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To navigate the "New Normal" in Indonesia, wherein business activities are expected to operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have begun to formulate back-to-office strategies for its employees and stakeholders. To ensure that operations continue to function while minimizing the risks of exposure to COVID-19 for the employees of member companies, EuroCham organized a Sharing Session on the "Back-to-Office" Protocol on Tuesday (19/5).
The event was designed as a sharing session with representatives from well-known global companies that included Umesh Phadke (the President Director of L'Oreal Indonesia), Dedie Renaldi Manahera (Danone's Head of HR-Business Services), and Hery Haryono (Siemens Indonesia’s Corporate EHS Manager). The speakers explained the strategies and protocols adopted by each company in preparation for the back-to-office. The presentations drew open discussions, suggestions, and experiences from the over 80 participants with the hope that the discussion can help EuroCham member companies formulate an internal protocol that are based on best practices which places the health and safety of the workforce as a top priority.
Our COVID-19 Story: West Java - Challenges, Wins, Collaborations, Opportunities with the Governor of West Java
On Monday, 18 May 2020, EuroCham member companies joined a webinar with the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil. This webinar was organized by BritCham Indonesia as a joint dialogue among international business chambers in Indonesia.
In this opportunity, Ridwan Kamil shared lesson learned from the COVID-19 evaluation, further scenarios for resuming activities, focus of the current regional government, and opportunities where private sectors can help acceleration of the COVID-19 management.
The regional government of West Java is opened for collaboration opportunities through Healthcare Facilities, Testing Capacity, Social Security Net, enhancing Local Supply Chain for COVID-19 products, as well as Research and Technical Assistant.
Ridwan Kamil highlighted that June will be an important period to control the spreading of COVID-19, if want to be optimistic to resume more or less normal activities in West Java by July 2020 with still maintaining certain health protocols.