Batangtoru, 4 May 2023 – PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR) follows Kartini’s example by celebrating diversity and equality. With a high percentage of female employees until the end of 2022, there are 733 women, or 21.65% of the total manpower working at PTAR and partners. A total of 65 women, or 25.69% of female employees, occupy the management positions. At the highest management level, 2 women are appointed as a commissioner and director.
This was explained by Rahmat Lubis, PTAR General Manager Operations at the PERAN SEPADAN (Perayaan KesetARaan – Serentak Berpacu dalam Kesetaraan dan Keberagaman), at the Tor Sipalpal Sports Hall, Martabe Gold Mine area, Kelurahan Aek Pining, Batangtoru Sub-district, South Tapanuli, Thursday (04 /05).
Rahmat conveyed to the hundreds of PTAR employees and contractors attended the activity, that diversity is the foundation for the company to grow and create value for stakeholders through safe, efficient and responsible business performance.
“This value creation is not only in the economic aspect, but also in the social environment, and biodiversity management,” explained Rahmat.
Furthermore, Rahmat continued, the theme ‘Our Growth is Made Real Through Diversity and Biodiversity’ which was raised in the activity, means that the growth of employees and the company will increasingly be realized with diversity and also a strong connection with biodiversity in line with PTAR programs.
The event which was held in commemoration of Kartini Day was filled with a series of activities, including a personal branding workshop by Kamidia Radisti and Edo Fernando, TV presenters and communication practitioners; GREAT talk with Rahmat Lubis, PTAR General Manager Operations, Sandra Makadada, PTAR Human Capital Senior Manager, and Davina Veronica, actress and environmentalist and animal activist; and enlivened by a musical performance from Citra Scholastica.
According to Sandra Makadada, the spirit of emancipation, equality and courage that RA Kartini fought for has manifested itself in PTAR work environment. However, she continued, this spirit needs to be continuously nurtured and internalized with PTAR’s GREAT values.
She also said that the personal branding workshop delivered by communication practitioners is very useful for employee self-development. According to her, in this workshop employees are invited to recognize themselves and further optimize their potential.
“This is a good series. Employees are invited to identify themselves better to contribute based on their potential, then in the GREAT talk delivered by Davina Veronica, we are invited to use that potential to have a positive impact on environmental preservation,” said Sandra.
Meanwhile, Katarina Siburian Hardono, Corporate Communications Senior Manager of PTAR explained, the high percentage of female employees at PTAR does not necessarily sacrifice the competency standards of the required human resources. Everything still goes through the selection process in accordance with the applicable procedures.
In addition to implementing a gender diversity policy in the recruitment process, PTAR also has a policy of 4 months full paid maternity leave for female employees and 2 weeks full paid leave for male employees whose wives give birth. PTAR also implements the Anti-Harassment Policy, the Lactation Policy, and the Code of Practice on Managing Work Restrictions In Relation to Pregnancy.
“The Anti-Harassment Policy is an effort to eliminate acts of discrimination, intimidation, threats and harassment in the workplace. Every year, we hold various training related to diversity and gender equality for male and female employees as a form of PTAR’s commitment,” said Katarina.