13 June 2019
Tereos FKS Indonesia is proud to announce its new milestone on receiving ISO 45001 certification, after an intense audit performed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). This accomplishment was achieved by the hard work of Tereos FKS Indonesia team.
The audit itself was conducted for 5 days, from the 22nd to the 26th of April 2019. During the intense auditing process, LRQA checked on plant sites and all procedures regarding health & safety matters. This certification will enforce a more systematic process and assessment.
There are commitments done by Tereos FKS Indonesia team to obtain this certification. In recent months prior to the audit, some improvements were being implemented. Improvements cover permits to work, HIRARC (Hazard Identification Risk Assessment and Risk Control), and management of change. Implementation of the work permit was an ongoing program, but improvements were made to make sure its efficiency. Improvements in some process safety management and training were made to ensure totality.
“This certification and the process of obtaining it has increased safety awareness to all workers and contractors, while it consecutively increases and maintains our customers’ trust, and good company image,” said Prio Utomo, Plant HR & SHE Manager, Tereos FKS Indonesia. This certification has certainly set a new bar for Tereos FKS Indonesia for its continuous improvements, especially on safety.
Tereos FKS has just hosted a media discussion with the topic on; Role of Corn in Indonesia’s Economic: Challenges and Opportunities. We invited Mr. Bustanul Arifin as the external speaker for this event. Overall, the event was a great opportunity to share Tereos’ insight on the matter. Most of the articles published also have a positive tone with some small neutral.
Food industry today changes very rapidly, marked by the emergence of new products and trends. In response to that, the Director of Tereos Starch & Sweeteners Indonesia (TSSI), Laurent Lambert, decides to increase the company’s production capacity and diversifies its products. He also emphasizes the importance of empowering his team of 600 employees, which also consists of millennials.
In July, the corn processing joint venture company between Tereos Group and FKS Group invested US$100million to increase its production capacity. The Company is targeting a 30% increase in production capacity by the end of this year, from 1,000 metric tons per day to 1,300 metric tons per day.