Pertamina declares commitment to zero workplace harassment

Pertamina declares commitment to zero workplace harassment

Pertamina launched the Respectful Workplace Policy online as part of its commitment to zero harassment on August 31, 2021. (ANTARA/HO-Pertamina)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-run oil company PT Pertamina (Persero) has declared its commitment to zero harassment to ensure a work environment that is free from discrimination, violence, and harassment.

"We hope that with this commitment, with the dissemination carried out and the invitations and reminders that we continue to do, there will be no more discrimination, harassment, and violence within Pertamina," Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said in a statement here on Tuesday.

This commitment to eradicate harassment is in line with the aspirations of the global community in implementing environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and realizing sustainable development goals (SDGs) that will ensure the company's sustainability, Widyawati added.

Of the seven SDGs points that are being prioritized by Pertamina, the commitment to zero harassment is related to the fifth goal of SDGs, namely, achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, she said.

Another priority relates to the eighth goal of SDGs, which is to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all, she added.

In addition, zero harassment is also in accordance with the values of AKHLAK (morals), namely harmony, which means there are no discrimination related to ethnicity, religion, age, gender, or position, Widyawati said.

"Zero harassment has become a shared commitment from all levels of Pertamina's executive board," she added.

In addition to regulations to prevent the emergence of acts of discrimination and harassment, Pertamina has also added programs to increase awareness in the prevention and prohibition of discrimination, violence, and harassment, she said.

As for the protection of victims, Pertamina will provide consulting and counseling services as a form of the company's seriousness, she added.

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