Commemorating World Health Day 2021 with ACE
World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7 to raise awareness of global health problems as well as to commemorate the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for World Health Day 2021 is 'Building a Fairer, Healthier World'.
This year has highlighted how some people can have better access to health services and live healthier lives than others. It is due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work, and age. Therefore, World Health Day 2021 is urging leaders to ensure working and living conditions that are conducive to good health for everyone.
In line with World Health Day, ACE Indonesia is committed to providing health facilities and safe working conditions for the good health of its employees, especially amidst this pandemic era.
From 2020 to the present day, ACE Indonesia has been enforcing health care policies and facilities for its employees and customers, including but not limited to:
A. Implementing Health & Hygiene Standards in ACE Stores
To provide a safe environment for both the staff and employees, ACE implements health and hygiene standards in all its stores, complying with the government regulations.
- Temperature-screening before a customer enters the store
- Requiring all customers to wear a mask throughout their stay in the store
- Requiring all ACE employees to wear a mask, face shield, and gloves
- Imposing restrictions and queues within the store
- Limiting visitor numbers and ensuring physical distance at the queue line in the store
- Providing hand sanitizers at multiple points in the store
- Frequently sterilizing products, trolleys, EDC machines, and all high-contact areas in the store
- Recommending cashless payment methods to the customers
B. Covid-19 Crisis Management Plan at Head Office
To prevent the spread of coronavirus in the office area, ACE has established a number of facilities, including:
- Providing three portable hand-washing stations in high-traffic areas in Kawan Lama Head Office building
- Building a disinfectant chamber or disinfection room. Each guest or employee is required to walk through the chamber before entering the office building.
- Providing air purifiers in the workspace
- Regularly doing a fogging in all areas of the office building
- Provide hand sanitizer at various points
- Providing hand sanitizers at high-contact areas in the office, such as lift door or entrance
- Installing a touchless face-recognition technology to record attendance
The company also distributes masks to employees, facilitates rapid tests and swab tests, assisting the employees who tested positive for Covid-19 to get hospitalized, as well as providing medicines and vitamins. A set of policies are also implemented to ensure daily operational activities are carried out safely in compliance with the most current health standards, including:
- WFH / Working from Home policy
- Restricting visitors in the office
- Enforcing physical distancing in the cafeteria and workspace
- Requiring each employee to wear a mask and go through temperature-screening before entering the office building
ACE's Contribution to Indonesia’s Public Health Care
ACE has been consistent in carrying out various CSR activities in the public healthcare sector. ACE’s goal is to help create a better healthcare system that is available and accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, or race.
Throughout 2018-2019, ACE collaborated with the Indonesian Red Cross Society (PMI) to hold national blood donor events to achieve the target of 20,000 blood bags. Not only that, ACE, through the Kawan Lama Foundation, also provided a mobile blood donation vehicle for PMI.
In 2020, with the pandemic hitting the country, ACE focused on helping the government and health workers to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In the early stages, ACE donated a variety of medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the 10 cities most affected by Covid-19.
In the next phase, ACE made donations to 25 cities, coinciding with ACE's 25th anniversary. Medical devices and PPE will be donated continuously in 2021.
The total PPE ACE donated from January to March 2021 reached 21,500 hazmats, 8,150 latex gloves, 218 face shields, 342 infrared thermometers, and 174 protective goggles.
This month (April 2021) ACE will again make hazmat donations to 50 cities all over Indonesia. The recipients of these hazmat donations include the local government, community health centers, Covid-19 funeral officers, and the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD).