Friday, November 11, 2011
Putera Sampoerna Foundation Clarification
Jakarta, November 9, 2011
Dear Andreas Harsono,
In regards to the article in your blog: http://andreasharsono.blogspot.com dated September 9, 2011 entitled “Public health suffers as Indonesia ignores calls for tobacco reform” that stated: “The Putera Sampoerna Foundation is also into journalism, with its Adiwarta Sampoerna Award for reporters covering legal, arts, business and environmental matters.” (paragraph 24)
Putera Sampoerna Foundation wishes to clarify that neither Putera Sampoerna Foundation nor any of its brands has been an initiator, committee, sponsor or hold any interest in Anugerah Adiwarta Sampoerna. To the best of our knowledge, Anugerah Adiwarta Sampoerna is initiated and organized by PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation is the first social business Institution in Indonesia with the vision to create high caliber future leaders and entrepreneurs for Indonesia to face the challenges of global participation. The four main pillars of the Putera Sampoerna Foundation are quality education in Indonesia, the development of job creation through entrepreneurship programs, empowerment of our women, and the distribution of aid and relief programs for disaster recovery.
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation is an independent institution and not related to PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. The Putera Sampoerna Foundation is the first non-profit organization to receive the ISO 9001:2008 certificate of quality management systems, which are of international standard. Applying the principles of openness and accountability in all its activities, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation has been trusted by more than 250 corporations, organizations and associations to carry out programs of social responsibility (CSR). The Putera Sampoerna Foundation is periodically audited by an independent international auditor and its report is published in the Putera Sampoerna Foundation's annual report. For more information, visit: www.sampoernafoundation.org
With this clarification, we hope that you would set the record straight and provide accurate information to your readers.
Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.
Head of Communications