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Medan, 12 June 2024 – In collaboration with the Medan City Health Office, Asian Agri and the Tanoto Foundation host the second “Medan Sehat Bersama” event at Thamrin Plaza, Medan, North Sumatra. This free health check-up event was conducted for two days, from 12-13 June 2024.

During the two-day event, residents of Medan received free health screenings, including blood pressure checks, blood sugar level tests, tuberculosis (TB) screenings, and antenatal care for pregnant women. Additionally, the Medan City Health Office provided health education on maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle and early prevention of stunting.

Head of the Medan City Health Office, Taufik Ririansyah, stated, “The Medan City Government is currently intensifying health screenings in the community as an early detection effort, especially for TB, which we aim to eliminate, and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and others. Generally, people only seek medical attention when their condition has become severe, due to the habit of visiting the doctor only after severe symptoms appear,” he explained.

Taufik further added that the government is currently conducting direct health screenings within the community to detect and treat diseases more promptly. For example, early detection of TB can prevent its spread. In addition to TB treatment, they are also conducting screenings for pregnant women to prevent stunting in children from an early stage.

Taufik expressed his gratitude for the excellent cooperation from the Tanoto Foundation, Asian Agri, and Thamrin Plaza, saying, “Thank you very much for your support in facilitating this two-day event. We hope that the community can derive the greatest benefit from this initiative. Hopefully, this good collaboration can continue in the future.”

During the event, Regional Lead of Tanoto Foundation North Sumatra, Jeffrey Jeo, emphasized the importance of raising community awareness about the necessity of regular health check-ups and early stunting prevention. “This aligns with one of our program’s focal points, which is to assist the government in reducing stunting. We are pleased that this health screening and education activity can be carried out again for the residents of Medan at Thamrin Plaza. We hope this initiative will be beneficial for the community and reach more participants than previous implementations,” explained Jeffrey.

Furthermore, Manager of Sustainability Operations and CSR at Asian Agri, Putu Grhyate Yonata Aksa, stated, “This is the second time we have organised the Medan Sehat Bersama event in collaboration with the Medan City Health Office and the Tanoto Foundation, held at Thamrin Plaza. The purpose of this two-day event is to help the residents of Medan maintain good health, including adults, pregnant women, and children, to prevent stunting. This aligns with our company’s philosophy, which is that the presence of the company should bring benefits to the community, or ‘good community’ aspect.”

Previously, Asian Agri and the Tanoto Foundation, in collaboration with the Medan City Health Office, held a similar event at Thamrin Plaza for two days in March 2024. During that event, health officials from the Medan City Health Office successfully conducted health screenings for approximately 400 visitors.



About Asian Agri

Asian Agri is one of Indonesia’s leading private national companies, producing crude palm oil (CPO) since 1979. To date, Asian Agri manages 100,000 hectares of palm oil plantations and employs over 20,000 people.

As a pioneer of the Indonesian Government’s Perkebunan Inti Rakyat Transmigrasi (PIR-Trans) programme, Asian Agri has partnered with 30,000 plasma farmers managing 60,000 hectares of palm oil plantations in Riau and Jambi, and collaborates with independent farmers to positively impact their welfare and economic growth.

By implementing a no-burn policy and sustainable plantation management practices, Asian Agri assists partner farmers in enhancing productivity, crop yields, supply chain traceability, and supporting them in obtaining certifications. Asian Agri’s mills employ cutting-edge technology to harness self-generated green energy, aiming to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

All business units under Asian Agri have obtained the ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certification. Currently, Asian Agri’s core plantations in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi provinces, as well as the plasma farmers’ plantations in Riau and Jambi provinces, are 100% RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified. Simultaneously, ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) has been achieved by all plantations owned by Asian Agri and its partner farmers.

Asian Agri’s success as a leading CPO producer has been internationally recognized with ISO 14001 certification for all its operations. The Learning Institute in Pelalawan, Riau, and the nursery center in Kampar, Riau, are also ISO 9001 certified. Additionally, Asian Agri’s research and development center in Tebing Tinggi has been certified by the International Plant-Analytical Exchange at WEPAL laboratory at Wageningen University in the Netherlands for its high standards.


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About Tanoto Foundation

The Tanoto Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation in education, established by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto in 1981, based on the belief that every individual should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. The foundation’s programs are designed on the philosophy that quality education accelerates equal opportunities.

We develop individual potential and improve quality of life through quality education from early childhood to adulthood. The three pillars of the Tanoto Foundation’s commitment are improving the learning environment, developing future leaders, and facilitating medical research.


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