PGN among top 10 award recipients for upholding human rights

PGN among top 10 award recipients for upholding human rights

State gas firm PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGN) secures a spot in the top five for upholding human rights. (Antara Lampung/HO)

The admission of PGN in the rating study in the field of human rights makes it the only state-owned company to ensure a spot in the top five.
Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA) - State gas firm PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGN) ranked among the top five companies bestowed awards by the Brussels-based Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST) to acknowledge their best human rights performance.

"PGN's admission in the rating study in the field of human rights makes it the only state-owned company to ensure a spot in the top five," PGN Corporate Secretary Rachmat Hutama noted in a statement released on Wednesday.

As part of the efforts to rate Indonesian companies' understanding of their responsibilities to uphold human rights, FIHRRST had completed its study to assign its rating for 100 publicly listed companies in respecting human rights, he explained.

Based on the result of the study, PGN secured a spot in the top five for consistently upholding the principles of respecting human rights in running its business, he remarked.

PGN Director of Human Resources and General Affairs Desima E. Siahaan represented the company to receive the award from FIHRRST.

"Among the 100 publicly listed companies, top 10 firms, including PGN, were selected to receive the award for consistent adherence to the principles of respecting human rights in running their businesses. We are proud (of it) and will always commit ourselves to upholding human rights in running the company's business," he remarked.

A total of 615 publicly listed companies recorded in the Indes 100 Kompas at the Indonesia Stock Exchange took part in the contest held from February to July 2018. Nearly 100 of the 615 publicly listed companies are viewed as having large liquidity and market capitalization.

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