Labor Practices

Indofood strives to comply with the prevailing labor laws and regulations in Indonesia related to labor practices.

Freedom of Association
All Indofood employees have the right of freedom of association to participate in any labor unions of their choice. We regularly engage the workers’ unions in open dialogues and collective bargaining to establish Collective Labor Agreements. A separate labor grievance mechanism through the management channel is also available to all Employees.

Equal Opportunities
Indofood respects diversity and equal opportunities at the workplace. We offer equal and fair career development opportunities to all employees regardless of race, religion, gender or any other individual characteristic. Employee recruitment and performance evaluation are also solely based on skills, experience and capabilities.

No Child and Forced Labor
We comply with the labor laws and regulations, and do not engage in child labor or forced labor. Indofood’s hiring policy prohibits the hiring of employees below the legal employment age of 18.

Employee Welfare
We provide remuneration in accordance with the prevailing national and local regulations. All employees enjoy healthcare services and benefits, including medical clinics in most operating units, annual medical checkup and nursery rooms. Female employees are given three months of paid maternity leave. We also provide opportunities to our employees to go on extended leaves for religious pilgrimages, such as allowing Muslim employees to complete their Hajj. Children of employees can also apply for company scholarships that can potentially sponsor their entire education from elementary school to university.

Work and Estate Living
Under its Work and Estate Living Program, our Agribusiness Group provides a range of free services and facilities for its employees and dependents living on its estates. These include medical services, day care for young children, education, sport facilities, worship facilities and common amenities like sanitation, clean water, waste collection and electricity. The medical services are attended by qualified doctors and medical professionals. Schools are built on-site within the estates. Where a child is attending a school outside the estate, free transportation is provided.