– KT&G supporting earthquake relief efforts in West Java, Indonesia with product donations worth Rp 300 million to the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB)
– KT&G has been providing active support for local crises such as earthquake and COVID-19
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KT&G, a global company headquartered in South Korea has donated RP 300 million worth of disaster relief supplies to support the communities impacted by the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in West Java, Indonesia.
PT KT&G Indonesia, which is operating its business in Jakarta, delivered 100 sets of relief supplies to the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) and held the handover ceremony at the Cianjur Regency Office on December 2. The ceremony was attended by Yun Sig Jeong, President of PT KT&G Indonesia, Budi Rahayu Toyib, Director of Economy and Development of Cianjur District and other related officials.
The supplies, containing tents, blankets, bottled water, and other daily necessities needed in the aftermath of a disaster, will be delivered to the residents in Cianjur District through BNPB.
KT&G operates a sales corporation (PT KT&G Indonesia) and a manufacturing corporation (PT Trisakti Purwosari Makmur) in Jakarta and Malang, respectively. KT&G also has 36 sales branch offices throughout Indonesia and is actively engaging in businesses in Indonesia. The company has reached out with relief whenever a crisis has occurred in the local community over the past few years. In fact, KT&G promptly provided the relief fund when the earthquake hit Sulawesi in 2018. Moreover, as COVID-19 rapidly spread in Indonesia in 2020 and the medical equipment was in short supply, KT&G secured COVID-19 diagnostic kits from South Korea and delivered them to Indonesia. Last year, the company supplied medical oxygen generators and KF94 facial masks to medical clinics in Indonesia.
Yun Sig Jeong, President of PT KT&G Indonesia, said “We hope that this relief effort will be of some help to the people of Indonesia, who have maintained a friendly relationship with Korea for a long time.” He added “we will continue to carry out our activities of social contributions as a member of the Indonesian community.”
KT&G is a global tobacco company that exports to over 120 countries. In 2011, the company acquired Trisakti, the sixth-largest tobacco company in Indonesia, and officially entered the Indonesian market. Since 2016, KT&G has taken the lead in creating local jobs in Indonesia. Last year alone, KT&G hired around 1,600 employees in Indonesia.
KT&G, a global company headquartered in South Korea has donated RP 300 million worth of disaster relief supplies to support the communities impacted by the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in West Java, Indonesia. The picture is taken at the donation handover ceremony held on December 2, attended by Yun Sig Jeong, President of PT KT&G Indonesia(second from the left), and other related officials from BNPB and Cianjur Regency Office