Danone Indonesia receives COVID Management Initiative of the Year in FMCG Awards 2021
As a leading food and beverage company, Danone Indonesia shows its resiliency, adaptability and reliability in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March last year, the company has implemented health protocols at its facilities to ensure the safety of employees and also promptly taken the initiative to educate the public on how they could prevent the spread of the virus.
For this, Danone Indonesia has won the COVID Management Initiative of the Year at the recently concluded FMCG Asia Awards 2021. In its inaugural year, the awards event lauded the region's best fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies that have shown exemplary performance and their most outstanding products and initiatives.
On top of their commitment to their employees, the company recognized the need to transform public’s doubt to trust towards the company and their brands by amplifying their commitment to take part in pandemic relief.
People's health is one of the company’s priorities encapsulated in its vision “One Planet One Health”, a maxim of the company to take an active role in maintaining the health of the people and the environment to save the Earth.
Despite the pandemic, Danone Indonesia engaged the people through its billboard COVID campaign through its strong brand, AQUA whilst Sari Husada continuously disseminated health information as well as ensuring the safety and availability of its products for the public.
Committed to supporting the Indonesian government’s response, relief, and recovery efforts, the company has also distributed a total of USD 3.69 million worth of donations through various stakeholders to acquire medical equipment, protective health gear for health workers.
As of October, they were able to facilitate 92 vaccination hubs across 26 big cities in Indonesia with almost over two million beneficiaries.
Danone Indonesia also realized the crucial need for cooperation and collaboration between the government and private businesses to alleviate the impact of the pandemic. Currently, the company has partnered with telemedicine platforms Halodoc and GoodDoctor as well as the digital on-demand service platforms Gojek and Grab in setting up more vaccination centers in Indonesia.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Danone also led a COVID-19 vaccination drive for 4,000 creative economic actors in Labuan Bajo with the aim of reviving the area as a super priority tourist area.
Danone Indonesia’s engagement in various activities in tackling the health crisis has been acknowledged by the government.
In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Health Day on November 12 last year, the Ministry of Health hailed Danone Indonesia as amongst the best companies considered to have made an active contribution to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. The company is also named as Best Company to Work For in Asia and Most Caring Companies 2021 by HR Awards.
Although the Indonesian government has relaxed its regulations on social and physical interaction limitations as the number of COVID-19 active cases and fatalities slowing, the company continues to hold its initiatives in place, a confirmation of its unrelenting contribution to the people and the planet.