Building Human Capital
We recognize that education is the key factor in building human capital. The Company’s support in this area is exercised by means of creating opportunities for formal and informal education for the public, promoting research and development and by building the capabilities of teachers.
Through Nutrition Improvement
Human capital building can also be conducted the community’s nutrition improvement. Indofood supports government programs to achieve the MDG's target of point 4 and 5 : Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health. Indofood took the initiative to play an active role through strategic partnerships with parties including the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Presidential Special Envoy on MDGs as well as several world organizations such as the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), DSM and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Indofood Sukses Makmur’s Scholarship (BISMA)
Every year, Indofood provides scholarships for its employees’ children with outstanding achievements. Overall, more than 15,000 children of employees have received these scholarships, which were granted to elementary school students up to university students. In collaboration with Karya Salemba Empat Foundation, Indofood also provides scholarships for outstanding students with limited financial means at 11 reputable state universities in Indonesia.
Indofood Riset Nugraha ("IRN")
Initiated in 1998, IRN is a program providing financial support for research activities, mainly in relation to food quality improvement as well as food diversification, to support national food security. Evaluation processes are conducted by a board of experts consisting of eight prominent experts in technology and food industries.
Education Facility Assistance Program
In its support for programs to improve literacy rates and provide facilities for reading, Indofood through its subsidiary PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk (SIMP), has built BUNGA (Books for Children of the Nation) Reading Center facility. It provides books that support academic curricula for children, while creating spaces for them to browse and read. Indofood’s other subsidiary, PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk (Lonsum), also provide assistance to nine public schools located within Lonsum’s plantation estates.
SUN Mobile Clinic
Indofood through its subsidiary, PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk (ICBP), strives to provide education in nutritional improvement for the public. Through its Mobil Unit Layanan Gizi Ibu dan Balita SUN (SUN - Nutrition for Mothers and Toddlers Mobile Service) Indofood provides healthcare services, consultation and nutritional education for the community. Mobile units are equipped with Ultrasonography equipments to monitor the growth of a fetus during pregnancy.
“Smart House” Development
In collaboration with Solidarity of Wives of the United Indonesia Cabinet (SIKIB), Indofood build facilities and formulate innovative non-formal education that is designed for children and adults. Indofood built 20 units of fully-equipped and integrated Rumah Pintar or “Smart Houses” in nearly all plantation business units across Indonesia.
Laser Beam Project (LBP)
Together with United Nations World Food Programme, Indofood carried out nutrition intervention program for 10,000 malnourished children in prone to malnutrition area of eastern Indonesia, which are Soe and South Central Timor regencies, East Nusa Tenggara. The nutrition intervention was conducted in the form of a weaning program for infants for a year through 340 integrated health posts (Posyandu) across 14 districts.
Pencerah Nusantara Program
Indofood strongly supports the initiatives undertaken by the Office of the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on the MDGs through the Pencerah Nusantara program or ‘Archipelago Enlighteners’ program launched in 2012. The program is an enhancement of community health center-based health services that sends doctors and other medical personnel to assist medical workers at community health centers.