COVID-19 Response

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Solidarity in crisis


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COVID-19 has presented the toughest challenge in a generation to governments, healthcare, and people worldwide. 

We understand that in the midst of this crisis, it is crucial that you have a partner you can count on to continue your operations and help you respond to the unique demands that you may be facing. 

We have undertaken proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff and local communities as we fulfill our commitments to our customers and partners. 

Our leadership team is continuously assessing and appropriately responding to the crisis as it unfolds, and we recognize that we all have an important part as a supplier and a global citizen. Therefore we have adopted a three-pronged approach to tackle this pandemic. For more information, please refer to the news content on the right. 

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Supply Chain Stories


How our three pronged approach is being implemented:

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For Fina Rachmawaty, it takes some effort to get used to the new COVID-19 measures in the plantation. “Every time I leave my house, I will wear a mask,” says Fina, Head Assistant of Audit and Certification in Musim Mas Group, based in PT Musim Mas Sorek, a subsidiary mill and plantation in Riau, Indonesia. “Personal hygiene is always on my mind, and I frequently wash my hands or use a hand sanitizer.”. More....
1 Main Image.jpgContributing to Europe’s Fight Against COVID-19
As the global COVID-19 situation continues to unfold and questions of global supply integrity for essential items persists, Musim Mas’ three oleochemical plants in Europe has delivered record production volumes for the months of March and April. Mr. Frank Breugelmans, the Managing Director of Maschem B.V, Dutch Glycerin Refinery B.V (DGR), and Masphate S.L.U. shares with us how his team are keeping safe yet running at near full capacity. He says, “Since February, we’ve seen up to 65% increase in output. Our people are being stretched, but we are happy to work harder because we know we are contributing to the greater good. More....
20200509_184424.jpgHow Our Colleagues are Celebrating a Different Kind of Ramadan in the Plantation
With just a few days before one the Muslim holy months of Ramadan ends, Bangun Hapsoro, our manager based in our subsidiary, PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar, is having his patience tested this year. More...

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Adapting to the changing business landscape in the pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, the pandemic has called attention to shifting priorities for businesses, consumption patterns, and its ensuing economic challenges. Mr. John Hall, Managing Director of Global Business Oleochemicals, speaks about how he surmounts the challenges in the pandemic. More...

Our work with the local communities in Indonesia


Knowing that this pandemic could be the sternest test we have faced in a generation, find out how we are helping with the local communities and the local governments in Indonesia. 


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20 Mar 2020 - Jakarta, Indonesia - 
PT Musim Mas, together with other food suppliers and manufacturers such as PT Food station, PT Datu Nusantara Agribusiness, PT Asian Agro, signed an agreement with Ministry of Agriculture (Kementerian Pertanian - Kementan). The agreement is one of the Ministry of Agriculture's effort to maintain the availability, supply stability, and price of strategic food commodities in the middle COVID-19, as well as to anticipate the arrival of religious and national holidays (Hari Besar Keagamaan dan Nasional - HBKN). The move aims to benefit residents all over Indonesia. More...
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24 Mar 2020 - West Sumatra, Indonesia - PT Agrowiratama, a subsidiary of Musim Mas handed 20 units of spray equipment to the COVID-19 task force, and were consulted in various measures to help combat the spread of the virus. More...
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26 Mar 2020 - 
Riau, Indonesia - In light of the COVID-19 situation, PT Musim Mas has donated masks and disinfectant sprays for those in need in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia. More...
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26 Mar 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia – A strong Musim Mas contingent formed a COVID-19 Task Force, together with the Sebabi Community Health Center, the Simpang Sebabi Sub-sector Police, Post Commander of Batibung, and Telawang District Government. The Task Force played an important role in the district-level mass disinfection program over the course of five days. Musim Mas also supplied disinfectant and PPE during and following the mass disinfection. More...
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27 Mar 2020 - Riau, Indonesia – Our subsidiary, PT Sinar Agro provided soap hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment (PPE), and disinfectant spraying equipment to the government of the Sikijang District. Together we helped to disinfect several public facilities, such as Police Sector Headquarters, the Sub-District Office, and Nurul Iman Mosque at Bandar Sei Kijang District. More...
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28 Mar 2020 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Collaborating with the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gabungan Asosiasi Pengusaha Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (GAPKI) and Wings Group; PT Musim Mas co-sponsored 50,000 soaps as part of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (KLHK) COVID-19 prevention efforts. Over this two-day period, our company also helped to provide proper hand washing education programs, “Gerakan Bersih Cuci Tangan” to help educate the communities and residents in the sprawling metropolis of Jakarta. More...
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30 Mar 2020 - North Sumatra, Indonesia – PT Musim Mas, together with the government of Deli Serdang supported regency efforts by providing in-kind contributions to support the Regency’s management and prevention of COVID-19 spread. More...
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03 Apr 2020 - Medan, Indonesia - PT Musim Mas participated in containing the COVID-19 outbreak by donating funds amounting to IDR 3 billion (USD 182,000) to the Tzu Chi Foundation. More...
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06 Apr 2020 – Medan, Indonesia – PT Musim Mas would like to thank all the employees for their commitment to keep our operations running despite these difficult times. Their efforts are vital in ensuring that essential items, such as soaps and edible oil, are accessible. As a token of appreciation, Musim Mas gave the employees gift bags of liquid hand soaps, anti-bacterial floor cleaner, and cooking oil. More...
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09 Apr 2020 – North Sumatra, Indonesia – PT Musim Mas are supporting and proactively collaborating with governments and healthcare organizations to tackle this COVID-19. Hand wash stations have been distributed to several locations across North Sumatera, Indonesia. More...
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13 Apr 2020 – Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - As part of PT Musim Mas’ COVID-19 response, we donated a ton of rice to the Unsung Heroes and front liners, such as cleaners, who are still providing services during the unprecedented crisis in Central Kalimantan. More...
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14 Apr 2020 – Central Kalimantan, Indonesia – As part of PT Musim Mas’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to fight against COVID-19, we support the Government by providing hand-washing stations in several locations across Indonesia. We provided several hand wash stations and hand sanitizers in Central Kalimantan. More...
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14 Apr 2020 – Medan, Indonesia – PT Musim Mas donated IDR 50 million to the Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO) in support of the COVID-19 response. The funds will be used to purchase PPE for hospitals in tackling the COVID-19. More...
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14 Apr 2020 – Riau, Indonesia - Nine Villages in three Subdistricts received a package of Cooking Oil and Soap, which is a CSR program of PT Guntung Idamannusa (GIN), a subsidiary of Musim Mas for COVID-19 Handling. This assistance is part of the concern of the company in providing social protection to ease the burden on the people affected by the corona virus outbreak. More...
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15 Apr 2020 – Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Multipersada Gatramegah (PT MPG), a subsidiary of Musim Mas located in North Barito, Central Kalimantan distributed 3 tons of rice and 600 liters of cooking oil to H. Ir. Jainal Abidin, the secretary of the COVID-19 task force. More...
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16 Apr 2020 – Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa (GAP), a subsidiary of Musim Mas joined the fight against COVID-19 in Kota Besi Subdistrict, Kotawaringin Timur Regency, Central Kalimantan. The outreach programs included distributing disinfectant sprayers, building hand washing stations, providing soap, hand sanitizers, milk, and vitamin drinks to the locals. Additionally, PT GAP also distributed over 1,184 packages containing two liter cooking oils and ten soaps to all of its employees working in plantations and palm oil mills. More...
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16 Apr 2020 - South Sumatera, Indonesia - Musim Mas' subsidiary, PT Berkat Sawit Sejati assisted the village Government and the communities around the vicinity of its oil palm plantations. The company distributed hand sanitizers, disinfectants, back pumps for spraying disinfectants, cloth masks, gloves, COVID-19 information banners; as well as cooking oil and soaps donated to the eight villages. More...
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17 Apr 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Unggul Lestari, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, contributed to the prevention of COVID-19 in Kotawaringin Timur Regency by distributing disinfectant sprayers and a supply of disinfectant liquids. More...
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17 Apr 2020 - South Sumatera, Indonesia - PT Berkat Sawit Sejati, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, distributed 2,000 packages of hand soap and cooking oil to the community of Gesing Village, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More...
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18 Apr 2020 - North Sumatera, Indonesia - As a part of our CSR programs to suppress the spread of COVID-19, PT Siringo-ringo, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, assisted the local communities surrounding the company with 500 packages of Musim Mas products containing essential items such as cooking oil and hand soap. More...
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20 Apr 2020 - West Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa (PT LAP) and PT Mentari Pratama (PT MP), subsidiaries of Musim Mas, provided COVID-19 handing assistance in the form of hand-washing stations together with the hand soaps to three sub-districts in West Kalimantan. More...
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20 Apr 2020 - Medan, Indonesia - PT Musim Mas distributed additional assistance to the 1st Military Regional Command/Bukit Barisan (Kodam 1/BB) in a form of cooking oil. The assistances will be distributed by Kodam 1/BB to the underprivileged community affected by COVID-19’s social restrictions. More...
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20 Apr 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Multipersada Gatramegah, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, distributed 750 kg of rice to the North Barito District Police. The assistance was given to welcome the holy month of Ramadan 1441 H and to ease the burden of the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
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21 Apr 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - Musim Mas' subsidiaries in Central Kalimantan region are helping the government and community to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing 13,244 grocery packages and prevention equipment to employees and surrounding village communities. More...
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23 Apr 2020 - Medan, Indonesia - PT Musim Mas continues to give support on COVID-19 handling by giving 5,000 liters of cooking oil, 3,264 bottles of hand-washing soap, and 7,200 pcs of Medicare soap to the Medan governer. We have also installed hand-washing stations that had been placed in the public areas in Medan. More...
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24 Apr 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - As part of COVID-19 handling, PT Unggul Lestari, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, assisted local governments and surround communities by providing hand-wash station facilities to prevent the COVID-19 transmission. More... 
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24 Apr 2020 - Riau, Indonesia - PT Sinar Agro Raya under Musim Mas Group distributed groceries packages which consist of 500 kg Rice, 50 liter Cooking Oil, 50 kg Sugar, 500 pcs Instant Noodle, and 50 boxes of Tea to the Pelalawan Deputy Regent. More...
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25 Apr 2020 - Riau, Indonesia - PT Musim Mas provided COVID-19 assistance in the form of 2.1 tons of cooking oil and 16,800 pcs of soaps to communities in the vicinity of its operational area in four districts of Pelalawan. More...
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29 Apr 2020 - West Sumatra, Indonesia - As a subsidiary of MUsim Mas, PT Agrowiratama continuously showing their support on COVID-19 handling. This time round, PT Agrowiratama distributed groceries to the surround communities. More...
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02 May 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - As a form of helping communities to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, PT Maju Aneka Sawit (MAS), a subsidiary of Musim Mas Group distributed 2,034 packages of groceries containing cooking oil and soap to the communities. More...
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04 May 2020 - Central Kalimantan, Indonesia - PT Unggul Lestari, a subsidiary of Musim Mas, distributed 350 packages of groceries which consist of cooking oil and soap . The packages was distributed to eight villages in Central Kalimantan. More...
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05 May 2020 - Riau, Indonesia - PT Musim Mas handed over groceries assistance in the form of 2 tons of rice, 100 pcs of cooking oil, 50 boxes of instant noodles to the communities through  Pelalawan Regency Social Agency (Dinsos). More...
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09 May 2020 - West Kalimantan, Indonesia - Musim Mas Group through its subsidiaries, PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa and PT Mentari Pratama distributed a total of 3,107 packages which consist of cooking oil and soap to the communities surround its operational areas at three Sub-districts in West Kalimantan. More...