk of these accidents. “Therefore, it is very important for all of us to reduce the risk of work accidents by complying with the established rules and procedures,” he said.

This was followed by socialization of the BPJS employment program delivered by Fiterman Aris. According to him, social protection in the workplace is the right of every worker. Through the BPJS Employment program, he said we are committed to providing comprehensive protection and real benefits for workers.

“Work safely and comfortably but still prioritize employment guarantees so that all workers are protected from the risk of work accidents,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the next session Armaya Sentanu Pasek explained that safety is the main priority in the mining environment. Efforts to prevent accidents and protect workers’ health are a shared commitment to creating a safe work environment.

“Safe and comfortable work is our common dream, but prioritize safety at work, especially mining workers who are at greater risk of accidents than other areas,” said Armaya. (*)

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.(*)

BATURAJA – On the momentum of National Occupational Safety and Health (K3) Month 2024, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR), a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG), held a Safety Observation Tour (SOT) at the Baturaja Factory, Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency, South Sumatra, on Monday (22/1).

This activity was attended by employees, including SMBR Directors who also participated, including Main Director Suherman Yahya, Operations Director Muhammad Syafitri, and Director (Finance & HR Function) Rahmat Hidayat.

SMBR Main Director, Suherman Yahya, explained that the aim of this SOT activity was to invite participants to actively identify potential risks and provide recommendations for improvements to improve safety conditions in the work environment. The results of this identification will later be uploaded via the SHE SIG application for K3 reporting.

Suherman Yahya emphasized that the effectiveness of company programs cannot be achieved without direct supervision in the field. Therefore, it is necessary to increase observation of potentially dangerous actions and conditions.

“Occupational Safety and Health is a top priority for SMBR. “Through this SOT activity, we want to ensure that K3 awareness is not only limited to formal policy, but also becomes a culture implemented by every individual in the company,” said Suherman.

SMBR Operations Director, Muhammad Syafitri added that this SOT is not just a routine activity, but is also a real form of SMBR to continue to improve the quality of the work environment for the sake of company operations. By involving all related parties, it is hoped that a safe, healthy and productive work environment can be created.

“Of course, the ultimate goal of this SOT is that all operational activities in the company run smoothly and safely and avoid work accidents,” he explained. (*)

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.” (*)

PALEMBANG – PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) is again holding National Occupational Safety and Health (K3) Month. National K3 Month is celebrated every year, starting from January 12 to February 12, with the main aim of increasing awareness and compliance with K3 norms in the work environment.

The theme for this year’s National K3 Month is “Cultivate K3, Healthy and Safe Work to Maintain Business Sustainability.” Just like the previous year, the implementation of National K3 Month began with a roll call which was held simultaneously at 3 SMBR site locations, namely Palembang, Panjang and Baturaja on Wednesday (17/1) which was attended by all SMBR employees at each site.

Apart from Apple, SMBR also holds various K3 activities including Watching Together (Nobar) Opening of National K3 Month by SIG, Work Space Competition with the Best Safety Equipment, K3 Webinar, Blood Donation Activity, Safety Contact/Safety Pause Video Competition, Catch The Safety Moment Competition , K3 Poster Competition, 1st Rank Competition, 30 Day’s Lose Weight Challenge Competition.

Not only that, SMBR expressed its appreciation to the 6 Fire Department personnel who have been dedicated to helping maintain safety and security in extinguishing fires in the company environment and surrounding community areas.

SMBR Operations Director, Muhammad Syafitri, in his opening speech at the National K3 Month Ceremony in Baturaja, said that implementing K3 is a shared responsibility, requiring the active role of all parties.

“Don’t let fatal incidents or work accidents, no matter how small, happen. Conduct Safety Talks every day to remind workers about risks and dangers in the work area. With efforts like these, everyone becomes aware of the importance of Occupational Safety and Health (K3) in the work environment. Remember, K3 is our shared responsibility!,” he said.

Apart from that, the Main Director of SMBR, Suherman Yahya, added that the commemoration of K3 month is a momentum to remind the importance of K3, in order to create a workplace that is safe, efficient and productive.

“We invite and encourage all Semen Baturaja employees to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (SMK3) consistently and must follow it together, in order to realize increased work productivity,” he said. (*)

PALEMBANG – Continuing to prioritize the green industry, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) has succeeded in obtaining an Indonesian Green Label certificate with a Gold Predicate from the Indonesian Green Product Council (GPCI).

Green Label Indonesia is a green and environmentally friendly product certification officially issued by GCPI. This certification is expected to reduce the negative environmental impacts caused by a product.

SMBR products succeeded in getting the Gold title by obtaining more than 85 percent of the assessment criteria determined by GPCI. This certificate was achieved by two SMBR products, namely Portland Composite Cement (PCC) for Packaging and Ezpro for Bulk Cement PCC.

SMBR Vice President of Corporate Secretary, Basthony Santri said that the Indonesian Green Label Certificate is a manifestation of SMBR’s commitment to always present quality and environmentally friendly cement products to support development in Indonesia which is in line with the company’s vision. By achieving this certificate, cement produced by SMBR is considered an environmentally friendly product.

“This Green Label Certificate is SMBR’s advantage in improving the reputation of a company that is responsible for providing environmentally friendly products and sustainable solutions for customers,” he said.

Based on the assessment criteria, SMBR is considered good in monitoring product quality and waste management which has been carried out consistently and is also proven to have good facilities for production processes, product testing, waste management and emissions monitoring.

This Green Label certificate is part of SMBR’s strategy to realize sustainable principles or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which have become SMBR’s commitment to preserving the environment. (*)

BATURAJA – Marking the end of 2023, a number of achievements and awards have been achieved as a result of the company’s positive performance. As an expression of gratitude, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) held a ceremonial event for the final cement delivery in 2023 and the first cement delivery in 2024 with the theme “Together For Better”. This event was held at the Wisma Ganesha Baturaja Factory Hall, Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra on (31/12).

The event was attended by the entire SMBR Board of Directors, including Main Director Suherman Yahya, Operations Director Muhammad Syafitri and Director (Finance & HR Function) Rahmat Hidayat and attended by all SMBR employees at the Baturaja site.

This activity was carried out as a form of year-end performance achievement and a reflection of operational performance throughout 2023.

In his speech, the Main Director of SMBR, Suherman Yahya expressed his pride in the extraordinary achievements during 2023. “This achievement cannot be separated from the cooperation and solidarity of all SMBR people who have made the best contribution to the company. “In 2024, we will continue to improve our performance, improve business processes and preserve the environment by adhering to sustainable business processes,” he said.

Apart from these activities, SMBR also organizes One Day Sport which aims to improve the health and fitness of employees to adopt healthy living through sport. This event is held at the SMBR Sport Center in Baturaja.

Not only that, SMBR also held an event for reading the holy verses of the Koran, Tausiyah, and Joint Prayer as an expression of gratitude for this year’s achievements and prayers and hopes for the year to come.

He added that all SMBR personnel are expected to continue to be enthusiastic to face challenges in 2024 and improve performance in all business processes. “Let’s increase synergy and collaboration to better achieve common goals in the future,” Together For Better,” concluded Suherman. (*)

JAKARTA – At the end of 2023, PT Semen Baturaja Tbk (SMBR) as a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) succeeded in winning the Green Rating Company Performance Rating Program in Environmental Management (PROPER) award again from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Republic of Indonesia.

This PROPER award was received directly by the Main Director of SMBR Suherman Yahya at the Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta on (20/12) at the PROPER Environmental Award and Regional Environmental Management Performance event.

The Green PROPER award is given to companies that have carried out environmental management through implementing an environmental management system, utilizing resources efficiently and carrying out social responsibilities well.

Suherman Yahya assesses that this success proves SMBR’s commitment to the sustainable business practices that have been implemented. In line with the company’s vision to become the leading Green Cement Based Building Material Company in Indonesia and supports the implementation of the Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principles implemented by the company.

“SMBR’s achievement of obtaining Green PROPER is proof that the company has exceeded the requirements (beyond compliance) which include implementing an environmental management system, energy efficiency efforts, emission reduction efforts, efficient use of resources through 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recovery) efforts,” as well as management of B3 and non-B3 waste,” said Suherman.

The manifestation of this commitment is the success of SMBR through the continuous innovation programs that have been implemented, including the Energy Efficiency Program through the energy efficiency program for the cement grinding process with the addition of Cement Grinding Aid (CGA) to reduce the slag index. This innovation succeeded in reducing energy by 222,630.67 GJ.

Furthermore, the Emission Reduction Program succeeded in reducing emissions by 20,441.60 tons of CO2 eq through the CGA addition program in the cement milling process. Lastly, the Water Efficiency Program through the backwash water utilization program, this innovation was able to reduce the burden of water pollution by 36,394.5 m3.

Suherman expressed his pride to all SMBR people. “Thank you for the hard work of all SMBR people who have supported and provided their best contribution. “This award is a motivation for companies to continue to improve their practices and commitment to the environment in an effort to support sustainable development goals,” he said. (*)