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Tetap Bahagia Ketika Pensiun Tiba
05
INTERNAL MAGAZINE
PT VALE INDONESIA Tbk
SEPTEMBER 2013
Halo
Vale
Mereka yang Menjaga Area Domestik
Dari Community
Vale untuk Para
Fitness
ValePensiunan
Indonesia
Jogging
Bebas Cedera
Disiplin Ketika Muda,
Tua Menikmatinya
Pesawat Baru di Bandara Sorowako
Menciptakan Lingkungan Sehat
Tetap Bahagia
Ketika Pensiun Tiba
DA R I K AMI
FROM US
Pembaca yang budiman,
Dear readers,
Seperti apa Anda nanti ketika sudah pensiun adalah apa yang
Anda siapkan hari ini. Apakah Anda mau berleha-leha saja
menikmati masa tua? Tetap berkarya memanfaatkan keahlian
Anda? Dan, terpenting, masih sehat dan makmurkah Anda di masa
tua itu?
What you will look like in retirement depends on how you prepare
today. Will you relax and enjoy yourself when you are a retiree?
Will you continue to be productive and maintain your skills? Most
importantly, will you still be healthy and prosperous in old age?
Bagi sebagian orang, pensiun adalah masa depan yang
menggentarkan, tapi tidak bagi yang lain. Namun, siap tidak siap,
kita semua akan menjadi tua. Laporan utama Halo Vale edisi ini
memberi Anda sejumlah informasi penting seputar kesiapan
menjelang pensiun. Bukan saja secara mental, tapi juga finansial.
Soal kesiapan itu, ada kata-kata yang menarik dari Charles de
Saint-Evremond (1613-1703), seorang tentara Perancis, esais,
dan sastrawan. “Ketika Anda pensiun, berpikir dan bertindaklah
seolah-olah Anda masih bekerja. Ketika Anda masih bekerja,
berpikir dan bertindaklah seolah-olah Anda akan pensiun.”
Redaksi berharap, ketika pensiun nanti Anda dapat merasakan
seperti yang dirasakan Hartman Jule, seorang pengarang. “Pensiun
telah menjadi penemuan keindahan bagi saya. Sebelumnya, saya
tidak pernah punya waktu untuk memandang kecantikan cucucucu saya, istri saya, atau keindahan pohon di depan rumah saya.
Dan, keindahan waktu itu sendiri,” kata dia.
Seperti biasa, kami turunkan pula artikel-artikel lain. Patut kita
simak program cost saving yang dicanangkan perusahaan sebagai
dampak dari merosotnya harga nikel.
Kami berharap di tengah situasi krisis seperti sekarang ini,
semangat memberikan yang terbaik tetap kita pertahankan.
Termasuk menjaga kesehatan dan keselamatan kerja.
For some people, retirement is daunting, but for others it is not.
Nevertheless, ready or not, we are all getting older. The main report
of this edition of Halo Vale contains some important information
on preparing for retirement not only psychologically but financially.
With regards to preparation, there is something worth noting in the
wise words a French soldier, essayist and literary critique Charles
de Saint-Evremond (1613-1703): “When you retire, think and act as
if you were working. When you are working, think and act as if you
will soon retired.”
We hope that when the day comes for you to retire, you will feel like
Hartman Jule. “I made a beautiful discovery in retirement. Before, I
didn’t have time to see the beauty of my grandchildren, my wife, or
the trees growing in front of my house. Beauty is time itself,” he said.
As usual, we have other articles as well. It is worth reading about
the cost saving program introduced by the company as a result of
declining nickel prices.
We hope that being in the midst of the current crisis will not stop
us from maintaining the spirit of giving our best, including where
health and work safety is concerned.
Happy reading
Editor
Selamat membaca.
Redaksi
Pelindung/Patron: Board of Directors PT Vale Indonesia Tbk, Penasihat/Advisor: Basrie Kamba (Director of External Relations & Corporate Affairs),
Penanggung jawab/Chief Editor: Teuku Mufizar Mahmud (General Manager Communications), Redaksi/Editors: Sihanto B. Bela, Rohman Hidayat
Yuliawan, Nala Dipa Alamsyah, Nuki Adiati, Maman Ashari, Eko Rusdianto, Fotografer/Photographer: Doni Setiadi, Desain & Tata Letak/Design &
Layout: Sandy Pauling, Alamat Redaksi/Address: Jl. Ternate No. 44 Sorowako, Kabupaten Luwu Timur, Sulawesi Selatan, Telp. 021-5249628 Fax. 0215289587.
Redaksi Halo Vale menerima sumbangan naskah dari pembaca. Naskah ditulis dengan bahasa yang mudah dimengerti dan populer. Panjang naskah
maksimal satu setengah halaman kuarto, spasi satu setengah. Sertakan foto atau ilustrasi baik gambar maupun grafik jika diperlukan. Saran dan
naskah dikirimkan ke alamat email editor: [email protected] dan [email protected]
Readers are welcome to contribute articles for publication in Halo Vale. Articles should be written in prose that is easy to understand, with a line-space
of 1.5 and a maximum length of 1.5 A4 pages. Include photos or illustrations, drawings or graphs, if necessary. Please send suggestions and articles to
the editor at [email protected] and [email protected]
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DAFTAR ISI / TABL E O F CONTENT
Cover
Usia senja dan pensiun bisa
menjadi momok bagi seorang
pekerja. Persiapan dan rencana
matang adalah jurus menghindari
nestapa masa tua itu.
Growing old and becoming
a retiree can be daunting for
employees. Good preparation and
planning will prevent sorrow in
old age.
SURAT PEMBACA READERS’ LETTERS
LAPORAN UTAMA I COVER STORY
Tetap Bahagia Ketika Pensiun Tiba
Staying Happy in Retirement
Persiapan yang Perlu Dilakukan Preparation Needs to be Done
Buka Wawasan Lewat Pelatihan Open Insights Through Training
Dari Vale untuk Para Pensiunan From Vale for Pensioners
Disiplin Ketika Muda, Tua
Menikmatinya Having Discipline When Young,
Reaping the Benefits When Old
Kami Sudah Memulainya,
Sekarang! We Are the Preppers! 04
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14
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27
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KINERJA I PERFORMANCE
Pesawat Baru di Bandara Sorowako 34
New Airplanes at Sorowako Airport
35
Situs Baru PT Vale Telah Rilis 36
PT Vale’s New Website Launched
37
Modifikasi VSD ala Tim Electric
Shop, Plant Maintenance, dan MSE 38
VSD Modification a la Team Electric
Shop, Plant Maintenance and MSE
40
INTERAKSI I INTERACTION
Town Hall Meeting: Ide Penghematan
untuk Hadapi Pasar Labil 42
Town Hall Meeting Cost Saving Ideas in
Times of Market Instability
44
Perwakilan Mitsui Kunjungi PT Vale 46
Mitsui Representatives Visit PT Vale
48
Tabloid Verbeek, Bacaan Baru
Masyarakat Lutim 50
Verbeek Tabloid, New Reading for Luwu
Timur People
51
Sekolah Baru di Tahun Ajaran Baru 52
New School for a New Academic Year 53
ATMOSFER I ATMOSPHERE
Menciptakan Lingkungan Sehat Creating a Healthy Environment
54
56
PROFIL I PROFILE
Mereka yang Menjaga Area
Domestik Stories of the Domestic Wardens
58
60
KOMUNITAS I COMMUNITIES
Fitness Community Vale Indonesia:
Otot Kuat, Jiwa Sehat 62
Vale Indonesia Fitness Community:
Strengthening the Body, Invigorating
the Soul64
SEHAT SELAMAT I SAFE AND HEALTHY
Jogging Bebas Cedera 66
Injury-free Jogging
68
KUIS I Quiz
ZOOM IN
Ed i si S eptember 2013 I H alo Val e
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SURAT PEMB ACA / READE RS’ LET TERS
KOTAK USULAN “COST SAVING”
Akhir-akhir ini perusahaan mempunyai kebijakan cost saving
untuk penyelamatan kinerja dan keuangan perusahaan. Menurut
saya, Halo Vale dapat memfasilitasi kebutuhan kebijakan ini dalam
hal menghimpun masukan penghematan biaya dari berbagai
departemen melalui penambahan rubrik atau sejenisnya. Dengan
demikian karyawan mempunyai banyak channel untuk mengirimkan
ide, tidak hanya melalui email atau kotak saran yang ada di beberapa
gate.
R ufaid ah To aha [S hip p i n g & Traffi c ]
Terima kasih atas masukannya. Kami kira itu ide yang yang brilian. Untuk hal ini,
kami perlu mengkomunikasikan dengan Tim Cost Saving (Task Force).
BERITA DARI LUAR SOROWAKO
Menurut saya, konten Halo Vale sudah semakin baik. Namun saya
belum pernah melihat hasil liputan atau berita yang mengulas
aktivitas dan proyek pengembangan perusahaan di Bahodopi dan
Pomalaa.
Amar M a’ruf [Mining D ep ar t m en t ]
Redaksi akan coba mem-follow up usulan ini. Kami juga dengan senang hati menerima
informasi dari pembaca/karyawan di daerah tersebut. Terima kasih masukannya.
SENANG DENGAN TAMPILAN BARU YANG LEBIH LENTUR
Saya senang dengan hasil cetak Halo Vale edisi 4. Kertasnya membuat
majalah lebih tipis dan lentur. Saya juga salut atas usaha redaksi
mendukung kebijakan cost efficiency perusahaan.
Mulawarman S ulaima n [Govern m en t Relat i on s]
Terima kasih atas apresiasinya. Semoga semakin nyaman dan senang membacanya.
BRAVO UNTUK TAMPILAN BARU
Sebenarnya, saya kaget dengan tampilan Halo Vale terbaru (edisi 4)
yang lebih tipis dari edisi sebelumnya. Tapi ternyata hal itu untuk
mendukung program cost saving perusahaan. Menurut saya, ini ide
yang baik karena inisiatif ini juga dilakukan tim supporting. Bravo!
Koesharjanto [ Fire & Resc ue]
Terima kasih pujiannya. Semoga upaya redaksi mendukung program tersebut dapat
menginspirasi banyak hal.
“COST SAVING” SUGGESTION BOX
Recently the company initiated a cost saving policy to rescue the
company’s finances and performance. I think Halo Vale can facilitate
this policy by gathering input from various departments on cost
saving efforts through the addition of a column, or something similar.
That way, employees would have many channels for sending their
ideas, not limited to emails or suggestion boxes located at several
gates.
R u f a i da h To a h a [S h i ppi n g & Tr a f f i c ]
Thank you for your input. We think this is a brilliant idea. We will communicate this
idea to the Cost-saving Team (Task Force).
NEWS FROM BEYOND SOROWAKO
I think the content of Halo Vale has improved. However, I have yet to
see coverage or news on company activities and development projects
in Bahodopi and Pomalaa.
A m a r M a’r u f [M i n i n g D e pa r t m e n t ]
The editorial team will try to follow up on this good suggestion. We would also be
happy to receive information from readers/employees in those areas. Thank you for your
feedback.
HAPPY WITH THE NEW, MORE FLEXIBLE LOOK
I enjoyed the print result of Halo Vale’s fourth edition. The choice of
paper made the magazine thinner and more flexible. Hats off also to
the editorial support for the company’s cost efficiency policy.
M u l awa r m a n S u l a i m a n [G ove r n m e n t Re l at i o n s ]
Thank you for your appreciation. We hope you enjoy reading the magazine even more.
WELL DONE ON THE NEW LOOK
Actually I was surprised to see the most recent edition (edition 4) of
Halo Vale, which was thinner than the previous edition. Turns out it
was done in support of the company’s cost saving program. I think this
is a good idea because it shows team support. Bravo!
Ko e s h a r j a n to [Fi re & Re s c u e ]
Thank you for your kind words. Hopefully our efforts to support the program will
inspire others.
Kirimkan kritik, saran, dan tanggapan Anda tentang Halo Vale ke internal.
[email protected] atau kirimkan surat ke DP 23B. Surat yang dimuat
akan mendapatkan suvenir menarik. Pengirim surat pembaca yang dimuat,
silahkan mengambil suvenir di External Relations Department pada hari
dan jam kerja.
Send your opinion, comment and feedback about Halo Vale to [email protected] or letters to DP 23B. For each letter published will receive a souvenir.
For letter senders, kindly pick up your souvenir at External Relations Department
during the days and working hour.
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L AP O R A N UTAMA
Tetap Bahagia Ketika
Pensiun Tiba
Usia senja dan pensiun bisa menjadi momok bagi seorang
pekerja. Persiapan dan rencana matang adalah jurus
menghindari nestapa masa tua itu.
dok.nydailynews.com
Bagi sebagian orang, pensiun adalah “hadiah” setelah
puluhan tahun bekerja. Ini waktunya mereka bersantai,
bereksplorasi, bersenang-senang, dan melepaskan diri dari
tekanan pekerjaan. Namun bagi sebagian orang yang lain,
pensiun justru dianggap sebagai masa yang mencemaskan.
Selain kondisi fisik merosot, produktivitas juga turun.
Bahkan ada yang mengatakan bahwa masa enak pensiun
cuma tiga bulan pertama. Setelah berpuas-puas istirahat di
rumah dan berkumpul bersama keluarga, di hari berikutnya
bingung mencari kesibukan. Waktu menjadi terasa panjang
dan membosankan.
Sugito (59), pensiunan Mining Department PT Vale, punya
cerita. ”Ada sahabat saya, dulu supervisor di Vale. Tapi ketika
pensiun, dia tidak punya apa-apa. Balik ke Jawa, tinggal di
rumah menantu. Padahal, kalau dilihat jabatannya, jauh
lebih tinggi dibandingkan saya waktu itu,” ujarnya.
Menurut Sugito, cerita memprihatinkan seperti itu
sebenarnya tidak perlu terjadi bila seorang calon pensiunan
punya rencana matang dan menjalani pola hidup yang baik.
Hal senada dinyatakan Latief Hasyim (60). Menurut Ketua
Kerukunan Purnabakti Inco Vale ini, karyawan sering terbuai
dengan jumlah uang pensiunan yang lumayan besar. Dana
pensiun tidak dikelola dengan tepat, dan tanpa persiapan
yang baik. “Jadi wajar bila beberapa teman justru kelabakan
ketika masa pensiun tiba,” ujar Latief.
Dia menambahkan, “Andai sebelum pensiun karyawan
punya persiapan, pasti hal itu tidak terjadi. Pernah ada
Kolonel Harland Sanders, baru
merasakan kesuksesan hidupnya ketika
berusia senja, 66 tahun.
karyawan di bagian administrasi ketika pensiun membuka
usaha bengkel. Padahal usaha itu tak sesuai dengan minat
dan kemampuannya. Akhirnya usahanya itu macet.”
Anda tidak usah berkecil hati mendengar cerita pilu
tersebut. Banyak contoh pensiunan yang justru mengalami
titik balik dalam hidupnya. Semakin berumur, semakin
sukses mereka.
Ambil misal kisah Kolonel Harland Sanders. Pria berkumis
tebal dan berjanggut rapi pengusaha restoran cepat saji
tersohor di dunia, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Sanders baru merasakan kesuksesan hidupnya ketika
berusia 66 tahun. Pensiun dari Angkatan Darat AS, pria
Ed i si S eptember 2013 I H alo Val e
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L APOR A N UTA MA
dok. liputan 6.com
ini hidup luntang-lantung dengan uang selalu bokek. Dia
pernah menjalani profesi sebagai salesman asuransi.
Suatu kali dia membuat restoran kecil dengan modal 105
dollar AS atau kurang dari 10 juta rupiah saat ini. Menu
utamanya ayam goreng yang kini terkenal itu, namun
restorannya itu tergusur pembangunan jalan tol.
Meski demikian dia tidak patah semangat. Dia nekat
berkeliling dari restoran ke restoran menjajakan resep
rahasia ayam gorengnya tersebut. Dia berharap mendapat
royalti 1 sen dari tiap potong ayam yang terjual. Idenya
dianggap gila. Tidak ada restoran yang mau menerimanya.
Akhirnya dia bertemu seorang investor bernama John
Y Brown Jr. Sanders dimodali perusahaan Brown dan
membangun restoran berlabel Kentucky Fried Chicken
(KFC). Dua belas tahun kemudian, 1964, KFC booming.
Jaringan restorannya berjumlah ratusan di seluruh penjuru
AS. Sanders pun meraup keuntungan 2 juta dollar AS ketika
itu, dan masuk deretan bisnis top dunia. Kini KFC sedikitnya
memiliki 11.000 restoran, tersebar di 80 negara.
Lain lagi cerita pasangan Meet Dan (77) & Jane Fish (79)
asal New Forest, Hants, Inggris. Di masa pensiun mereka
merealisasikan mimpi masa muda untuk hidup hemat dan
ramah lingkungan. Biaya hidup mereka per bulan cuma
dua poundsterling atau sekitar Rp30.000. Caranya, mereka
memotong biaya pembelian gas dengan memanfaatkan
panel tenaga surya yang terpasang di atap rumah untuk
penghangat air.
Untuk persiapan masa
pensiun, sebaiknya
dimulai sejak seorang
karyawan menerima gaji
pertamanya
ura yang
Semangat belajar para lansia di Singap
of Singapore
kembali kuliah di National University
Untuk memasak, Nyonya Fish memilih kompor kayu.
Tenaga surya juga dijadikan pilihan untuk mobil mereka,
walau sebenarnya lebih sering di garasi. Mereka memilih
menggunakan transportasi umum untuk perjalanan jauh
dan jalan kaki untuk jarak dekat.
Untuk kebutuhan bahan makanan, mereka berusaha
mandiri dengan membuat peternakan dan kebun sayur.
”Untuk mewujudkan hal ini di rumah, awalnya kami
memang membayar mahal. Namun itu tidak sebanding
dengan pengiritan jangka panjang yang kami dapat. Kami
berharap gaya hidup kami ini dapat menginspirasi orang
dalam mengantisipasi perubahan iklim,” ujar Tuan Dan.
Contoh semangat hidup di usia pensiun juga ada di
Indonesia. Salah satunya Ibu Yayah Hidayah Andriani
Dimyati (61). Dia tak kenal lelah mengejar ilmu. Pensiunan
guru SD ini, yang telah mengabdi selama 33 tahun, berhasil
mendapatkan gelar doktor dan masuk dalam daftar 1.182
orang di Indonesia bergelar doktor pendidikan. Dalam
kesehariannya, Ibu Yayah juga kerap memotivasi guru muda
untuk terus maju dan belajar sepanjang hayat.
Bahagia di usia pensiun memang tak melulu soal materi.
Justru di masa pensiun kita dapat merealisasikan mimpi
yang belum terwujud. Modalnya cuma menjaga agar api
hidup, passion, tetap menyala. “Chase your passion, not your
pension,” kata Denis Waitley, seorang penulis dan motivator
AS.
Butuh Persiapan
Kecemasan menghadapi pensiun memang beralasan.
Bagaimanapun, kata Robin Moon, pensiun adalah “Transisi
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L AP O R A N UTAMA
jalan kehidupan yang melibatkan perubahan lingkungan
sehingga mengubah kebiasaan hidup sehat, interaksi
sosial, tekanan psikososial, sekaligus mengubah identitas
dan pilihan-pilihan hidup”. Dengan kata lain, perpindahan
dari fase bekerja menjadi tidak bekerja punya segudang
perubahan yang menyertainya. Robin adalah penasihat
kesehatan senior untuk Walikota New York City, Michael
Bloomberg.
Biar rileks menghadapi
pensiun, kita perlu
melakukan persiapan
jauh-jauh hari. Kita
bisa belajar dari buku,
internet, ngobrol
dengan teman, atau
ikut pelatihan.
Sementara itu data United Nations Development
Programme 2011 menyebutkan, harapan hidup penduduk
Indonesia meningkat dari 50 tahun pada 1970 menjadi
menjadi 69 tahun pada 2010. Artinya, rata-rata orang
Indonesia bakal punya waktu 15-20 tahun “cuma-cuma”
yang perlu dijalani ketika masa kerja usai.
Karena itu, biar rileks menghadapi pensiun, kita perlu
melakukan persiapan jauh-jauh hari. Menurut GM of HR &
People Development PT Vale Eko Nugroho, ada banyak cara
atau sumber untuk mencari tahu persiapan pensiun yang
sesuai dengan masing-masing pribadi.
“Mereka bisa belajar dari buku, internet, ngobrol dengan
teman, atau mengikuti pelatihan,” ujar Eko Nugroho. Selain itu,
persiapan pensiun juga dibutuhkan waktu yang tidak mepet.
Idealnya, menurut perhitungan Eko, 10 tahun sebelum pensiun
sudah harus disiapkan.
Menyangkut pengelolaan finansial untuk persiapan hari tua,
Manager of Compensation & Benefit I Wayan Gede Dewantara
menyatakan memang tidak semua individu bisa melaluinya
dengan well finished. Kesuksesannya sangat bergantung pada
perilaku gaya hidup. ”Banyak orang menganggap mudah
mengatur uang. Padahal ini soal behavior. Tak heran, yang
terjadi adalah gaji tinggi belum tentu dapat menabung
banyak. Malah sebaliknya, pengeluarannya semakin tinggi.
Banyak dari mereka yang gagal mengembangkan dana
tersebut untuk mandiri,” ungkap Dewantara.
Untuk persiapan masa pensiun ini, Dewantara berpendapat
sebaiknya dimulai sejak seorang karyawan menerima gaji
pertamanya. Sedangkan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan bulanan
dan menjaga kestabilan finansial, Dewantara menyatakan
bahwa idealnya pensiunan masih mendapatkan minimal 80%
dari gaji terakhirnya per bulan yang dia terima ketika masih
bekerja. Caranya bisa melalui investasi, bisnis dan sebagainya.
Komunikasi yang Baik
Menurut financial planner dari keluargacerdas.com
Desy Widjaja, dalam masa pensiun, perlu diperhatikan
kemampuan diri dalam menyesuaikan gaya hidup,
kecekatan mengendus kegiatan produktif untuk mengisi
waktu, dan menjaga kesehatan. Dalam kalimat sederhana,
Desy mengatakan, ”Besaran dana pensiun sangat
bergantung pada gaya hidup masing-masing individu.”
Hal tersebut ditegaskan pula oleh Eko Nugroho. ”Persiapan
juga perlu kolaborasi dan kerja sama antara suami dan
istri. Perlu dibangun suasana keluarga yang bersahabat,
harmonis, dan komunikasi yang baik dengan pasangan.
Termasuk mempunyai pandangan hidup yang kuat dan
mereka tipe pembelajar,” ungkap Eko. []
Ed i si S eptember 2013 I H alo Val e
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COV ER STO RY
Staying Happy in Retirement
For some people, retiring is a “reward” in return for several
decades of dedication to work. It is a time to relax, explore,
have fun and be free from the pressures of work. For others,
however, retiring can be a time fraught with anxiety; not
only does the body deteriorate, but the productivity as well.
Dok.i ndob eta.co m
Growing old and becoming a retiree can be daunting for some
employees. Good preparation and planning will help to avoid regret
in old age.
In fact, there are people who say the most enjoyable time
in retirement is the first three months. After spending a
satisfactory time at home with the family, they wake up the
next day wondering what to do. Days become long and
dreary.
Sugito (59), a retiree from PT Vale’s Mining Department,
shared a story. “I have a friend who was a supervisor at Vale
but had nothing when he retired. He returned to Java and
lived with his in-laws. His position at the company had in
fact been much higher than mine,” he said.
Sugito said such situations need not happen if a prospective
retiree had planned well and lived a reasonable lifestyle.
According to Chairperson of the Vale Retirees Association
Latief Hasyim (60), employees are often lulled by the
amount of pension they receive on retirement, they
mismanage their retirement fund, and plan poorly. “So it is
easy to see how some colleagues can be at a loss when they
retire,” Latief said.
He added, “If they had prepared for their retirement, it
would not have happened. There once was an employee
from an administrative department who opened a garage
when he retired. It was a field in which he had no interest,
and as a result the business failed completely.”
One of KFC’s outlet in Indonesia. In
year 1952, Sanders start his business
it
with a small restaurant. Now days ,
has 11,000 restaurant.
Don’t let these disheartening stories discourage you. There
are many examples of retirees whose life took a turn for
the better; the older they grew, the more successful they
became.
Take for example the story of Colonel Harland Sanders, the
man with the trademark mustache and goatee who founded
the world renowned Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain.
Sanders’s success began when he was 66 years old. After
retiring from the US Army, he did many jobs, including
selling insurance, and was constantly on the verge of
bankruptcy.
Then he set up a small restaurant with $105 or less than
$1,000 in today’s value, where he sold his famous fried
chicken as the main fare. Later, the outlet had to make way
for a new highway.
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dok.blog.daum.net
COVER STORY
Dan and Jane Fish fulfilling their dreams to live frugally
and be environmentally friendly when their retirement.
But this did not deter him. He began going around to other
restaurants in the hope of selling the secret recipe for his
famous fried chicken; he hoped to receive a 1 cent royalty
for each piece of chicken sold. His idea was considered
crazy. No restaurant took it up.
He finally met an investor, John Y Brown Jr, whose company
provided capital for a restaurant called Kentucky Fried
Chicken (KFC). Twelve years later, in 1964, KFC boomed
into a business with hundreds of franchises across the US.
Sanders reaped $2 millions at the time and the business
was listed among the top in the world. KFC now has at least
11,000 restaurants spread across 80 countries.
Then there is the story of Dan (77) and Jane Fish (79), a
couple from New Forest, Hants, in the United Kingdom.
In their retirement, they are fulfilling their dreams to live
frugally and be environmentally friendly. They spend just 2
poundsterling a month, or about IDR30,000, by cutting back
on their gas consumption through the use of solar hot water
panels installed on their roof.
For cooking, Mrs Fish chooses to use a wood fuelled stove.
Their car runs on solar energy, though most of the time it
stays in the garage as they use public transport for longdistance travel, and walk for short distances.
For food, the couple tries to be self-sufficient by keeping
livestock and growing a vegetable garden. “To do this in
our home has been costly but is worth it in the long run. We
hope to inspire others to anticipate climate change,” Dan
said.
Examples of retirees with an incredible zest for life can also
be found in Indonesia. One of them, Yayah Hidayah Andriani
Dimyati (61), worked for 33 years as a dedicated teacher
before retiring. She then returned to university and gained
a doctorate in education and is now listed as one of 1,182
others with the same title in Indonesia. In her daily life, Ibu
Yayah never fails to motivate younger teachers to keep
developing and applying lifelong learning.
Being happy in retirement is not always about materialistic
things. In fact, it is during retirement that we can fulfill our
dreams. The important thing is to keep our passion alive.
“Chase your passion, not your pension,” says American writer
and motivator Denis Waitley.
The Need to Prepare
There is reason to be anxious in the lead up to retirement.
After all, according to Robin Moon, retiring is “A transition in
the walk of life involving environmental change, so changes
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occur to healthy life habits, social interactions, psychosocial
pressures, as well as to one’s identity and life choices.” In
other words, the change from being in the work phase
to the no-work phase is followed with huge implications.
Robin is a senior advisor to New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg.
According to data from the 2011 United Nations
Development Program, the life expectancy of Indonesians
increased from 50 years in 1970 to 69 in 2010. This means
Indonesians have about 15-20 years of “free time” after their
tenure.
To make that time in life more relaxing, we need to prepare
early on. PT Vale HR & People Development GM Eko
Nugroho, said there are many ways and resources available
to help us prepare for retirement, which can be adapted to
our personal needs.
“People can read books, go on the internet, chat with
colleagues or participate in a training course,” said Eko
Nugroho. Also, it is important that people allow sufficient
time for this preparation; ideally, he said, this would be
about 10 years before retirement.
When it came to managing the finances in the lead up to
retirement, Manager of Compensation & Benefit I Wayan
Gede Dewantara said not everyone was well established;
success depended on one’s lifestyle. “Many people think it’s
easy to manage money. In fact, it is a matter of behavior. Not
surprisingly, it is often the case that a high salary doesn’t
lead to high savings, and the opposite happens that is, it
leads to high expenses. Many people in cases like these end
up failing to develop their funds to self-sufficiency,” said
Dewantara.
Dewantara said preparing for retirement should begin the
moment employees receive their first paycheck. While to
meet monthly needs and maintaining financial stability,
we sad that ideally retirees still get minimun 80% of salary
per month which he received when he was working. For
examples from investment, business, and many more.
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For retirement should begin
the moment employees
receive their first paycheck.
To make that time in life more relaxing,
we need to prepare early on, people can
read books, go on the Internet, chat with
colleagues or
participate in a
training course,
and Husband and
wife couples also
need to have good
collaboration and
cooperation.
Good Communication
According to financial planner Desy Widjaja from
keluargacerdas.com, people in retirement should be able
to adjust to the pensioner lifestyle, be wise in seeking out
productive activities, and stay healthy. In short, Desy said,
“How far retirement funds go depends on the lifestyle of
each individual.”
Eko Nugroho said, “Husband and wife couples also need to
have good collaboration and cooperation. It is important
to build a family atmosphere that encourages warmth,
harmony and good communication. Couples should have a
strong vision and be willing to learn,” Eko said. []
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Persiapan yang
Perlu Dilakukan
Hari pensiun, cepat atau lambat,
pasti datang. Bersiap diri perlu dilakukan.
Persepsi seseorang terhadap pensiun sangat personal. Studi
dari Harvard School of Public Health menyebutkan, banyak
aspek yang memengaruhi kebahagiaan di usia pensiun.
Dikatakan, mereka yang punya hubungan harmonis
sebagai suami-istri lebih mudah menghadapi masa pensiun
ketimbang orang yang tidak bahagia rumah tangganya dan
menganggap pekerjaan sebagai pelarian dari rumah.
1. Persiapan finansial
Sementara individu yang memiliki hobi, menikmati
hidup, dan sering melakukan kegiatan sosial tidak terlalu
bermasalah dengan waktu luang yang berlimpah setelah
dia pensiun. Sebaliknya, mereka yang jarang beraktivitas di
luar kerja lebih sering menemui kesulitan mengisi waktu.
Menyederhanakan hidup. Hal ini bisa dilakukan bahkan
sejak menerima gaji pertama di usia 20-an. Ketika Anda
punya penghasilan yang bagus di tengah karir, seringkali
gaya hidup ikut menanjak. Perencanaan keuangan dan gaya
hidup berkaitan erat. Ada baiknya Anda melihat kembali
pengeluaran bulanan dan mencermati pos-pos pengeluaran
yang bisa disederhanakan. Jangan lupa biasakan menabung.
Studi juga menyebutkan, karyawan yang pensiun karena
sakit, terutama sakit kronis, besar kemungkinan tidak dapat
menikmati masa pensiun sebaik mereka yang tetap bugar
di usia senja. Karena itu, jika pensiun Anda masih terbilang
lama, masih cukup waktu untuk menyiapkan fisik, mental,
finansial, dan aktivitas sosial demi meraih kebahagiaan masa
depan.
Merencanakan dana pensiun. Walaupun Anda
mendapatkan uang pensiun dari perusahaan, besar
kemungkinan uang tersebut tidak cukup untuk
mempertahankan kualitas hidup. Karena itu, perlu ada
tambahan dana pensiun yang harus direncanakan. Lakukan
investasi atau rencana bisnis jangka panjang selagi masih
berusia produktif.
Berikut beberapa hal yang
bisa Anda lakukan untuk
menyiapkan masa pensiun yang
sehat, sejahtera, dan bahagia.
Tentu, di luar daftar ini ada
hal-hal lain yang perlu Anda
siapkan, karena karakter tiap
individu berbeda. Yang jelas,
semakin dini Anda bersiap diri,
semakin baik hasilnya.
Berlatih mengurangi penggunaan fasilitas perusahaan.
Contoh konkret, meskipun biaya listrik dan air di rumah
Anda ditanggung perusahaan, tetaplah berhemat
menggunakan listrik dan air. Jika kelak fasilitas itu tidak
Anda nikmati lagi, Anda tidak kaget membayar tagihan.
Tanamkan juga perilaku hidup hemat kepada anggota
keluarga.
Lengkapi dan simpan dokumen kepegawaian. Hal
ini untuk menghindari sengketa antara karyawan dan
perusahaan saat penghitungan hak-hak karyawan di waktu
pensiun normal.
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3. Persiapan mental
Punya cita-cita. Mulailah memikirkan apa yang ingin
Anda lakukan untuk mengisi masa pensiun. Misalnya
berkebun lima hari dalam seminggu dan jalan-jalan ke luar
negeri tiap dua tahun sambil menulis jurnal perjalanan
untuk diterbitkan menjadi buku. Cita-cita akan membuat
Anda fokus dan mulai memikirkan langkah untuk
mewujudkannya.
Libatkan keluarga, terutama pasangan. Dukungan
dari keluarga akan memudahkan proses dan membuat
persiapan pensiun sebagai tujuan bersama.
Berkegiatan di luar pekerjaan. Cobalah berbagai aktivitas
baru yang kemungkinan besar akan Anda sukai, atau tetap
tekuni hobi di akhir pekan atau di waktu luang. Akan sangat
bagus jika Anda menemukan keahlian lain di dalam diri
yang bisa digunakan agar tetap produktif selepas pensiun.
Jalin pertemanan. Jangan putus bersilaturahmi dengan
rekan kerja dan jalin pertemanan dengan orang-orang baru.
Pertemanan merupakan komponen penting untuk menjaga
kesehatan mental. []
2. Persiapan kesehatan
Jaga kesehatan. Asupan makanan yang bagus sangat
penting bagi kelompok usia manapun, terutama saat usia
Anda semakin bertambah. Mengonsumsi makanan bergizi
secara teratur, berolahraga rutin, dan mengembangkan
perilaku positif dapat meningkatkan kondisi fisik.
Tetap aktif. Berapa pun usia Anda, menjaga mental,
kehidupan sosial, dan fisik yang aktif akan berdampak baik
bagi kesehatan. Penelitian di Swedia terhadap 1.810 orang
berusia di atas 75 tahun menyarankan, para pensiunan perlu
tetap memiliki gaya hidup sehat dan aktif secara fisik supaya
panjang umur. Penelitian juga menyebutkan, pria yang
memiliki gaya hidup sehat dan berkegiatan aktif memiliki
usia enam tahun lebih panjang. Pada wanita, “bonusnya”
lima tahun.
Lakukan pemeriksaan kesehatan rutin. Ini untuk
mendeteksi gejala penyakit sejak dini sehingga Anda punya
banyak waktu untuk mengoptimalkan kondisi fisik.
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Apa yang
ingin Anda
lakukan untuk
mengisi masa
pensiun?...
L AP O R A N UTAMA
Tips dari Dr. Vaillant
Selama empat dekade, Dr. George E. Vaillant, guru
besar psikiatri Harvard Medical School, dan koleganya
meneliti ratusan pria dan wanita sebagai responden
”Study of Adult Development”. Ketika mereka bertanya
kepada partisipan berusia 80 tahun ke atas seputar
resep pensiun yang sehat dan menyenangkan, empat
elemen kunci ini selalu disebut.
Bangun jejaring sosial baru. Pensiun bukan hanya
berhenti bekerja. Anda juga berhenti menjalin
kontak rutin harian dengan teman dan rekan kerja.
Membangun pertemanan dengan orang-orang baru
akan berdampak positif pada kesehatan fisik dan
mental.
Bermain. Aktivitas seperti golf, berwisata, dan bermain
kartu dapat membantu Anda melepaskan cemas,
sekaligus mendapatkan teman baru dan memperkuat
ikatan dengan teman-teman lama.
Asah kreativitas. Mengaktifkan sisi kreatif dapat
menjaga kesehatan otak. Kreativitas bisa berwujud
berbagai kegiatan, mulai dari melukis, berkebun,
hingga mengajari cucu beberapa kosakata bahasa
asing. Anda juga menemukan sisi lain dari dalam diri
yang terpendam selama ini.
Terus belajar. Seperti mengasah kreativitas, belajar
dapat menjaga pikiran tetap aktif dan otak tetap sehat.
Banyak hal bisa Anda pelajari, mulai dari merajut,
belajar bahasa asing, bahkan kembali belajar bermain
alat musik yang dulu sempat Anda mainkan di masa
kuliah. Anda bisa mempertajam keahlian atau mencari
hal baru untuk dipelajari.
“Mengaktifkan
sisi kreatif
dapat menjaga
kesehatan otak.”
Jurus Jitu dari Tessie Setiabudi
Tessie Setiabudi, konsultan keuangan dari Training
for Excellence Pte Ltd, Singapura, penulis buku
Pensiun Gaul, mengungkapkan 5 dari 7 hal yang harus
diperhatikan agar hari-hari pensiun berlangsung
gemilang.
1. Anda harus memahami adanya perubahan
hidup. Perhatikan gaya hidup, kesehatan, dan
psikologis.
2. Perlu menyadari ketika tidak lagi bekerja, Anda
sebenarnya tetap bisa melakukan banyak aktivitas
positif dan tantangan yang mengasyikkan.
3. Mau belajar “ilmu” baru dan menyadari bahwa
tidak ada istilah “terlalu tua untuk belajar”. Sebagai
contoh, otak seseorang berusia 50 tahun atau lebih
dapat memproses daya pikir setara, bahkan lebih
baik, dibandingkan ketika dia remaja. Artinya,
kemampuan mempelajari hal baru tetap terbuka
lebar. Hanya kemampuan mengingat saja yang
turun.
4. Mampu mengelola uang dengan bijak, dapat
mengendus peluang dan investasi yang aman dan
menghasilkan.
5. Jalani aktivitas Anda sesuai minat dan kemampuan.
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Preparation Needs to be Done
The day one must retire will arrive sooner or later,
so it is important to be prepared.
The way individuals perceive retirement can be very
personal. A study conducted by the Harvard School
of Public Health mentions that many factors influence
individuals’ level of happiness in their retirement age: those
who have had harmonious relationships with their spouses
will find it easier to face retirement than those who have
lived in unhappy households and considered their jobs as
an escape from home.
Individuals who have hobbies, enjoy life and frequently
engage in social activities will have no trouble spending
the abundance of spare time that comes with retirement.
On the other hand, those who seldom engage in activities
outside of work will struggle to fill their time.
Research has also discovered that workers who retire for
health reasons, particularly chronic illness, are less likely to
enjoy their retirement than those who are still fit in their
old age. So if your retirement is a long way off, you should
have plenty of time to prepare yourself physically, mentally,
financially and socially for the sake of your future happiness.
The following section describes several things you can do to
prepare for a healthy, prosperous and contented retirement.
Of course, there are other things to arrange apart from
those listed here, because every individual is different. The
point is, the earlier you prepare yourself the better the result
will be.
Those who have
had harmonious
relationships with
their spouses will
find it easier to face
retirement than those
who have lived in
unhappy households
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1. Preparing finances
Simplify life. This can be done from the day you receive
your first paycheck, when you are still in your 20s. When
your career results in a good income, your lifestyle often
perks up as well. Financial planning and lifestyle are closely
related. Your monthly expenditures are well worth revisiting
and you may want to reconsider any expenses that could be
simplified. Don’t forget, make it a habit to save.
Plan a retirement fund. Although you may receive a
pension from the company, most probably those funds
will not be able to sustain your quality of life. For this
reason, you need to plan additional pension funds. Make
investments or a long-term business plan while you are still
in your productive age.
Practice reducing your use of company facilities. Take for
example your home’s electricity and water usage. Although
this is paid for by the company, try to conserve electricity
and water nonetheless; this will stop you from getting a
nasty shock from your utilities bill when you no longer
have access to such facilities. Instill prudent behavior to all
members of your family.
Complete and safekeep all staffing-related documents.
This is important to avoid any potential conflict between
the employee and the company when it comes time to
calculating employee rights and benefits at retirement.
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2. Preparing health
Stay healthy. A regular intake of good food is very
important for people of all ages; even more so as one grows
older. Regularly consuming nutritious food, engaging in a
sport and developing a positive attitude to life can improve
physical wellbeing.
Keep active. Regardless of age, maintaining an active mind,
body and social life can only be good for your health. A
study in Sweden of 1,810 people over the age of 75 suggests
that pensioners need to maintain a physically healthy and
active life to prolong their lifespan. The research also claims
that leading a healthy, active life increases a man’s life by six
years and a woman’s by five years.
dok.sindotrijaya.com
Conduct regular health checks. This aids in the early
detection of illnesses so you have plenty of time to improve
your physical health.
3. Preparing the mind
Have a dream. Start by thinking about what you would
like to spend time doing in your retirement. For example,
you might wish to do gardening five days a week and travel
overseas every second year while writing a travel journal
which will one day get published. Dreams will make you
focus and encourage you to think about the next step you
need to reach them.
Involve the family, particularly your partner. Support
from your family will ease the retirement process and make
the preparations something of a common goal.
Get involved outside of work. Try new activities which
you think you will like, or maintain your involvement in a
weekend or spare-time hobby. It would be good to discover
a different talent or ability within yourself which may be
useful and keep you productive throughout retirement.
Make friends. Don’t cut ties with former work colleagues
and build new friendships with new acquaintances.
Friendships are important for maintaining mental health. []
dok.tempo.co
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Tips from Dr. Vaillant
Smart moves from Tessie Setiabudi
For four decades, Dr. George E. Vaillant, professor
of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and his
colleagues studied hundreds of male and female
respondents in a research titled “Study of Adult
Development”. When respondents over 80 years of age
were asked to explain their recipe for a healthy and
enjoyable retirement, these four key elements were
always mentioned.
Tessie Setiabudi, a financial consultant from Training
For Excellence Pte Ltd of Singapore and author of
“Pensiun Gaul”, lists 5 out of 7 things to watch for if you
want to have a successful retirement.
Build new networks. Becoming a pensioner not only
means that you stop work. You also stop the daily
routine of engaging with friends and work colleagues.
Building friendships with new people will have a
positive impact on your physical and mental health.
Play. Activities like playing golf, going on tours and
playing cards will help ease your anxiety, allow you to
make new friends, and strengthen your bond with old
ones.
Sharpen creativity. Activating your creative side helps
maintain brain health. Creativity may come in many
forms: from painting and gardening to teaching the
grandchildren some foreign vocabulary. In the process,
you may find a part of yourself that thus far had been
unleashed.
Keep learning. Like sharpening your creativity,
learning helps to keep the mind active and the brain
healthy. You can learn many things: from knitting
to mastering a foreign language, to re-learning that
musical instrument you used to play in university. You
may improve an existing skill or find something new to
learn.
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1. Understand that you will have a change in life.
Watch your lifestyle, health and psychological
condition.
2. Be aware that although you are no longer working,
you can still engage in many positive activities and
fun challenges.
3. Be willing to discover new knowledge and
understand that there is no such thing as being “too
old to learn”. The brain of someone aged 50 or over
has a processing capacity that is the same as, or
even better than it was in adolescence. This means
there is a great opportunity to learn new things; it is
only the memory that deteriorates.
4. Be able to manage money wisely and to seek out
opportunities and investments that are safe and
productive.
5. Engage in activities that relate to your skills and
interests.
“Be able to
manage money
wisely and to
seek out
opportunities
and investments
that are safe and
productive.”
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Buka Wawasan
Lewat Pelatihan
Banyak cara untuk menggali informasi seputar persiapan
pensiun. Salah satunya dengan mengikuti pelatihan yang
diadakan perusahaan. Banyak pengetahuan yang didapat.
Pensiun bukan akhir segalanya. Namun banyak hal
akan berubah dalam hidup. Perlu strategi khusus untuk
mengelola keuangan, karena Anda tidak lagi mendapat
gaji bulanan. Perlu kesiapan mental, perlu ekstra hati-hati
menjaga kesehatan karena fisik tak lagi prima, dan perlu
perencanaan untuk mengisi hari-hari pensiun supaya tetap
semangat menyambut esok.
Suasana pelatihan Pre-Retirement Program PT Vale.
Persiapan pensiun tidak bisa dilakukan secara mendadak.
Perlu waktu bertahun-tahun sebelum hari H tiba. Bagi
karyawan PT Vale, bisa mengikuti pre-retirement program
atau pelatihan pra-purnabakti tiga tahun sebelum pensiun.
Dalam program tersebut, peserta mendapat materi terkait
dengan kesehatan, psikologi, serta pelatihan dasar-dasar
memulai bisnis dan melakukan investasi.
Selain mendatangkan trainer, perusahaan juga turut
mengundang para pensiunan yang sudah memiliki usaha
untuk berbagi pengalaman. Program pelatihan dijalankan
sejak akhir 2012, dilakukan dalam empat kali pertemuan
berturut-turut dengan durasi delapan jam tiap kali
pertemuan. Batch pelatihan selanjutnya dijadwalkan pada
September 2013 dan awal 2014.
Dengan pelatihan tersebut peserta diharapkan dapat
memiliki gambaran mengenai nominal manfaat pensiun
yang diterima. Sementara trainer akan membuat simulasi
investasi atau usaha yang dapat dijalankan oleh calon
pensiunan. Bagi karyawan yang ingin mengisi masa pensiun
dengan berbisnis, trainer akan memaparkan langkahlangkah memulai usaha yang dapat dilakukan tiga tahun
menjelang pensiun.
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Terbiasa menjadi karyawan selama puluhan tahun, wajar
jika seseorang menjadi canggung memulai bisnis atau
mengembangkan dana pribadi melalui investasi. Pelatihan
semacam ini bisa memberi pengetahuan baru kepada
karyawan untuk mencapai kemandirian finansial.
“Sayang sekali kalau punya uang tapi tidak tahu cara
mengelolanya. Besar kemungkinan (uang tersebut)
akan cepat habis dan mempengaruhi kualitas hidup
pasca-pensiun,” kata Gatot Budiawan, Manager of Talent
Development PT Vale. Pasca-pelatihan, calon pensiunan
masih dimungkinkan untuk berkonsultasi dengan trainer
melalui telepon.
Kemandirian finansial “hanya” satu dari berbagai dimensi
pensiun. Masih banyak hal yang perlu disiapkan. Tiga
tahun memang terlalu singkat untuk menyiapkan diri.
Maka, pre-retirement program ini sebaiknya dijadikan ajang
memperkaya pengetahuan dan menggali informasi lebih
dalam. Idealnya, karyawan sudah punya rencana matang
dan memulai persiapan pensiun puluhan tahun sebelum
masa purnabakti tiba.
Suami-istri Harus Kompak
Ketika seorang karyawan memasuki masa pensiun, bukan
dia sendiri yang perlu persiapan. Suami, istri, dan anggota
keluarga lain juga perlu menyiapkan diri. Contoh paling
mudah, istri perlu bersiap ketika tidak lagi menerima uang
belanja dengan jumlah yang sama dan rutin setiap akhir
bulan. Dan yang paling penting, suami-istri harus kompak
dan punya visi sama dalam menjalani masa pensiun.
“Dalam pre-retirement program, kami mengundang
karyawan beserta istri atau suaminya. Menjalani pensiun
itu perlu kerja sama yang baik antara suami dan istri,” kata
Sarah Bungin, Training Officer HRPD PT Vale.
Menjadi sulit jika istri ingin membuka usaha toko kelontong
dengan uang yang didapat dari manfaat pensiun,
sementara suami ingin membeli mobil baru. Sebaliknya,
akan sangat menyenangkan jika suami-istri punya visi sama.
Misalnya ingin menghabiskan sebagian besar hari bersama
anak cucu dan hidup sederhana. Dengan menyamakan
tujuan dan saling mendukung, perencanaan keuangan jadi
lebih matang, lebih mantap, serta bahagia menjalani masa
pensiun. Doa pernikahan “langgeng sampai kakek-nenek”
atau “cinta hingga usia senja” akan terwujud. []
Salah satu kelompok peserta pelatihan Pre-Retirement Program yang digelar PT Vale.
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Open Insights
Through Training
There are many ways of finding information on how best to
prepare for retirement. One of these is by participating in
company-hosted training sessions which are highly informative.
While retirement is not the end of the world, many things
in life will change. A special strategy is needed to manage
finances because you will no longer receive a monthly
salary. You need to be mentally prepared; pay extra
attention to your health, as you will be past the peak of your
physical prime; and plan how you will spend your days with
continued vitality.
Preparing for retirement cannot be done abruptly and can
take many years before the day arrives. PT Vale employees
may participate in a preretirement program three years
before retiring. The program provides information on health,
psychology and basic training on starting a business and
investing.
Besides having trainers, the company also invites pensioners
who own businesses to share their experience. Training
programs have been conducted since late 2012 and involve
four eight-hour meetings. The next batch of training is
scheduled for September 2013 and early 2014.
Through the training, participants gain an understanding
of the nominal benefits of the pension they will receive. The
trainers create simulations of investments or businesses
that future pensioners might like to have. Employees who
are thinking of running their own business after retiring are
provided with knowledge on the steps needed to start a
business three years prior to retirement.
Having been an employee for decades, it is quite
understandable that individuals may feel uncertain about
starting their own business, or about investing their
personal funds. This kind of training provides employees
with new knowledge on how to achieve financial
independence.
“It is sad to know how the people has money bur not
knowing how to manage it. Most likely the money will be
spent quickly, and this may affect the quality of life in post
retirement,” said Gatot Budiawan, PT Vale’s Manager of
Talent Development. After training, future pensioners can
still consult trainers by phone.
Financial independence is one of retirement’s many
dimensions. Many other things need to be prepared.
Three years alone to do this may be too short. Therefore
this preretirement program should be considered an
opportunity to enrich one’s knowledge and gain as much
information as possible. Employees should ideally have
a sound plan and start preparing many years before the
retirement arrives.
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Couples Have Common Vision
When an employee enters retirement, it is not just the
individual who needs to be prepared. The husband, wife and
other family members must do so as well. For example, the
wife may need to be ready to not receive the same amount
of money at the end of every month. Most importantly,
couples must be united and have a common vision of how
they want to spend their retirement years.
“In the preretirement program, we invite employees and
their spouses. It requires good cooperation between the
two,” said Sarah Bungin, PT Vale’s HRPD Training Officer.
It would be difficult if the wife wanted to use the pension
funds for opening a shop, while the husband wanted to
buy a new car. On the other hand, it would be enjoyable
if couples have the same vision. For example, they may
want to spend most of their time with their grandchildren
and live a simple life. Having a common goal and being
supportive of each other makes financial planning better,
more solid and will result in a happier retirement. Wedding
wishes for couples to “live a long and happy life together”
and for their love and happiness to “last for many years to
come” will come true. []
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The Atmosphere from Pre-Retirement
Training Program PT Vale.
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Dari Vale untuk
Para Pensiunan
Empat kompensasi yang didapat karyawan
ketika purnabakti tiba.
Idealnya, inisiatif menyiapkan pensiun muncul dari individu pekerja sendiri. Meski demikian, perusahaan juga merancang
sejumlah upaya persiapan finansial bagi karyawan ketika masa purnabakti tiba.
Di PT Vale, kebijakan persiapan finansial dilakukan oleh bagian kompensasi HR Process & Industrial Relations Management
Department. Menurut Manager of Compensation & Benefit I Wayan Gede Dewantara, ada empat komponen kompensasi yang
didapat karyawan PT Vale ketika pensiun. Berikut perinciannya:
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1. Manfaat Pensiun
Merupakan akumulasi dana yang tersimpan di program Dana Pensiun Lembaga Keuangan (DPLK) dengan program
bernama “Manfaat Pensiun”. Peserta DPLK adalah mereka yang telah menjadi karyawan tetap dan masa kerja lebih
dari tiga tahun. Untuk komposisi pembayaran program ini, iuran dibayarkan karyawan sebesar 2% dari gaji bulanan
dan 10% oleh perusahaan setiap bulannya.
Menurut Dewantara, sesuai ketentuan UU No. 11 Tahun 1992 (UU Dana Pensiun), peserta yang diterima setelah
bulan April 1992 dan memiliki total Manfaat Pensiun lebih dari Rp625 juta dapat mencairkan 20% dana yang ada,
sedangkan 80% sisanya diwajibkan untuk dibelikan anuitas di perusahaan asuransi jiwa yang memiliki produk
anuitas. ”Dengan membeli anuitas, karyawan pensiun seperti menerima gaji bulanan, karena setiap bulan ada dana
yang diterima terus-menerus sepanjang sisa hidupnya sampai dengan janda/duda dan anak dengan usia sekurangkurangnya 21 tahun,” ujar Dewantara.
Dengan kata lain, tambah Dewantara, anuitas ini untuk menjaga kesinambungan penghasilan seseorang pasca dia
tak lagi menerima gaji bulanan. Tambah Dewantara, anuitas bisa dibeli di perusahaan asuransi jiwa yang punya
produk itu, misalnya Asuransi Jiwa Bumiputera, Jiwasraya, dan sebagainya.
2. Saving Plan
Saving Plan merupakan kombinasi produk asuransi jiwa dan tabungan yang disiapkan PT Vale dan bekerja sama
dengan provider asuransi. Sejak tahun 2013, Saving Plan PT Vale dikelola oleh Jiwasraya.
Iuran Saving Plan dibayarkan oleh PT Vale dengan perincian 10% dari gaji per bulan untuk karyawan non staf dan 4%
untuk karyawan berstatus staf. Dari iuran ini, sebesar 0,7% dibayarkan sebagai premi asuransi jiwa dengan manfaat
sebesar 24 kali gaji ditambah uang tunai Rp10 juta, yang diberikan jika karyawan meninggal dunia.
3. Jaminan Hari Tua Jamsostek
Merupakan proteksi standar yang ditetapkan sesuai regulasi pemerintah kepada pelaku usaha yang memiliki pekerja.
Pertanggungan premi Jaminan Hari Tua sebesar 5,7%. Perusahaan membayar 3,7%, dan sisanya 2% dipotong dari gaji
bulanan karyawan.
4. Penghargaan Masa Kerja
Diberikan bagi karyawan yang memasuki pensiun normal pada usia 55 tahun. Perhitungannya bagi karyawan non
staf dan staf adalah (Masa Kerja/30) x (6 x Upah Pokok). Bagi karyawan staf senior akan mendapatkan perhitungan
(Masa Kerja/30) x (4 x Upah Pokok). Pensiunan juga akan mendapat cincin emas 10 gram untuk istri dan 5 gram untuk
suami, ditambah pakaian batik untuk suami dan istri. []
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COVER STORY
From Vale for Pensioners
On retiring, employees receive four types of compensation.
Ideally, the initiative to prepare for retirement would come
from employees themselves. But the company has also
created ways to prepare employees for retirement.
At PT Vale, policies on financial preparation are
implemented by the compensation division of the HR
Process & Industrial Relations Management Department.
According to Compensation & Benefit Manager, I Wayan
Gede Dewantara, there are four types of compensation that
PT Vale employees receive on their retirement:
1.Pension Benefit
This is the accumulated funds kept in the Financial
Institution Pension Fund (DPLK) under a program called
“Pension Benefits”. DPLK participants are permanent
employees who have worked for over three years. This
program involves a 2% contribution from employees’
salaries and 10% contribution from the company each
month.
According to Dewantara, as stipulated by Law No. 11 of 1992
on Pension Funds, members joining after April 1992 whose
total Pension Benefits exceed IDR625 million can withdraw
20% of their available funds; the remaining 80% must
be used to purchase annuity at life insurance companies
offering annuity products. “By purchasing annuity, retirees
will feel like they are earning a monthly salary as they
receive funds every month for the rest of their lives, until
they are widows or widowed with children of at least 21
years of age,” said Dewantara
2. Saving Plan
Saving Plan is a combination of life insurance and savings
prepared jointly by PT Vale and an insurance provider. Since
2013, PT Vale’s Saving Plan has been managed by Jiwasraya.
Contributions to the Saving Plan come from PT Vale; more
specifically this amounts to 10% from Non-staff employees’
salaries and 4% from Staff salaries each month. From this
contribution, 0.7% is paid as a life insurance premium which
gives a benefit of 24 times the salary, plus IDR10 million in
cash, in the case of an employee’s death.
3. Jamsostek Old Age Security
This is the standard protection, stipulated by law, that is
provided by businesses employing workers. The Old Age
Security premium is 5.7%; the company contributes 3.7%
and the remaining 2% is taken from employees’ monthly
salaries.
4. Tenure Award
This is given to employees who start at the normal pension
age of 55 years. For non-staff and staff employees, the
amount is calculated (Tenure/30) x (6 x Basic Salary) senior
staff will receive (Tenure/30) x (4 x Basic Salary).
Pensioners also receive a 10-gram gold ring for the wife and
a 5-gram gold ring for the husband, plus batik clothing for
both husband and wife. []
In other words, Dewantara added, this annuity helps to
sustain an individual’s income after he or she no longer
receives a monthly salary. Dewantara said annuity can be
purchased at insurance companies such as Asuransi Jiwa
Bumiputera and Jiwasraya.
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Disiplin Ketika Muda,
Tua Menikmatinya
Para pensiunan PT Vale ini menceritakan bagaimana mereka
tetap hidup bahagia, jeli membaca situasi, dan disiplin terhadap
sesuatu yang direncanakan.
Abraham Sutjiadi (55, masa bakti 36 tahun)
Mantan Direktur Program Pelatihan Industri yang baru saja
pensiun Agustus 2013 ini, cukup disiplin dan jeli dalam
merencanakan masa pensiunnya. Sejak berusia 19 tahun,
ketika pertama kali bekerja di PT Vale, Abraham telah
menyisihkan 25 persen gajinya untuk ditabung.
“Ketika itu saya masih muda, gaji lebih dari cukup, dan
bekerja di tempat yang tenang. Yang ada di benak saya,
bagaimana agar keuangan tetap stabil dan hasilnya dapat
saya manfaatkan kelak. Saya sadar, masa pensiun itu pasti
akan tiba,” ujar Abraham.
Kebiasaan menabung itu membuahkan hasil. Ketika berusia
29 tahun, Abraham mampu merintis usaha kecil-kecilan
di bidang perdagangan. Ketika itu dia juga baru menikah.
Perlahan usahanya terus berkembang.
Kebiasaan menabung itu juga dikombinasikan dengan hidup
sederhana. “Hal ini juga saya tanamkan kepada keluarga,”
tambah Abraham. Contohnya, keberadaan fasilitas mobil
kantor dia gunakan untuk aktivitas kerjanya. Sedangkan
untuk hal di luar kantor dan di sekitar Sorowako, Abraham
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memilih mengendarai motor pribadinya. “Saya yakin, pola
hidup sederhana akan menuntun cara kita menghadapi
hari tua,” ungkap pria yang rutin melakukan yoga sejak SMP
hingga sekarang ini.
Di masa pensiunnya, selain usaha perdagangan, Abraham
juga memiliki bekal investasi di bidang properti.
Rencananya, Abraham hendak mengembangkan usaha di
bidang IT bersama sang anak untuk mengisi kesibukan di
masa purnabakti. “Bagi saya, masa pensiun adalah waktu
yang dirindukan karena penuh ketenangan dan keceriaan.
Tapi bukan berarti pensiun berhenti beraktivitas. Saya tetap
beraktivitas dan menjalankan usaha yang saya minati dan
telah saya rintis,” ujar pria yang memiliki lima anak ini.
Tips ala Pak Abraham
• Jadikan pekerjaan Anda sebagai hobi. Jangan
dijadikan beban. Maka Anda akan menikmati
waktu-waktu bekerja dan tak terasa puluhan
tahun telah dilewati.
• Ingatlah usia Anda bertambah dan fisik menjadi
tua. Jagalah kesehatan, karena hal itu modal
melakukan semua hal dan berpikirlah positif.
• Jadikan keluarga motivasi hidup Anda.
Abd. Rahim Said (57, masa bakti 34 tahun)
Lima tahun sebelum pensiun, Pak Rahim, begitu sapaannya,
sudah mulai memikirkan apa yang akan dia lakukan jika
pensiun tiba. Dia ingin melakukan hal yang dia senangi
L AP O R AN UTAMA
sekaligus menghasilkan. ”Akhirnya saya merintis usaha kios
dan sekarang sudah terwujud. Usaha itu bukan untuk diri
saya, tapi untuk anak cucu. Saya merasa perlu membangun
pondasi finansial bagi keluarga, apalagi di zaman seperti
sekarang ini,” ujar dia.
Ketika pensiun pada Juni 2011 silam, Pak Rahim merasa lebih
dari bahagia. ”Segala sesuatu yang saya miliki lebih dari
cukup. Di usia 57 tahun, kualitas hidup dan hubungan sosial
saya sama sekali tidak menurun. Selalu bersyukur, itu kunci
kebahagiaan menurut saya,” tutur dia.
Lebih daripada itu, hati Pak Rahim mengatakan untuk tidak
putus hubungan dengan PT Vale, meski dia telah memasuki
masa purna bakti. ”Entah kenapa, saya merasa punya
utang budi kepada perusahaan dan berpikir masih bisa
berkontribusi bagi perusahaan,” ungkap dia.
Maka ketika mendengar perusahaan menghadapi tantangan
cukup berat dan membutuhkan pekerja, Pak Rahim tidak
menolak ketika diajak kembali bergabung. Pada Juni
2012, Pak Rahim dipercaya men-support perusahaan dan
bergabung sebagai External Relations Special Project. “Saya
selalu tanamkan prinsip kepada diri sendiri untuk bekerja
semaksimal mungkin. Bagaimana perusahaan memberi
keuntungan kepada pekerjanya jika kita tidak memberi
keuntungan kepada perusahaan?” ungkap dia.
Tips ala Pak Rahim
• Sisihkan gaji Anda untuk persiapa
n masa tua.
Akan lebih baik bila dapat menduk
ung aktivitas
pengembangan finansial berupa
usaha atau
investasi lainnya.
• Diskusikan semua rencana Anda
dengan keluarga karena mereka yang selalu men
dukung Anda.
• Tanamkan sikap mandiri kepada
anggota keluarga.
Latief Hasyim (60, masa bakti 35 tahun)
Menghabiskan waktu bersama keluarga dan melakukan halhal yang menyenangkan merupakan pilihan Latief Hasyim
untuk mengisi masa-masa pensiun. Pasalnya, Latief merasa
ketika masih bekerja dulu dia banyak kehilangan waktu
bersama keluarga. “Jadi ini seperti balas dendam. Ketika
masih kerja dulu, kalau mau silahturahmi selalu terbentur
jam kerja. Sekarang tidak ada lagi. Saya benar-benar
menikmatinya dan bahagia. Lihat saja wajah saya cerah,
kan?” ujar pria ini tersenyum sumringah.
Salah satu aktivitas Latief adalah mengurus perhimpunan
Kerukunan Purnabakti Inco Vale yang sekretariatnya berada
di Makassar. Latief juga dipercaya teman-teman pensiunan
Vale menjadi ketua perhimpunan yang beranggotakan 300
orang lebih itu. “Kerukunan ini semacam wadah silahturahmi
dan menjaga ikatan emosional. Kalau pensiunan di Jakarta
dan Bandung, mereka namakan Mitra Malili Matano. Setiap
tiga bulan sekali kami melakukan reuni,” tambah Latief
yang berencana bersama sang istri bersilahturahmi dengan
sahabatnya di Amerika akhir tahun ini.
Ketika masih produktif dan memiliki penghasilan, Latief
sudah menyisihkan pendapatannya. “Hal yang paling
penting sebelum mencapai masa pensiun adalah
perencanaan. Setiap karyawan sebaiknya memahami bahwa
tidak mungkin dia bekerja terus-menerus. Ada usia dan
kemampuan yang membatasinya,” ungkap pria dengan
posisi terakhir Manager Provincial External Relations ini.
Dengan pandangan hidup tersebut, Latief telah memikirkan
persiapan pensiun 20 tahun sebelumnya. Tahun 1989 Latief
sudah menyisihkan tabungan dan penghasilan untuk
memulai investasi rumah. “Jadi setelah pensiun langsung
memiliki rumah sendiri, bukan lagi fasilitas yang diberikan
oleh perusahaan,” tambah dia. Selain investasi secara fisik,
investasi untuk pendidikan anak juga tak kalah penting.
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Tips ala Pak Latief
• Usia dan kemampuan Anda ada batasnya.
Persiapkan pensiun sejak dini.
• Jangan terbuai dengan fasilitas perusahaan,
seperti rumah. Itu hanya pinjaman. Anda perlu
mempunyai rumah sendiri ketika pensiun,
•
•
•
ungkap Latief.
Pensiun juga perlu penguatan mental. Temukan
hal ini melalui dukungan dan komunikasi positif
dengan keluarga, orang-orang dekat, dan temanteman Anda.
Jagalah kebugaran tubuh dengan melakukan
olahraga ringan dan yang Anda senangi.
Kombinasikan juga dengan tetap berpikir positif,
menyantap menu sehat, dan tidak berlebihan.
Sugito (59, masa bakti 25 tahun)
Belajar dan terus belajar menjadi pandangan hidup Sugito
meski masa purnabakti datang menghampiri. “Belajar bisa
dari mana saja. Dari pertemanan, keluarga, atau relasi. Tapi
saya banyak termotivasi dari buku,” ujar pria mantan pekerja
Mining Department PT Vale ini.
Ilmu dari buku itu pula yang membuka pikirannya dua
tahun menjelang pensiun tiba, 2006. ”Ada dua kalimat yang
sangat menginspirasi saya, ‘Orang tidak bisa maju kalau
tidak total’ dan ‘Kalau main air jangan cuma ciprat-cipratan,
tapi sekalian basah’,” ujar dia mengutip kalimat dari buku
Safir Senduk dan Mario Teguh yang menginspirasinya.
Maka Sugito memutuskan membuka kios sembako di
rumahnya di sebuah kompleks perumahan di Sorowako.
“Padahal saya enggak punya pengalaman dan enggak
ngerti dagang. Tapi saya beranikan diri untuk mencobanya,”
tambah pria kelahiran Jember, 17 Agustus 1954 ini.
Namun, menurut Sugito, keberanian itu tidak dia putuskan
tanpa perhitungan. Letak rumahnya yang strategis dan
kejeliannya membaca peluang menjadi modal utama.
Ternyata, membuka usaha bukan perkara mudah. “Selama
tiga bulan, kios saya sepi pengunjung,” ujar Sugito tertawa.
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Tak patah arang, Sugito kembali belajar untuk mencari
solusi. Lagi-lagi, inspirasi dia temukan dari buku. Di buku
tersebut, kata Sugito, jualan juga butuh strategi, yakni
“iklankan dagangan Anda”. Sugito juga mencari cara untuk
mendapatkan stok dagangan langsung dari pemasok
utama. Pelan tapi pasti, kiosnya mulai ramai pengunjung.
Menurut Sugito, ada tiga syarat agar seorang karyawan
siap pensiun, yakni pandai mengatur pola hidup, pintar
mengelola finansial, dan mengurangi ego terhadap
pasangannya. “Soalnya, kalau dengan istri saja kita tidak
mau ngalah, rencana masa tua mau ngapain bisa enggak
tercapai,” tambah dia.
Masa pensiun juga tidak mesti membuat orang berdiam
diri atau menghentikan aktivitas. Menjalin pertemanan dan
bekerja sesuai kompetensi tetap bisa dilakukan. “Misalnya
seperti saya saat ini. Karena pertemanan dan mereka
melihat kompetensi saya dapat berguna untuk pekerjaan
mereka, saya diminta membantu mereka. Padahal saya
enggak mau, tapi dipaksa ikut dan digaji pula,” ujar dia
tersenyum lepas.
Untuk menjaga kesehatan, Sugito rutin berolahraga
sepeda statis selama 20 menit tiga kali seminggu. Dia juga
melakukan diet sesuai golongan darah—yang infonya lagilagi dari sebuah buku. “Hasilnya, sejak tiga tahun lalu, saya
tidak ada keluhan sakit sama sekali,” ujar dia. []
Tips ala Pak Sugito
• Memprioritaskan kebutuhan dan kegunaan suatu
barang daripada sekadar keinginan untuk membeli.
• Jalani hidup dengan wajar. Tidak perlu berlebihan.
• Teruslah belajar untuk mencari inspirasi kegiatan.
Bisa dari buku atau pertemanan.
COVER STORY
Having Discipline When
Young, Reaping the Benefits
When Old
These retirees from PT Vale tell us how they stay happy, assess
situations cleverly and have a disciplined approach to planning.
Abraham Sutjiadi (55 years old, 36 years of
service)
The former Industrial Training Program Director who retired
in August 2013 had cleverly, and in a disciplined manner,
planned his retirement. Since he was 19, when he first
started working at PT Vale, Abraham has diligently set aside
25 percents of his salary in his savings.
“At the time, I was young, I was paid more than enough and
I worked in a peaceful place. In my mind I wanted to be sure
to have stable finances and be able to use the yield later
on. I was conscious of the fact that one day I would retire,”
Abraham said.
He combined his habit of saving with living a simple
lifestyle. “I also instill these principles in my family,” Abraham
added. He uses the company car for work-related travel
and his own motorbike for personal use and for traveling
within Sorowako. “I am sure that a simple lifestyle will guide
how we live in our old age,” said Abraham, who has been
practicing yoga since junior high school.
Now retired, Abraham has an investment property aside
from his trading business. He plans to develop an IT
business with his children as a way to spend his days.
“Retirement is something that I have been looking forward
to, because it is a time of peace and happiness. But it
doesn’t mean that I will stop being active. I will continue my
activities, run a business which I started and in which I have
an interest,” said the father of five.
Tips from Pak Abraham
• Make work your hobb
y. Don’t see it as a burde
n.
This way you will enjoy
the time at work and you
won’t feel the decad
es go by, Abraham said.
• Remember that your
age and your physique
will
become older. Stay he
althy because that is you
r
asset for doing everyt
hing, and think positive.
• Make your family you
r motivation for life.
His habit of saving money proved fruitful. At the age of 29,
Abraham was able to start a small trading business. He had
just been married. His business grew slowly.
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Said Abd. Rahim (57 years old, 34 years of
service)
Latief Hasyim (60 years old, 35 years of
service)
Five years before retiring, Pak Rahim, as he is fondly called,
started thinking about what to do in his retirement. He
wanted to do something he enjoyed, but productive as well.
“In the end I opened a kiosk. The business is not for me, but
for my children and grandchildren. I feel I need to build a
financial foundation for my family, particularly in times like
these,” he said.
When he retired in June 2011, Pak Rahim felt more than
overjoyed. “Everything I have is more than enough. At 57,
the quality of life and my social relationships have not
deteriorated at all. To always be grateful, that is the key to
happiness, I think,” he said.
More than anything, Pak Rahim decided not to cut ties with
PT Vale despite having retired from there. “I don’t know why,
but I feel like I am indebted to the company, and I feel like I
can still make a contribution to the company,” he said.
So when he heard the company was going through tough
times and needed workers, Pak Rahim did not hesitate the
offer and rejoined the company. In June 2012, Pak Rahim
was entrusted to support the company’s External Relations
Special Project. “It has always been my belief that I should
work maximally. How can the company give benefits to its
employees if we don’t provide a benefit to the company?”
he said.
Tips from Pak Rahim
• Set aside your salary
to prepare for your old
age.
Better still, use it for
supporting a financial
growth activity, such
as a business or other typ
e of
investment.
• Discuss all your plans
with the family. They are
the
people who will always
support you, said Rahim
.
• Instill a sense of self-su
fficiency within your fam
ily
members.
Latief Hasyim has chosen to keep busy in retirement by
spending time with his family and getting involved in fun
activities. This is because Latief feels that he lost a lot of
family time when he was working. “So now it’s like payback
time. When I was working, work hours always got in the way
of catching up with people. But not anymore; I am really
happy and enjoying my time. Just look at my face, see how
it’s glowing?” he said, beaming.
One of Latief’s activities is managing the Inco Vale Retirees
Alliance, which has a secretariat in Makassar. Latief has
been entrusted by his Vale-retiree colleagues to chair the
organization, which has more than 300 members. “This
alliance provides a meeting space and maintains members’
emotional bonds. Retirees living in Jakarta and Bandung call
themselves Mitra Malili Matano. Every three months we hold
a reunion,” added Latief, who plans to travel with his wife to
visit a friend in the US.
During his productive years, when he was earning an
income, Latief started setting aside some of his salary. “The
most important thing before retiring is planning. Employees
should understand that it is impossible for them to keep
working forever; one’s age and ability will limit this,” said
Latief, whose last position in the company was manager of
Provincial External Relations.
With this outlook on life, Latief started thinking about
retirement preparations 20 years earlier. In 1989 Latief
began setting aside his income in savings and started to
invest in a house. “That way, I would have my own house
straight away on retirement, when I’d no longer have one as
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a job perk,” he added. Besides making physical investments,
Latief considered it just as important to invest in education
for his children.
Tips from Pak Latief
• Your age and ability have limits. Prepare for your
retirement early on.
• Don’t be lulled by employee perks, such as
housing. It is only a loan. You need to have your
own house when you retire,” Latief said.
• A pensioner needs to have mental strength. Find
this through the support of, and positive
communication with families, close friends and
colleagues.
• Stay fit by engaging in lightweight sport that you
enjoy. I still make time to play badminton, tennis
and golf, he said.
• Combine this also with positive thinking, eating
healthily and in moderation.
Sugito (59 years old, 25 years of service)
Learn and keep learning was Sugito’s outlook on life as
retirement approached. “You can learn from anywhere
friends, family or relatives. But I am motivated mostly by
books,” said the former employee of PT Vale’s Civil Mining
division.
It was the knowledge from books that broadened his
horizon two years before his retirement in 2006. “Two
sentences greatly inspired me: ‘You can’t move forward if
you don’t give it your all’, and ‘If you play with water, don’t
just splash around; get soaked’,” he said, quoting from
inspirational books by Safir Senduk and Mario Teguh.
intuition were his main assets. And it turned out that starting
a business was not easy. “For three months, the kiosk had
hardly any customers,” he said with a laugh.
Refusing to give up, Sugito learned his way to a solution.
Again, he found inspiration in a book, which advised readers
that selling required a strategy and that it was necessary to
“advertise your merchandise”. Sugito also looked for ways
to buy his supplies directly from the wholesaler. Slowly but
surely his kiosk started attracting customers.
Sugito said three things ensure employees are ready for
retirement: they must be clever at managing their lifestyle,
good at managing finances, and be less egotistical with
their spouse. “If you can’t even give in to your wife, there is a
chance your dreams can never be fulfilled,” he added.
Retiring is also not a time for sitting around and doing
nothing, or stopping activities altogether. Retirees can still
make friends and engage in activities in which they are
skilled. “Take me, for example. I have friends who know my
competency in certain areas and ask me to help them in their
jobs. I have in fact turned them down, but they keep forcing
me to join and are even willing to pay me,” he said with a smile.
To maintain his health, Sugito rides his stationary bike three
times a week for 20 minutes. He is also on a blood-type diet,
the information for which he discovered again in a book. “As a
result, for the last three years I have never been sick,” he said. []
Tips from Pak Sugito
• It is more important to prioritize
buying an item
that is necessar y and functional
rather than to
simply fulfill an urge to consume
.
• Live sensibly; there is no need to
be extravagant.
• Keep learning to find inspiring activ
ities. This can
be through books or friends.
So Sugito decided to open a kiosk selling staple groceries
in a housing estate in Sorowako. “Actually I didn’t have
experience and knew nothing about trading. But I found
the courage to give it a go,” added Sugito, who was born in
Jember on 17 August 1954.
His decision, however, was not made without careful
calculation. The strategic location of his house and his sharp
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L AP OR A N UTA MA
Kami Sudah Memulainya,
Sekarang!
Masih bekerja dan punya pendapatan, mereka telah menyusun
rencana bila masa pensiun tiba. Inilah kisah mereka.
Anwar Laso’, Operation Process Controller
Saya banyak melihat dan mendengar cerita karyawan Vale yang memprihatinkan hidupnya ketika
pensiun. Akhirnya mereka memilih kembali bekerja melalui perusahaan kontraktor. Pilihan itu bukan
karena fisik mereka masih kuat, tapi karena tuntutan ekonomi.
Saya tidak ingin hal itu terjadi pada saya dan keluarga. Ketika pensiun nanti, saya ingin menikmati
hidup dengan bersantai bersama keluarga atau jalan-jalan, memiliki tempat tinggal yang baik, dan
anak-anak sudah mandiri. Bukan kembali bekerja.
Maka itu, saya dan istri sejak sekarang mulai mencicil kebutuhan masa tua tersebut. Mumpung kami
berdua masih sama-sama bekerja dan masa kerja saya masih 20 tahun lagi.
Persiapan kami berupa menabung dan membeli properti berupa tanah. Selain itu, membesarkan dan mendidik anak sejak sekarang dengan
baik agar kelak mereka mandiri. Ini menurut saya juga merupakan investasi. Tentu kami juga membekali mereka dengan proteksi berupa
asuransi pendidikan.
Saya juga pelan-pelan mulai mempelajari bagaimana menjalankan sebuah bisnis. Meski belum tahu mau buka usaha apa. Tapi setidaknya
bisa menambah referensi saya yang mungkin kelak berguna.
Asriani Amiruddin, Senior Coordinator External Relations Makassar
Pensiun itu butuh persiapan yang lama dan tidak mudah. Tapi persiapan ini juga bisa jadi
menyenangkan. Yang pertama saya lakukan adalah membicarakan target dengan suami. Misalnya,
kami sepakat di 10 tahun pertama pernikahan, kebutuhan utama seperti asuransi jiwa, dana darurat,
rumah, kendaraan, dan tabungan pendidikan anak-anak harus sudah terpenuhi.
Setelah semua itu terpenuhi, kami mulai fokus pada investasi hari tua. Untuk memulai investasi di
hari tua, saya rasa kita semua juga perlu memasang target. Kalau saya, targetnya pensiun saya bisa
hidup sejahtera. Bukan jadi kaya tapi sejahtera.
Saya beruntung sekali kenal pensiunan PT Vale yang mengajari berbagai cara berinvestasi. Saya
juga senang membaca artikel dari para perencana keuangan dan semakin tertarik untuk
mengembangkan aset. Awalnya saya membuka tabungan rencana dan deposito. Hal itu saya lakukan sebelum menjadi karyawan PT Vale.
Setelah banyak mendapat masukan dan membaca artikel, mulailah saya melirik obligasi negara ritel (ORI). Lumayan bagus tapi hasilnya
tidak seperti yang saya harapkan. Bagi saya, coba-coba itu tidak apa-apa, sebagai pembelajaran.
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L AP O R AN UTAMA
Lalu saya beralih ke emas dan reksadana. Sedikit demi sedikit saya kumpulkan dan ternyata hasilnya bagus. Kenaikan harga emas selalu
di atas inflasi, jadi bagi saya ini investasi yang menarik. Beberapa tahun terakhir, saya dan suami ingin meningkatkan nilai investasi.
Maka kami mulai mencari tahu seputar properti. Ternyata investasi di bidang inilah yang paling menguntungkan untuk jangka panjang.
Mulailah kami mengembangkan aset properti. Ternyata investasi juga bikin kecanduan. Sekarang saya antusias sekali berinvestasi,
belanja belakangan. Setiap tahun, saya dan suami me-review aset dan merancang target untuk tahun berikutnya. Saya yakin, kalau punya
kemauan, semua orang bisa menabung dan berinvestasi. Pelan-pelan saja, sedikit demi sedikit. Tapi memang harus dimulai sejak dini dan
konsisten.
Saya membayangkan, di hari tua nanti saya hidup sejahtera di sebuah peternakan besar. Mungkin saya terinspirasi dari nenek saya di
kampung yang tetap awet muda dengan berkebun dan beternak. Menjadi peternak yang sejahtera, itu harapan saya.
Joni Rangan, Defense Security & Service
Meski pensiun saya 17 tahun lagi, saya mulai mempersiapkan diri dan belajar dari sekarang.
Ada tiga hal yang saya persiapkan: finansial, pola hidup, dan menjaga kesehatan. Untuk finansial,
saya hidup sesuai kemampuan. Tidak memaksakan harus punya ini-itu atau hidup bermewahmewah. Yang prioritas adalah kebutuhan utama terpenuhi. Saya berharap dari pola hidup dan cara
mengatur uang seperti ini, ketika pensiun nanti tidak terkaget-kaget dengan perubahan yang terjadi.
Yang saya tahu, orang yang pensiun banyak tidak siap karena perubahan pola hidup mereka. Dari
yang punya penghasilan dan hidup bermewah-mewah, menjadi tidak punya pendapatan, tapi
sulit mengerem keinginan. Maka itu, setiap akhir pekan saya juga selalu pergi berkebun atau
menggarap sawah saya. Ini penting untuk membiasakan diri ketika pensiun nanti tiba. Jadi
perubahannya tidak terlalu drastis dari karyawan lalu menjadi orang yang kerja di kebun. Selain
itu, saya sangat mengupayakan tabungan yang memadai untuk kebutuhan pendidikan anak-anak. Mereka juga saya bekali dengan
asuransi jiwa dan pendidikan.
Yati Surachman, Mining Department
Yang saya pikirkan ketika pensiun, sederhananya, hidup tanpa harus memikirkan makan apa
besok, bisa tidur tenang di rumah, dan menikmati hari-hari bersama keluarga. Maka itu saya
bersama suami mulai berusaha sedikit-sedikit sekarang. Menyisihkan 20 persen gaji kami per
bulan. Membeli tanah dan membekali diri kami dengan asuransi tambahan di luar yang di-cover
perusahaan.
Kami punya mimpi memiliki investasi yang cukup untuk masa depan. Saya optimistis mimpi itu
terwujud karena pasangan saya juga mendukung hal tersebut. Apalagi masa kerja saya sebelum
usia pensiun masih 26 tahun lagi.
Darius Tandiabang, Medical
Bagi saya, materi memang penting untuk persiapan pensiun atau masa tua saya nanti. Namun
menurut saya, materi bukanlah segalanya. Bagi saya, memberikan pelayanan kemanusiaan
merupakan kepuasan bagi saya saat ini dan ketika pensiun nanti. Saya yakin bila kita hidup dengan
benar, maka Tuhan akan mencukupkan rezeki kita.
Maka itu, modal yang saya cicil untuk masa tua sejak sekarang, lebih ke pengembangan diri,
memperbaiki kualitas diri termasuk pengetahuan. Sehingga hari-hari pensiun saya nanti dapat
saya isi dengan membantu dan pelayanan kemanusiaan. []
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COV ER STO RY
We Are The Preppers!
They still work, receive an income and are planning for their
retirement. These are their stories.
Anwar Laso’, Operation Process Controller
I have seen and heard stories of Vale employees who live a heartrending life after retiring. In the end they choose to be reemployed by contractors. They come to the decision not because they are physically fit but because of economic pressure.
I don’t want that to happen to me and my family. When I retire, I want to enjoy life by relaxing with
my family or traveling, owning a comfortable house and seeing my children become independent.
Not by going back to work.
That’s why my wife and I have already started setting aside installments for what we will need in our
old age, while we are both still working and while I have 20 years more of service.
Our preparation consists of building up our savings and buying property. We also raise and educate our children well so they will grow to
become self-sufficient I also consider this as an investment. Of course, we also protect them with education insurance.
Also, I have started learning about how to run a business, though I don’t know what kind of business to have. Nonetheless, it will be a
reference point that may prove useful in future.
Asriani Amiruddin, Senior Coordinator External Relations Makassar
Retiring requires long-term preparation that is not necessarily easy, but it can be fun. The first thing I
have done is to discuss my targets with my husband. For instance, we agreed that in the first 10 years
of our marriage, we would cover major necessities such as life insurance, emergency funds, housing, vehicles and an education savings fund for the children.
After that, we would start focusing on investing for our old age. To do this, I think we should also set a
target. My personal target for retirement is to be able to live in comfort. Not to be rich, but
comfortable.
I have been fortunate to know PT Vale retirees who have taught me how to invest. I also enjoy
reading articles by financial planners and I am interested in asset development. I started by opening
a planned savings account and term deposit. I did this before I joined PT Vale. After getting lots of input and reading articles, I started looking
at Indonesian retail bonds (ORI). It was alright, but not as good as I had expected. I think experimenting like this is fine because it is a learning
experience.
Then I looked at gold and mutual funds. I started slowly accumulating funds, and the results were pleasing. Gold prices were always
increasing at a higher rate than inflation, so I saw that as an attractive investment. In the last few years, my husband and I decided to increase
the value of our investment, so we started looking at property. It turns out that investment in this field is the most profitable in the long run.
And so we decided to develop our property assets. I found that investing is addictive. Now I enthusiastically invest first and go shopping later.
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Each year, my husband and I review our assets and set a target for the following year. I’m sure that anyone can save and invest if they want to.
Just go slowly, do it a little bit at a time. But it’s true that you should start early and be consistent.
I am imagining that in my old age, I will live comfortably in a large farm. Maybe I’ve been inspired by my grandmother who lives in the
countryside and who has managed to look young through her gardening and farming activities. My hope is to one day become a farmer
living comfortably.
Joni Rangan, Defense Security & Service
Although I don’t retire for another 17 years, I have already started preparing and studying for it. There are three things to prepare: finances, lifestyle and health. In terms of finances, I live within
my means; I won’t pressure myself into own this or that, or live extravagantly. My priority is to fulfill
my basic needs. I hope that by living and managing my money this way, the changes that will
come with retirement won’t come as such a shock.
From what I gather, many pensioners are not prepared for the change in lifestyle. From having
once earned a salary and lived extravagantly, they end up with no income and yet they cannot
resist their desires. That’s why every weekend I do some gardening or work in my rice field. This is
important so I’ll be used to it when I retire, and the change from being an employee to a being
a garden worker will not come as such a shock. I am also building up my savings for my children’s
education and provide them with education and life insurance.
Yati Surachman, Mining Department
When I retire I want, quite simply, to live a life without wondering what to eat tomorrow, being
able to sleep peacefully at home, and enjoy days with my family. That’s why my husband and I have
started preparing now. We set aside 20 percent of our salary each month, buy land and protect
ourselves with extra insurance outside what the company has covered.
Our dream is to have sufficient investments for the future. I am optimistic we can fulfill this dream
because my partner is also supportive of this. I still have 26 years of service before retiring.
Darius Tandiabang, Medical
I think it is important to prepare the material side of things for retirement, but I don’t think the
material aspect is everything. For me, providing humanitarian services is satisfying, and I hope to
continue doing so when I retire in future. I am sure that if we live righteously, God will provide.
For this reason, the assets I am slowly accumulating for retirement have more to do with selfdevelopment and self-improvement; this applies also to knowledge. This way, I will be able to fill
my days in retirement by helping others and providing humanitarian services. []
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KINERJA
Pesawat Baru
di Bandara Sorowako
ATR 42-500 gantikan Fokker 50.
Setelah melayani penerbangan Makassar-Sorowako dan
sebaliknya selama lima tahun, sejak 21 Mei lalu pesawat
Fokker 50 buatan Belanda tahun 1994 itu resmi “pensiun”. Ia
digantikan ATR 42-500 bikinan Perancis tahun 1998.
Acara peresmian dihadiri Presiden Direktur PT Vale Nico
Kanter, Chief Financial Officer Febriany Eddy, Senior GM
Operation Excellence Mario Paventi, Direktur External
Relations Basrie Kamba, dan Kapten Pesawat Indonesia Air
Transport Wildi Manua. Acara ditandai dengan pemotongan
pita dan penyerahan miniatur ATR 42-500 oleh Kapten Wildi
Manua kepada Presdir PT Vale Nico Kanter.
Situs ATR menyebutkan, seri 42-500 merupakan pesawat
penumpang berukuran medium yang lincah. Mampu
menembus ketinggian 1.500-17.000 kaki dalam tempo 10
menit. Pesawat dengan panjang 22,6 meter ini irit bahan
bakar untuk kelas 50 penumpang dan emisi CO2-nya lebih
rendah 20 persen daripada model sebelumnya.
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Menurut Kapten Wildi Manua, ATR 42-500 lebih canggih
dibandingkan pesawat sebelumnya. ”Teknologi safety dan
kenyamanannya juga lebih bagus. Pesawat ini juga banyak
dipakai dalam penerbangan non komersial di Indonesia,”
ungkap Wildi.
Peremajaan pesawat ini merupakan komitmen PT Vale
dalam meningkatkan kenyamanan dan keselamatan
penerbangan bisnis karyawan dan mitranya. Dalam
sambutannya, Manager of Maintenance Planning Agus
Nunar Hikmawan mengatakan, ”Pesawat baru ini
merupakan salah satu kesepakatan PT Vale dengan IAT,
bertujuan agar penerbangan lebih nyaman dan aman.”
Hal ini sejalan dengan perbaikan infrastruktur dan fasilitas
Bandara Sorowako serta upgrading dan sertifikasi operator
dan petugas keamanan yang telah rampung tahun lalu.
Khusus untuk penerbangan PT Vale ini, kapasitas ATR 42-500
menjadi 40 kursi dari sebelumnya 46 kursi. Hingga seluruh
suku cadang ATR 42-500 terpenuhi, Fokker 50 berstatus
stand by di Bandara Sorowako. []
P ERFOR MANC E
New Airplanes
at Sorowako Airport
ATR 42-500 replaces Fokker 50.
After serving the Makassar-Sorowako route for five (?) years,
the 1994 Dutch-manufactured Fokker 50 was officially
decommissioned on 21 May. It has been replaced by a 1998
French-made ATR 42-500.
An inauguration ceremony was held and attended by PT
Vale President Director Nico Kanter, Chief Financial Officer
Febriany Eddy, Operation Excellence Senior GM Mario
Paventi, External Relations Director Basrie Kamba, and
Indonesia Air Transport Captain Wildi Manua. The event
featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and the presentation of
a miniature ATR 42-500 by Captain Wildi Manua to PT Vale
President Director Nico Kanter.
According to the ATR website, the 42-500 is an agile
medium-size passenger aircraft. It can make a fast climb
from 1,500 feet to 17,000 feet in less than 10 minutes.
Measuring 22.6 meters in length, it is economical in terms
of fuel consumption for the 50-passenger aircraft category;
its CO2 emissions are 20 percent lower than that of earlier
models.
According to Captain Wildi Manua, the ATR 42-500 is more
sophisticated than the previous aircraft. “It also has better
safety technology and comfort. This type of aircraft is used
widely for non-commercial flights across Indonesia,” Wildi
said.
The regeneration of airplanes reflects PT Vale’s commitment
to improving the comfort and safety of business flights for
company partners and employees. In his welcome address,
Manager of Maintenance Planning Agus Nunar Hikmawan
said, “This new airplane comes as the result of an agreement
between PT Vale and IAT aiming to make flights safer and
more comfortable.” This is also in line with infrastructure
developments and improved facilities at Sorowako Airport
as well as the upgrade and certification of security officers
and operators last year.
For PT Vale, seating capacity of the ATR 42-500 has been set
at 40 seats; previously this was 46 seats. The Fokker 50 will
be on standby at Sorowako Airport until all the ATR 42-500’s
spare parts are complete. []
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KINERJA
Situs Baru
PT Vale Rilis
Tampil modern minimalis dan padat informasi. Lebih segar
dibandingkan situs era Inco yang telah ada sejak 2004.
Situs PT Vale kini beralamat vale.com/indonesia. Sebagai
bagian dari situs global vale.com, ia terkoneksi dengan situs
unit bisnis Vale lainnya di dunia, seperti Kanada, Kaledonia
Baru, dan lainnya.
Langkah itu dimulai pada November 2012, ketika Microsoft
Share Point dipilih sebagai content management system
yang baru untuk pengelolaan website, berkolaborasi dengan
tim lokal maupun global.
Ketua Dewan Komisaris PT Vale Ricardo Carvalho
meresmikan situs baru PT Vale tersebut di TAB tanggal
16 Juli lalu. Hadir dalam acara tersebut Presiden Direktur
Nico Kanter, Wapresdir Bernardus Irmanto, COO Josimar
Pires, Project Director Dani Widjaja, dan Direktur External
Relations & Corporate Affairs Basrie Kamba.
Situs baru PT Vale memiliki enam kanal informasi: “About
Vale”, “Business”, “Careers”, “Investors”, “Press”, dan “Supplier”.
Melalui situs ini, kita juga dapat mengakses beberapa
laporan perusahaan, seperti laporan tahunan, laporan
keuangan, pers rilis, dan publikasi lainnya.
Menurut Communications Coordinator Sihanto Bela,
website sebelumnya, pt-inco.co.id, sempat diubah dua kali,
pada Januari 2012 dan Juli 2013. Ini sejalan dengan brand
activation Vale pada akhir 2012, dan dimaksudkan agar isi
dan perwajahan website PT Vale selaras dengan website
global Vale.com. Alamatnya juga berubah, menjadi www.
valeindonesia.co.id. “Dengan tujuan menampilkan brand
tunggal, pada akhir 2012 Vale merombak drastis tampilan
dan pengelolaan website,” tambah Sihanto Bela.
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Ricardo menyarankan, isi website sebaiknya difokuskan
pada materi-materi unggulan. ”Tidak usah terlalu banyak
isinya, yang penting berkualitas dan selalu diperbarui,”
pesannya. Dia mengapresiasi kolaborasi intra-departemen
dalam mengembangkan isi lokal website. Dalam
pengembangannya, tim Communications bekerja erat
dengan IT, Investor Relations, Procurement-Contract Admin,
Human Resources, dan YPS.[]
P ERFOR MANC E
PT Vale’s
New Website Launched
Looking sleek, modern and packed with information,
the site is a fresh change from the Inco-era website
which has existed since 2004.
PT Vale can now be found at vale.com/indonesia. As part of
the global vale.com site, PT Vale’s site is connected to Vale’s
other business units, such as those in Canada and New
Caledonia.
Chairperson of PT Vale’s Board of Commissioners Ricardo
Carvalho inaugurated the new website at TAB on 16 July.
The event was attended by President Director Nico Kanter,
Vice President Director Bernardus Irmanto, COO Josimar
Pires, Project Director Dani Widjaja, and External Relations &
Corporate Affairs Director Basrie Kamba.
Ricardo suggested the website focus on selected content.
“It doesn’t need to contain too much, so long as it has high
quality and is continually updated,” he said. He appreciated
the intra-departmental collaboration undertaken in
developing local content. The Communications team
worked closely with IT, Investor Relations, ProcurementContract Admin, Human Resources and YPS teams. []
Communications Coordinator Sihanto Bela explained that
the old website, pt-inco.co.id, has changed twice, first in
January 2012 and then in July 2013. The change part of
Vale’s brand activation program in late 2012 is aimed at
synchronizing the content and appearance of PT Vale’s site
with that of the global website, Vale.com. Before, the URL
has also been changed to www.valeindonesia.co.id. “In late
2012 Vale changed the appearance and management of its
website quite drastically to reflect the single brand,” added
Sihanto Bela.
The changes commenced in November 2012 when
Microsoft Share Point was selected as the website’s new
content management system, in collaboration with local
and global teams.
PT Vale’s new site consists of six information channels:
“About Vale”, “Business”, “Careers”, “Investors”, “Press”, and
“Suppliers”. The site allows us to access several company
reports, including annual reports, financial reports, press
releases and other publications.
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KINERJA
Modifikasi VSD
ala Tim Electric
Shop, Plant
Maintenance,
dan MSE
Menghemat biaya sekaligus
menurunkan operation delay.
Di balik tantangan, ada peluang. Semangat ini disadari oleh
Tim Electric Workshop, Plant Maintenance, dan Maintenance
System & Engineering (MSE). Ketika dihadapkan pada
target peningkatan produksi dengan biaya yang efisien,
mereka berinovasi dengan memanfaatkan alat bekas, yang
dimodifikasi menjadi alat pendukung produksi di area
Process Plant.
Alat hasil modifikasi Tim Electric Workshop tersebut
dinamakan variable speed drive (VSD). Selama ini, tes
motor di main drive, dryer, kiln, dan converter mengunakan
alat yang kurang sepadan tenaganya. Alat yang tersedia
di Electric Workshop hanya mampu mengetes motor
berkekuatan 200 horsepower. Padahal, motor-motor di
alat produksi tidak sedikit yang berkekuatan lebih dari
200 horsepower. Akibatnya, tim Electric Workshop hanya
menggunakan fasilitas pengukuran yang ada tanpa
mengujinya, yakni dengan menghubungkan ke sumber
energi langsung (run test).
Demikianlah, bila Electric Workshop kedatangan alat di atas
kapasitas motor pengetesan, mereka harus menyediakan
beberapa komponen baru, seperti transformer, stater motor,
dan kabel-kabel. “Sementara proyek pengadaan komponen
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Alat pengetesan motor VCD di Electric Workshop Support Service.
pengetesan motor bisa mencapai 500.000 dollar AS,” ujar
Manager Electrical Engineering Process Plant & Utilities
Rustam Saleh.
Dengan cara lama itu, tim pernah mengalami kegagalan
beberapa kali. Ketika dites di Electric Workshop berhasil,
namun ketika diuji langsung di lokasi kiln atau converter
mengalami kegagalan setelah beroperasi beberapa minggu.
“Kondisi ini pernah terjadi ketika kami memperbaiki
Main Drive Motor Kiln 3 pada bulan April tahun 2013,” ujar
Electrical Engineer Suherman.
Ide memodifikasi alat muncul sekitar Februari 2013. Mereka
teringat keberadaan VSD yang tersimpan di warehouse dan
sama sekali belum pernah digunakan. VSD itu merupakan
eks proyek 2006. “Ketika itu (2005—Red), harga VSD
mencapai 35.000 dollar AS. Bersama tim Process Plant
Maintenance, Electric Workshop, kami memodifikasi VSD.
Power distribusi untuk pengetesan motor-motor listrik
berdaya besar didongkrak naik. Voltase motor listrik yang
semula hanya dapat mengetes alat bertegangan 380 volt
dinaikkan menjadi 680 volt. Sedangkan tenaga motor yang
mampu dites bisa mencapai 800 horsepower,” ujar Suhrman.
Dia menambahkan, “Inti VSD ini bervoltase kecil tapi
K INER J A
Komponen alat pengetesan motor VCD di Electric Workshop Support Service.
Seorang pekerja sedang mengontrol operasi converter.
mampu mengetes motor bertegangan dan bertenaga lebih
besar daripada kapasitasnya. Caranya dengan memanipulasi
kontrol VSD.”
Kini, dengan alat baru ciptaan sendiri itu, Tim Electric
Workshop tidak pernah mengalami kegagalan pengetesan
motor alat produksi. “Kondisi ini membuat delay operasi
dapat semakin ditekan. Tentunya ini sesuai dengan target
peningkatan volume produksi perusahaan,” ungkap
Coordinator Electric Workshop Butro.
Kurang dari 2.000 Dollar AS
Lain halnya di area converter. Beberapa kali VSD DC
Simoreg yang dipergunakan untuk mengontrol operational
Converter 4 mengalami kegagalan, khususnya pada sisi
internal field card VSD. Ini menyebabkan perusahaan
kehilangan produksi karena Converter 4 tidak bisa
dioperasikan selama perbaikan dilakukan.
Tempat Instalasi Magnetic Field Power Supply di area converter.
Bukan hanya sukses dengan kinerja alat, biaya modifikasi
dan desain alat ini juga jauh efisien. Untuk membuat external
magnetic field, Tim Electric Maintenance dan MSE butuh dana
tak lebih dari 2.000 dollar AS.
Desain baru yang dilakukan ini telah membuahkan hasil
ketika internal field card Converter 4 mengalami kegagalan
lagi pada 20 Juni 2013. Operasional Converter 4 tidak
mengalami delay karena tersedia back up system external
magnetic field. Perusahaan pun terhindar dari kerugian
produksi sekitar 74.000 dollar AS.
Terkadang ide sederhana berdampak besar bagi perusahaan.
Bila modifikasi ini tidak pernah lahir, Electric Workshop
terpaksa menganggarkan 250.000 dollar AS ditambah
500.000 dollar AS untuk pengadaan peralatan tes dan power
supply. Demikian halnya di area converter jika terjadi masalah
internal field card pada VSD DC Simoreg. Perusahaan bisa
kehilangan produksi sekitar 74.000 dollar AS. []
“Telah dilakukan beberapa modifikasi sederhana, namun
baru efektif menghilangkan kegagalan yang sama pada
sistem VSD Converter 4 dengan membuat desain tambahan,
yakni dengan membuat external magnetic field,” ujar
Electrical Designer Djeli Toding.
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VSD Modification a la
Team Electric Shop, Plant
Maintenance and MSE
Both a cost cutting measure and an effort to reduce operational delays.
Component 0f VCD’s motor tester
installation at Electr ic Workshop
Support Service.
Behind every challenge is an opportunity: this was the
spirit behind the work of the team from Electric Workshop,
Plant Maintenance and Maintenance System & Engineering
(MSE). When faced by a target to increase production while
keeping costs low, team members improvised by using
old equipment and modifying these into product support
equipment for the Process Plant area.
The variable speed drive (VSD) is the name of the
equipment resulting from the Electric Workshop Team’s
modifications. Currently, engine tests on the main drive,
dryer, kiln and converter are conducted using tools that
lack the necessary power capacity; equipment at Electric
Workshop can only test engines measuring 200 horsepower.
In fact, the capacity of many engines in production
equipment exceeds 200 horsepower, so the Electric
Workshop team has been using measuring facilities without
testing, or conducting a test run on them.
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As a result, when Electric Workshop receives equipment
with a capacity larger than that of exiting testing tools,
new components must be brought in. These may include
transformers, engine starters and cabling. “Meanwhile,
procuring engine testing components can cost up to
$500,000,” said Electrical Engineering Process Plant &
Utilities Manager Rustam Saleh.
Under those circumstances, the team had experienced
several failures: equipment would be tested successfully
at Electric Workshop, but failed when tested directly, on
location at the kiln or converter, after operating for several
weeks. “This happened when we fixed Main Drive Motor Kiln
3 in April 2013,” said Electrical Engineer Suherman.
P ERFOR MANC E
The idea to modify old equipment emerged around
February 2013, when they remembered the brand-new
VSD stored in the warehouse that had never been used. The
VSD was left over from a 2006 project. “At the time (in 2005
Ed.), VSDs cost $35,000. Together with the Process Plant
Maintenance and Electric Workshop teams we modified the
VSD. Power distribution for testing large capacity electrical
engines was increased. The voltage of electrical engines
originally capable of testing only 380 volt equipment was
increased to 680 volts. Meanwhile, testing could be done
on engines with capacities of up to 800 horsepower,” said
Suherman.
“The core of this VSD has a small voltage but it is capable of
testing engines with a higher voltage and power capacity
than its own. This is done by manipulating the VSD’s
controls,” he added.
Now, with the new equipment, Electric Workshop team no
longer experiences failures in their testing of production
equipment engines. “This means operational delays are
reduced, and of course it is also in line with the company’s
target to increase production volume,” said Electric
Workshop Coordinator Butro.
Activity at converter area.
Less than $2,000
A different situation exists in the Converter area. Several
times the Simoreg DC VSD that was used to control
operations at Converter 4 had failed; more specifically this
was related to the VSD’s internal field card. The situation
resulted in significant production losses as Converter 4
could not operate while undergoing repair.
“Some simple modifications were made, but then what
effectively eliminated the failure to Converter 4’s VSD system
was when an extra feature was added: an external magnetic
field,” said Electrical Designer Djeli Toding.
Not only did this improve equipment performance, the
modification and redesign of the equipment was extremely
cost efficient. To make the external magnetic field, the
Electrical Maintenance and MSE team needed no more than
$2,000.
The new design proved successful in resolving Converter
4’s internal field card failure which happened again on 20
June 2013. Thanks to the external magnetic field backup
system, Converter 4’s operations were not delayed and the
company avoided production losses potentially amounting
to $74,000.
Installation PlaceM agnetic Field
Power Supply.
Sometimes simple ideas have a big impact on the
company. If these modifications had not taken place,
Electric Workshop would have had to budget $250,000 plus
$500,000 for the procurement of testing equipment and
power supplies. And in the converter area, if there was a
problem with the internal field card of the Simoreg DC VSD,
the company would have had to suffer about $74,000 in
losses. []
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Town Hall Meeting
Ide Penghematan
untuk Hadapi Pasar Labil
Perlu peran seluruh departemen untuk mencari solusi.
Bernardus Irmanto, Chief Operation Officer Josimar Pires, dan
Chief Financial Officer Febriany Eddy. Mereka menyajikan
presentasi bersama berjudul ”To Keep, To Survive”.
Town Hall Meeting kali ini sedikit berbeda dari sebelumsebelumnya. Berlangsung hampir tiga jam, pertemuan
membahas isu yang sedang hangat, yakni kelesuan pasar
nikel dunia dan posisi keuangan perusahaan yang dianggap
tidak sehat.
Febriany Eddy, pengganti CFO sebelumnya, Fabio Bechara,
mengatakan, situasi pasar nikel tidak dapat diprediksi.
Karena itu, PT Vale perlu ekstra menyiapkan skenario
terburuk. Salah satu antisipasinya adalah menginventarisasi
proyek/inisiatif untuk disinkronkan dengan agenda
penghematan dan kondisi kas perusahaan.
“Apa yang membedakan kita dengan perusahaan yang
nasibnya sama, yang sangat bergantung pada kondisi pasar?
Apa artinya tahun 2013 bagi perusahaan kita?” Pertanyaan
retorik ini dilontarkan Presiden Direktur PT Vale Nico Kanter,
satu dari tiga panelis dalam Town Hall Meeting yang digelar
di Gedung Ontaeluwu pada 20 Mei lalu, dan dihadiri
karyawan level L1 ke atas.
Pertanyaan tersebut dilontarkan Nico setelah sebelumnya
dia memaparkan soal belum kondusifnya situasi pasar nikel
dunia dan tantangan perusahaan. ”Yang membedakan
adalah kita punya komitmen. Kita mau bekerja sama untuk
mencari solusi dari situasi tertekan ini,” jawab Nico.
Selain CEO, narasumber lain adalah Wakil Presiden Direktur
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”Untuk mewujudkan hal tersebut, saya membentuk task
force guna memberikan ide-ide penghematan biaya. Task
force ini efektif bekerja pada Juni dan beranggotakan leaders
seluruh departemen,” ujar Febriany.
Menurut wanita yang pernah menjabat Business Planning
& Performance Manager Vale Base Metal Asia & Pacific
ini, pembentukan task force ini penting untuk membuat
keuangan perusahaan sehat. Pasalnya, harga nikel yang
cenderung lesu pada Mei-Juni dapat mengancam kinerja
dan keuangan perusahaan.
Dalam simulasi yang dipaparkan Febriany, bila penjualan
PT Vale pada 2013 mampu menembus 980 juta dollar AS,
sedangkan biaya produksi, belanja modal, dan riset sebesar
741 juta dollar AS, sementara aktivitas finansial senilai 96
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juta dollar AS dengan perhitungan harga nikel sampai akhir
tahun 14.000 dollar AS per metrik ton, cash flow PT Vale
minus 71 juta dollar AS. Pun bila harga nikel 15.000 dollar AS,
keuangan perusahaan belum baik pula, karena masih minus
39 juta dollar AS.
”Perusahaan yang sehat adalah perusahaan yang dapat
men-generate kas yang cukup untuk investasi dan
operasinya. Secara finansial, kita dapat saja melakukan
pemangkasan proyek demi proyek, namun itu bukan solusi
yang bijak. Ini tugas seluruh departemen untuk mencari
solusi terbaik,” tambah Febriany.
Keselamatan Kerja & Renegosiasi Kontrak
Karya
Sementara Bernardus Irmanto menjelaskan soal
perkembangan program HR Breakthrough, yang terdiri atas
survei karyawan, perbaikan kompetensi dan nilai, serta
inisiatif peningkatan kualitas lingkungan kerja.
Presentasi dilanjutkan oleh Nico Kanter. Dia menyampaikan
perkembangan terbaru renegosiasi Kontrak karya
yang ditargetkan rampung tahun ini. Tantangan yang
dihadapi perusahaan terkait luasan areal tambang, durasi
pengelolaan lahan, dan divestasi. “Ada poin-poin lain dalam
pembicaraan renegosiasi ini, misalnya terkait added value
processing, namun kita sudah punya smelter di Sorowako.
Ini menjadi modal kita. Termasuk transparansi pelaksanaan
CSR perusahaan melalui program Commdev, yang dapat
dipantau pemerintah melalui laporan berkala yang kita
sampaikan,” ujar Nico. []
Sebelumnya, Josimar Pires melakukan presentasi tentang
tren kecelakaan kerja. Menurut dia, angkanya masih
tergolong tinggi. Karena itu, Josimar mengingatkan untuk
memprioritaskan prosedur keselamatan kerja. Josimar
juga mengulas operation factor di pabrik yang ditargetkan
mencapai 80,8 persen pada tahun 2013.
Chief Financial Officer Febriany Eddy memaparkan soal kondisi pasar nikel
dunia dan imbas terhadap kinerja keuangan perusahaan.
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Town Hall Meeting
Cost Saving Ideas in Times
of Market Instability
The involvement of all departments is crucial to find a solution.
“What sets us apart from other companies who face the
same fate as us and rely heavily on market conditions?
What does the year 2013 means for our company?” These
rhetorical questions came from PT Vale President Director
Nico Kanter, who was one of three panelists speaking at a
Town Hall Meeting held in Ontaeluwu Building on 20 May.
The talk was attended by employees from level L1 and
above.
Nico’s questions came after he had explained about the
challenges currently faced by the company and unfavorable
conditions of the world’s nickel market. “What sets us apart
from the others is our commitment. We are willing to work
together to find a solution despite the depressing situation,”
Nico answered.
The Town Hall Meeting this time was slightly different from
others. Lasting almost three hours, it discussed the hot topic
of slumping world nickel prices and the company’s financial
position, which many regarded as being unhealthy.
Other keynote speakers besides the CEO were Vice President
Director Bernardus Irmanto, Chief Operation Officer Josimar
Pires, and Chief Financial Officer Febriany Eddy. Their joint
presentation was titled “To Keep, To Survive”.
Febriany Eddy, who replaced Fabio Bechara as CFO, said the
nickel market was unpredictable and for this reason it was
important for PT Vale to prepare for a worst-case scenario.
One way to do this was by making an inventory of projects
or initiatives that could by synchronized with the company’s
financial and cost-saving agenda.
“To do this, I have set up a task force aimed at generating
cost-saving ideas. This task force effectively starts working
in June and consists of leaders of all departments,” Febriany
said.
According to Febriany, who was previously Vale’s Base Metal
Asia & Pacific Business Planning & Performance Manager,
the task force was important for improving the company’s
financial health as low nickel prices in the May-June period
continued to threaten the company’s performance and
finances.
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Febriany illustrated that if PT Vale’s sales in 2013 exceeded
$980 million while production costs, capital expenditure and
research amounted to $741 million, and financial activities
came to $96 million, taking into account nickel prices of
$14,000 per metric ton until the end of this year, PT Vale
would have a negative cash flow of $71 million. Even if nickel
prices were $15,000, the company’s finances would still be
languishing, with negative $39 million.
“A healthy company is one that can generate enough cash
for investing and operating. Financially, we could of course
cut back project after project, but that is not a wise solution.
It is the job of all departments to find the best solution,”
Febriany added.
Occupational Safety & Contract of Work
Renegotiations Work
Prior to that, Josimar Pires made a presentation on the
Meanwhile, Bernardus Irmanto explained the progress of
the HR Breakthrough program involving employee surveys,
improvements in competence and values and initiatives to
improve workplace quality.
In his presentation, Nico Kanter explained the latest
developments of the Contract of Work renegotiations
targeted for completion this year. The challenges faced by
the company relate to mining area size, the duration of land
management and divestiture. “Then there are other points of
discussion, such as added value processing, but we already
have a smelter in Sorowako; this is our capital. Also, there is
the issue of transparency in implementing the company’s
Commdev CSR program, which the government can monitor
through the regular reports we send them,” said Nico. []
trend in workplace accidents. He said the figures were still
very high so occupational safety procedures should remain
a priority. Josimar said the factory’s operation factor was
targeted at 80.8 percent for 2013.
Chief Operation Officer Josimar Pires made a
presentation on the trend in workplace accidents.
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Perwakilan
Mitsui
Kunjungi
PT Vale
Agenda untuk studi kelayakan
investasi.
Selama tiga hari, 25-27 Juni 2013, perwakilan Mitsui
mengunjungi area operasi PT Vale di Sorowako dan
proyek pengembangan bisnis di Pomalaa. Rombongan
terdiri atas Shinichi Takei (CEO Mitsui Philipina), Tatsuhiro
Torikai (Director Supervisor Mitsui & Co), Takayuki Suchida
(Manager of Base Metals Marketing at Mitsui & Co), Kenta
Kato (GM Mitsui Indonesia), dan Benny Kartakusumah
(Business Development Coordinator Mitsui Indonesia).
Mitsui merupakan perusahaan perdagangan kedua terbesar
di Jepang yang memiliki 18% saham Vale SA (global) sejak
2008.
Hari pertama, dipaparkan operasi, strategi, dan manajemen
lingkungan pasca-tambang PT Vale oleh Senior GM
Operation Excellence, Mario Paventi, dan tim di ruang rapat
gedung TAB. Hari kedua, dipandu Acting Senior General
Manager Mines and Exploration Department, Basri Kambatu
dan Manager of Mine Rehabilitation, Prio Ambodo Aris,
perwakilan Mitsui meninjau lokasi tambang di Anoa Selatan,
reklamasi di Puncak Himalaya, dan pengolahan limbah cair
di Pakalangkai Cromium Waste Water Treatment.
Ketika di area tambang, diskusi seputar operasi di Sorowako
dan proses penambangan berlangsung. Takayuki Suchida
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menanyakan soal kualitas nikel dan volume produksi nickel
ore di Sorowako. “Setiap tahun area Mining ini mampu
menghasilkan dua juta ton nickel ore dengan grade yang
bagus. Sedangkan produksi kami tahun 2013 ditargetkan
naik 10% dari tahun sebelumnya atau menjadi 78.000
metrik ton,” jawab Basri Kambatu.
Kegiatan dilanjutkan dengan diskusi dengan Tim
Process Development, yang diwakili Manager of Process
Development Setianto Daniel dan Senior Process Engineer
Hari Setiawan. Presentasi ditambah soal Coal Convertion
Project 1 (CCP 1) oleh Senior Process Engineer Themy Salim,
yang mengundang ketertarikan perwakilan Mitsui. Kenta
Kato, misalnya, menanyakan efisiensi yang dihasilkan dari
proyek konversi bahan bakar Process Plant ke batu bara.
“Dalam perhitungan kami, bisa menghemat biaya sampai
dua juta dollar AS per bulan,” ujar Themy Salim. Acara
ditutup dengan melihat dari dekat Process Plant.
Pada hari ketiga, rombongan Mitsui berkunjung ke kebun
pembibitan dan fasilitas publik, yakni rumah sakit dan
permukiman karyawan. Dilanjutkan dengan closing meeting
di TAB. Sesi ini dipimpin COO Josimar Pires, didampingi tim
Mining, Operation, dan Supporting Department. Diskusi
dibuka dengan presentasi soal PLTA, yang kemudian
berkembang tentang kinerja produksi, pajak, royalti, dan
program CSR PT Vale.
Dalam sesi ini Shinichi Takei mengungkapkan, kunjungan
selama tiga hari ini memberikan impresi tersendiri bagi
Mitsui. Takei juga menanyakan soal komposisi tenaga kerja,
rencana pengembangan bisnis dan operasi PT Vale ke
depan. “Saat ini kami memiliki 3.000 lebih pekerja dan 80%
merupakan orang lokal. Kami juga ingin beroperasi di sini
untuk jangka panjang, karena potensi nikelnya masih besar
sekali,” papar Josimar Pires.
Menurut Benny Kartakusumah, kunjungan Mitsui
ini bertujuan melakukan review dan studi kelayakan
pengembangan bisnis PT Vale. “Kami ingin melihat prospek
bisnis PT Vale, khususnya rencana pengembangan di
Pomala. Tapi kami juga ingin melihat hasil renegosiasi
Kontrak Karya,” ujar Benny. Usai dari Sorowako, rombongan
Mitsui melanjutkan kunjungan ke Pomala. []
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Mitsui Representatives
Visit PT Vale
On the agenda is an investment feasibility study.
For three days, from 25 to 27 June 2013, representatives
from Mitsui visited PT Vale’s operational area in Sorowako
and business development project in Pomalaa. The group
of visitors included Shinichi Takei (Mitsui Philippines CEO),
Tatsuhiro Torikai (Mitsui & Co Director Supervisor), Takayuki
Suchida (Manager of Base Metals Marketing at Mitsui & Co),
Kenta Kato (Mitsui Indonesia GM) and Benny Kartakusumah
(Mitsui Indonesia Business Development Coordinator).
Mitsui is the second largest trading company in Japan and
since 2008 has 18% ownership of global Vale SA shares.
On the first day of their visit, a team led by Operation
Excellence Senior GM, Mario Paventi, provided the group
with information on PT Vale’s operations, strategies and
post-mining environmental management program.
This was held in the meeting room of the TAB building.
On the second day, Mines and Exploration Department
Acting Senior General Manager, Basri Kambatu, and Mine
Rehabilitation Manager, Prio Ambodo Aris, took the visitors
to the Anoa Selatan mining site, the reclamation in Puncak
Himalaya and the Pakalangkai Cromium Waste Water
Treatment facility.
At the mining site, while discussing operations in Sorowako,
Takayuki Suchida asked about the quality of nickel and the
production volume of nickel ore in Sorowako. “Each year
this mining area can produce two million tons of good
grade nickel ore. Our production target for 2013 is 10% or
78,000 metric tons more than the previous year,” said Basri
Kambatu.
The group held discussions with the Process Development
Team represented by Manager of Process Development,
Setianto Daniel, and Senior Process Engineer, Hari Setiawan.
There was also a presentation on Coal Conversion Project
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1 (CCP 1) by Senior Process Engineer Themy Salim, which
prompted Mitsui’s Kenta Kato to ask about the efficiency of
the Process Plant’s fuel conversion project. “According to our
calculations, it can save us up to $2 million a month,” said
Themy Salim. The day’s events ended with a tour of Process
Plant.
On the third day, the group visited the seedling nursery
and public facilities, which consisted of the hospital
and employee residences, and ended with a closing
meeting at TAB. This session was led by COO Josimar Pires,
who was accompanied by the Mining, Operation and
Supporting Department team. The discussions opened
with a presentation on the hydroelectric power plant and
continued with PT Vale’s production performance, taxes,
royalties and CSR program.
During the session, Shinichi Takei said the three-day visit
provided Mitsui with an impressive picture. Takei also
asked about the composition of the workforce and PT Vale’s
business development and operational plans. “Currently we
have 3,000 employees, 80% of whom are locals. We would
also like to continue long term operations here because
there is still a very large potential for nickel,” said Josimar
Pires.
According to Benny Kartakusumah, Mitsui’s visit was
intended as a review and a business development feasibility
study of PT Vale. “We would like to see PT Vale’s business
prospects, particularly the development plans in Pomala.
But we would also like to see the result of the Contract of
Work renegotiations,” said Benny. From Sorowako, the group
continued on to Pomala. []
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Tabloid Verbeek, Bacaan
Baru Masyarakat Lutim
Hadir sebagai media komunikasi PT Vale dengan
pemangku kepentingan.
Setelah dirancang hampir setengah tahun, akhirnya
tabloid Verbeek edisi pertama resmi diluncurkan pada 20
Juli lalu. Acara peluncuran berlangsung di Kantor Camat
Nuha, dihadiri Camat Nuha Kamal Rasyid, Camat Towuti
Mohammad Salman, Camat Wasuponda Awaluddin Anwar,
GM Communications & Media Relations Teuku Mufizar
Mahmud, GM Goverment Relations Rimba Andi Lolo, Ketua
FKUB Ardias Barah, tokoh masyarakat, perwakilan organisasi
masyarakat, organisasi wanita, pemuda, dan keagamaan.
“Nama Verbeek dipilih karena sudah akrab di telinga kita.
Inilah nama pegunungan di wilayah Luwu Timur, yang
mewadahi dinamika masyarakat, pemerintah, dan industri.
Ketiganya adalah stakeholder utama perusahaan,” ujar Teuku
Mufizar Mahmud.
Camat Nuha Kamal Rasyid menyambut baik kehadiran
tabloid Verbeek. ”Semoga tabloid ini menyokong upaya
transparansi pengelolaan pemberdayaan masyarakat yang
dirintis PT Vale, pemerintah, dan masyarakat. Dengan
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keterbukaan informasi, para pihak yang saling berinteraksi
akan semakin dewasa dan tidak mudah diprovokasi dan
dipolitisir,” kata Kamal. Tabloid dengan slogan ”Informasi,
Interaksi, Inspirasi” ini diarahkan menjadi media komunikasi
antara tiga pihak tersebut.
Edisi perdana Verbeek hadir setebal 12 halaman dengan
laporan utama monitoring dan evaluasi Crash Program
2012. Artikel lainnya berisi wawasan dan berita umum,
seperti tips kesehatan, cara membuat kue, safety, cerita
rakyat, dan karya lukis siswa TK.
Direncanakan, Verbeek terbit dua bulanan dengan oplah
3.000 eksemplar, dan didistribusikan ke empat wilayah
pemberdayaan PT Vale. Saat ini Verbeek masih dikelola tim
Communications dan Community Relations PT Vale. “Ke
depan, pengelolaan tabloid ini diharapkan bisa melibatkan
para kontributor dari elemen masyarakat di wilayah
pemberdayaan,” kata Teuku Mufizar Mahmud. []
IN TER AC TIONS
Verbeek Tabloid, New
Reading for Luwu Timur
People
A media of communication between PT Vale and stakeholders.
After undergoing a design process of almost half a year, the
first edition of the tabloid Verbeek was officially launched
on 20 July. The inauguration ceremony was held at the
office of the Nuha Subdistrict head and was attended by
the Nuha Subdistrict Head Kamal Rasyid; Towuti Subdistrict
Head Mohammad Salman; Wasuponda Subdistrict Head
Awaluddin Anwar; Communications GM Teuku Mufizar
Mahmud; Government Relations GM Rimba Andi Lolo; FKUB
Chairperson Ardias Barah; community figures, representatives
of community organizations and women’s, youth and
religious groups.
“The name Verbeek was chosen because we are familiar with
it. It is the name of the mountain ranges in Luwu Timur, and
reflects community, government and industry dynamics.
All three are the company’s main stakeholders,” said Teuku
Mufizar Mahmud.
Nuha Subdistrict Head Kamal Rasyid warmly welcomed
Verbeek. “I hope this tabloid supports efforts to make the
management of community empowerment programs by
PT Vale more transparent. With access to information, various
interacting parties can be expected to behave more maturely
and less easily provoked and politicized,” said Kamal. The
tabloid, which carries the slogan “Information, Interaction,
Inspiration” is designed to be a media of communication
between the three stakeholders.
The first edition of Verbeek contains 12 pages and features
a main report on monitoring and evaluating the 2012 Crash
Program. Other articles include general news and articles,
including tips on health, cooking, safety, as well as folklores
and artwork from preschool children.
Verbeek will be published every two months with a print run
of 3,000 copies and distributed in PT Vale’s four empowerment
areas. Currently, Verbeek is still managed by PT Vale’s
Communications and Community Relations team. “In future,
we hope that the tabloid’s management will involve
contributors from the communities within the empowerment
areas,” said Teuku Mufizar Mahmud []
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I NTE R A K S I
Sekolah Baru
di Tahun Ajaran Baru
Bangunan yang layak akan memberikan kenyamanan
bagi peserta didik.
Presiden Direktur PT Vale, Nico Kanter, berjalan menuju ruang
pameran pendidikan di lantai dasar bangunan sekolah baru itu.
Kemudian dia berhenti memperhatikan jemari seorang siswa
sekolah dasar mengoperasikan komputer. Mouse bergerak lincah
di tangan si anak. “Ini adalah game yang dibuat siswa sendiri,” kata
seorang pemandu.
Nico Kanter menepuk dan memegang pundak anak itu.
Dia mengucapkan sesuatu, dan kemudian mereka berfoto
bersama. Semua orang yang melihatnya pada tersenyum.
Pameran pendidikan itu merupakan rangkaian kegiatan yang
diselenggarakan Yayasan Pendidikan Sorowako (YPS) saat
peresmian gedung sekolah baru, 19 Juni 2013.
Selain pameran pendidikan, peresmian gedung sekolah ditandai
dengan pelepasan balon dan beragam atraksi kesenian, mulai dari
tari Paddupa hingga marching band. Setiap orang terlihat antusias,
bertepuk tangan, bernyanyi, hingga berjoget bersama. Puncak
acara adalah penandatanganan prasasti oleh Nico Kanter.
Acara persemian juga disaksikan oleh Chief Operation Officer
Josimar Pires, Ketua YPS Eko Nugroho, Kepala Bidang Pendidikan
Dasar Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga Luwu Timur H.
Ahmar, Camat Nuha Kamal Rasyid, serta tenaga pengajar di YPS dan
orangtua murid.
Gedung sekolah berlantai dua itu dibangun sejak 2009 dengan luas
5.042 m2. Memiliki 24 ruangan kelas, lengkap dengan pendingin
udara, ruangan penyimpanan arsip, aula yang dapat menampung
ratusan orang, kantin, ruang guru, serta ruangan Total Quality
Improvement (TQI). Gedung diperuntukkan bagi siswa kelas 4, 5, dan 6
SD Lawewu dan Singkole.
Ketua Yayasan Pendidikan Sorowako, Eko Nugroho, dalam
sambutannya mengatakan, diwujudkannya bangunan sekolah
baru ini adalah bukti kepedulian betapa pentingnya pendidikan.
“Bangunan ini bukan penentu proses belajar. Namun bangunan
yang layak akan memberikan kenyamanan bagi peserta didik kita,”
katanya.
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Menurut Nico Kanter, pembangunan sekolah ini merupakan
wujud kepedulian perusahaan, sekaligus salah satu pilar penting
pengembangan masyarakat dalam menciptakan sumber daya
manusia yang andal. “Dari sekolahlah manusia-manusia yang luar
biasa terlahir,” katanya.
Sekolah, kata Nico Kanter lebih jauh, adalah aset jangka panjang
yang menentukan masa depan sebuah bangsa. Berdirinya
bangunan sekolah baru ini hanyalah langkah awal untuk
menciptakan manusia yang memiliki potensi. “Bukan tidak
mungkin, kelak anak-anak kitalah yang berdiri memberikan
sambutan sebagai Presiden PT Vale,” katanya disambut tepuk
tangan.
Menurut catatan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan tahun
2010, SMU YPS merupakan salah satu sekolah terbaik di Indonesia.
Khusus untuk Luwu Timur, pada tahun ajaran 2012-2013 angka
kelulusan peserta didik tingkat sekolah dasar adalah 100%.
“YPS adalah salah satu sekolah terbaik yang dimiliki Luwu Timur
dan Sulawesi Selatan. Kita harus bangga memiliki YPS,” kata Kepala
Bidang Pendidikan Dasar Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga
Luwu Timur, H. Ahmar. []
IN TER AC TIONS
New School for a
New Academic Year
Decent buildings provide comfort for students.
PT Vale President Director Nico Kanter walked towards the
education exhibition hall on the ground floor of the new school
building. He stopped to watch a primary school student working on
a computer, fingers skillfully moving the mouse. “This is a game this
student made themself,” a guide explained.
Nico Kanter gave the student a pat on the shoulders and said
something to them. The two of them then had their photo taken.
It was a heartwarming moment that brought a smile to everyone’s
face. The education exhibition was one of several events held by
Sorowako Education Fund (YPS) for the opening of the new school
building on 19 July 2013.
Besides the exhibition, the inauguration ceremony featured
a balloon release and various arts attractions, including a
presentation of the Paddupa dance and marching band displays.
The audience was enthusiastic and people clapped, sang and
danced. The highlight of the events was the signing of a plaque by
Nico Kanter.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Operation Officer Josimar
Pires; YPS Chairperson Eko Nugroho; Head of Primary Education
of Luwu Timur Office for Education, Youth and Sport, H. Ahmar;
Nuha Subdistrict Head Kamal Rasyid; and teachers and parents of
students of YPS.
Construction of the two-storey building started in 2009. Measuring
5,042 square meters, the building consists of 24 classrooms and
is equipped with air-conditioning, storage rooms, an assembly
hall with a capacity of several hundred people, a canteen, a staff
room and a Total Quality Improvement (TQI) room. The building
is allocated for grades 4, 5, and 6 students from SD Lawewu and
Singkole primary schools.
Chairperson of the foundation, Eko Nugroho, in his welcome
address said the new building demonstrates a concern for, and the
importance of education. “The learning process is not determined
by this building, but a decent building will certainly make the
process more comfortable for our students,” he said.
Nico Kanter said construction of the school demonstrates
corporate responsibility and is an important pillar in community
development, which is aimed at creating reliable human resources.
“It is from schools that we are able to have extraordinary people,”
he said.
Nico described schools as long-term assets that determine the
future of a nation; the new building itself was simply a start to the
creation of human beings with potential. “It is not impossible that
in future, our children will be the ones standing here and giving this
speech as the president of PT Vale,” he said to applause from the
audience.
The Ministry of Education and Culture in 2010 listed SMU YPS (YPS
Senior High School) as one of the best in Indonesia. The percentage
of primary school students in Luwu Timur who graduated in the
2012-2013 academic year was 100%.
“YPS is one of the best schools in Luwu Timur and South Sulawesi.
We should be proud to have YPS,” said Head of Primary Education of
Luwu Timur’s Office for Education, Youth and Sport, H. Ahmar. []
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ATM OS F E R
Menciptakan
Lingkungan Sehat
Menjaga dan menciptakan lingkungan yang sehat dan baik
merupakan tanggung jawab semua lapisan masyarakat.
Pada 22 April 2013, ketika beberapa orang berkumpul
merayakan Hari Bumi di Sorowako, PT Vale membagikan
bantuan bibit tanaman, mengadakan lomba gambar
bertema lingkungan hidup, dan merilis Kebijakan
Lingkungan (Environment Policy). “Sejak saat itu, kerja-kerja
dan perencanaan lingkungan semakin dimatangkan dan
digenjot lagi,” kata Sunarso, GM Environment PT Vale.
Pentingnya lingkungan bagi perusahaan dibuktikan
dengan menjadikannya salah satu nilai dasar perusahaan.
Bumi dan alam, walaupun di sekitarnya terdapat aktivitas
penambangan, harus selalu segar. “Saya kira, ini merupakan
pengenjawantahan dari misi dan visi Vale, yakni prize the
planet,” katanya.
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Kebijakan Lingkungan ini tak ubahnya sebagai dasar dan
aturan perusahaan dalam melakukan penambangan, mulai
dari eksplorasi hingga pengiriman produk. Contohnya,
meminimalisir angka polusi dari debu cerobong pabrik
dengan memasang alat penangkap elektromagnetik atau
pembuatan proses segregasi sampah perusahaan maupun
masyarakat.
Sejak puluhan tahun lalu, perumahaan karyawan juga
ditata dengan halaman dan suasana yang sehat. Setiap
tahun, perusahaan juga melakukan kegiatan pembersihan
sedimen dan mengangkat sampah yang tercebur di Danau
Matano. Dilakukan pula pemantauan kondisi baku mutu
air dan sosialisasi penyelamatan ikan endemik Matano dari
ikan introduce. Danau Matano adalah aset paling berharga
Sulawesi Selatan.
ATMOSFER
Menurut Sunarso, untuk program tahun ini, perusahaan
melakukan list biodiversity. Kegiatan ini dimaksudkan untuk
menentukan dan memastikan flora dan fauna apa saja yang
menghuni sebuah kawasan sebelum dilakukan pembukaan
lahan untuk aktivitas penambangan. Untuk kegiatan ini
perusahaan melibatkan konsultan lingkungan yang sudah
berpengalaman, seperti Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan
Indonesia (LIPI).
Apa dampaknya jika perusahaan tak menjalankan aturan
mengenai lingkungan? “Paling berat akan dilakukan
penutupan. Sementara efek paling besar adalah
meninggalkan sisa aktivitas yang tidak sehat, sehingga
menyebarkan penyakit pada masyarakat setempat,” kata
Sunarso. Secara umum, perusahaan selalu berusaha
menjalankan aturan yang ditetapkan pemerintah.
Sunarso menambahkan, “Kita sudah melaluinya dengan
baik. Buktinya, pada 2011-2012, melalui Program Penilaian
Peringkat Kinerja Perusahaan (PROPER) Menteri Lingkungan
Hidup, PT Vale berhasil mendapatkan nilai “biru”. Ini artinya
sudah baik dan komplit,” lanjut Sunarso.
Kebijakan Lingkungan PT Vale
Setiap tahun perusahaan menganggarkan biaya untuk
rehabilitasi alam, pengelolaan limbah cair, pengolahan
limbah B3, hingga fee kontrak senilai 4,5-5 juta dolar AS. Ini
terbilang tinggi.
Namun anggaran yang besar tidak selalu menghasilkan
dampak maksimal jika tidak diikuti pembaruan. Karena itu,
PT Vale menganti energi diesel dengan energi yang lebih
ramah lingkungan seperti tenaga air. Sejak resmi beroperasi
tahun 2011, PLTA Karebbe telah menekan dampak
lingkungan operasi perusahaan.
Sebelumnya, untuk menyuplai energi pabrik, perusahaan
memerlukan 32 buah diesel yang masing-masing
berkapasitas 1 Megawatt dengan waktu operasi 24 jam.
Ketika PLTA Karebbe berfungsi, penggunaan solar diesel
sudah tak ada lagi. Ceceran atau bahkan sisa limbah oli juga
sudah tak ada. []
Kebijakan Lingkungan PT Vale
Untuk mencapai keunggulan di bidang lingkungan, PT
Vale berkomitmen:
1. Melaksanakan pembangunan berkelanjutan.
2. Memahami setiap aspek lingkungan yang penting
dan mengetahui dampak aktivitas.
3. Mematuhi peraturan hukum yang berlaku untuk
Unit Bisnis Operasional.
4. Mengoptimalkan penggunaan sumber daya alam.
5. Praktik selektif pengumpulan sampah, baik di unit
operasional dan daerah administratif.
6. Meminimalkan penciptaan emisi dan buangan semua jenis polutan atau limbah.
7. Mencegah dampak terhadap flora dan fauna yang
timbul dari kegiatan perusahaan.
8. Mengindentifikasi penyimpangan semua proses
yang dapat menyebabkan kerusakan lingkungan.
9. Melaporkan kejadian lingkungan ke bagian
lingkungan dan mengadopsi langkah-langkah
untuk memperbaiki dan mencegah kejadian
menjadi lebih buruk.
10.Mengusulkan ide untuk membuat proyek-proyek
baru yang mengembangkan teknologi eko-efisien.
Prinsip Lingkungan PT Vale
1. Aspek lingkungan adalah tanggung jawab semua
orang.
2. Mencegah pencemaran.
3. Meningkatkan kinerja lingkungan secara terus
menerus dan konsisten.
4. Fokus pada sasaran dan tujuan keunggulan
lingkungan.
5. Memprioritas penilaian aspek lingkungan.
6. Pembangunan berkelanjutan.
7. Keberlanjutan sebagai sebuah peninggalan.
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ATMO SP H ER E
Creating a Healthy
Environment
Maintaining and creating a good, healthy environment is the
responsibility of everyone in the community.
On 22 April 2013, when a group of people gathered to
celebrate Earth Day in Sorowako, PT Vale distributed plant
seedlings, held an environment-themed drawing contest
and released an Environmental Policy. “Ever since, all sorts of
work and environmental planning have been finalized and
enhanced,” said Sunarso, PT Vale’s Environment GM.
The importance of environment to the company can be seen
from the fact that it is featured in one of the company’s basic
principles. The Earth and nature, despite being in the midst
of mining activities, must always stay fresh. “I think this is a
manifestation of Vale’s vision and mission to prize our planet,”
he said.
The Environmental Policy is nothing less than a fundamental
company rule that must be followed when conducting
mining activities, from exploration to product shipment.
One example is minimizing the level of pollution emitted
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by factory vents through the installation of electromagnetic
filters; or establishing a system segregating company rubbish
from community waste.
For many decades, employee housing has been arranged
to include a garden and healthy environment. Each year,
the company conducts activities to clear sedimentation
and remove rubbish from Lake Matano. There is also the
monitoring of water quality standards and the public
dissemination of information aimed at rescuing endemic
Matano fish from introduced species. Lake Matano is South
Sulawesi’s most valuable asset.
Sunarso said that this year’s program consists of compiling
a biodiversity list to determine the type of flora and fauna
living in an area before land is cleared for mining. This
involved experienced environmental consultants, including
those from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
ATMOSP HER E
What happens if the company reneges on environmental
regulations? “The worst thing would have to be a shutdown.
And the biggest effect would be leaving unhealthy materials
behind, which might cause the spread of diseases among
surrounding communities,” said Sunarso. Generally, the
company has always attempted to obey the rules set by
government.
“We have done this well. This is evident from the “blue”
grade achieved by PT Vale in the Ministry of Environment’s
Company Performance Rating (PROPER) for 2011-2012. This
means it is good and complete,” Sunarso continued.
PT Vale Environmental Policy
Each year the company has a budget for nature
rehabilitation, wastewater treatment, hazardous and toxic
waste processing and a contract fee of $4 million to $4.5
million. This is quite high.
But the big budget may not necessarily result in maximum
impact if not followed by renewal. For this reason, PT Vale is
changing its diesel-based energy to more environmentally
friendly energy, such as hydropower. Since the start of its
operations in 2011, the Karebbe hydroelectric plant has
reduced the environmental impact caused by company
operations.
Previously, the company needed 32 diesel engines, with
a capacity of 1 Megawatt each, operating 24 hours, as an
energy source for its factory. By the time the Karebbe plant
started operating, the diesel engines were gone. Spills and
leftover oil pollution were also gone. []
PT Vale Environmental Policy
To achieve excellence in the field of environment, PT
Vale is committed to:
1. Sustainable development.
2. Understanding every important environmental
aspect and knowing the impact of activities.
3. Obeying existing laws applicable to Operational
Business Units.
4. Optimizing the use of natural resources.
5. Applying the selective practice of rubbish collection
at operational units and administrative areas.
6. Minimizing the creation of emissions and refuse
from all types of pollutants and waste.
7. Preventing the impact on flora and fauna caused by
company activities.
8. Identifying any deviations in processes that may
lead to environmental destruction.
9. Reporting environmental incidents to the
environment department and taking necessary
steps to repair and prevent the situation from
becoming worse.
10.Providing ideas for making new projects that
develop eco-efficient technologies.
PT Vale Environmental Principles
1. The environment is everyone’s responsibility.
2. Prevent pollution.
3. Increase environmental performance continually
and consistently.
4. Focus on the aim and goal of environmental
excellence.
5. Prioritize environmental aspect evaluations.
6. Apply sustainable development.
7. Regard sustainability as a legacy.
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PROF I L
Mereka yang Menjaga
Area Domestik
Tantangan di balik mengelola sampah dan suplai
air bagi kebutuhan rumah tangga.
Menjaga ketersediaan air minum dan mengelola sampah
bukanlah hal mudah. Apalagi bila itu menyangkut hajat
hidup ratusan rumah karyawan PT Vale dan ribuan rumah
warga di Sorowako. Heri Sudarto dan Benediktus “mengawal
kebutuhan domestik” itu dengan sigap dan penuh
semangat.
Heri Sudarto, Ground Worker General
Facilities & Service, GFS
Teman-teman di tempat kerjanya menjuluki pria ini
“Tukang Sampah PT Vale”. Ketika ditanya soal julukan itu,
Heri menjawab santai sambil tertawa, ”Saya ndak masalah
dengan julukan itu. Saya senang kalau melihat lingkungan
bersih.”
Pekerjaan pria kelahiran Blitar, 4 Februari 1972, menuntut
dia bergerak lincah dalam waktu yang sempit. Pasalnya,
dia mesti beradu cepat dengan tumpukan sampah rumah
tangga dan perkantoran PT Vale yang dibawa truk sampah
kontraktor ke tempat pembuangan sampah ke daerah
Konde, satu kilometer di belakang kantor GFS.
Di tempat itu, Heri bersama loader-nya sudah ditunggu
sampah-sampah yang masuk. ”Setiap dua jam saya harus
ke sini untuk mengeruk sampah. Kalau terlambat sedikit,
sampah bisa menggunung dan menutup jalan,” ujar pria
yang telah dikarunia dua orang anak bernama Nestri (12)
dan Varids (7) ini. Heri sudah hampir 15 tahun bekerja di PT
Vale.
Menurut perhitungan Heri, volume sampah rumah tangga
dan perkantoran di wilayah Sorowako mencapai 50 ton
dalam sehari. ”Namun enggak jarang bisa mencapai 70
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ton,” tambah dia. Alhasil, bisa dihitung berapa kali Heri
harus bolak-balik ke Konde untuk membereskan tumpukan
sampah-sampah itu.
Masalahnya, dia tidak mungkin selalu stand by di Konde,
karena profesi ground worker bukan hanya mengurusi
sampah. Perawatan fasilitas publik seperti pemotongan
pohon dan rumput, pembersihan kavling rumah karyawan
dan driving range, pest control, sampai pemakaman juga
perlu diurus. ”Besok saya ada bantu-bantu pekerjaan di
masjid Sorowako. Meratakan pekarangannya dan mencabut
beton pake loader,” ujar dia.
Seperti pada suatu hari, Halo Vale mengikuti Heri bekerja.
Sebelum ke Konde, Heri melesat ke salah satu rumah
karyawan di Salonsa. Di sana dia mengecek pengerjaan
tangga menuju danau yang digarap kontraktor sejak
beberapa pekan sebelumnya. ”Hati-hati Pak, tanahnya
curam,” ujar Heri mengingatkan para kontraktor yang sedang
bekerja.
Beberapa menit kemudian, telepon genggam Heri berdering.
Heri menjawab dengan ”siap” dan ”baik Pak”. Ternyata di
ujung sambungan adalah atasan Heri. Dia meminta Heri dan
rekan kerjanya segera meluncur ke Malili. ”Ada laporan got
tersumbat dekat Balantang. Jadi kami harus ke sana untuk
mengecek,” ujar pria yang masih medok dialek Jawanya ini.
Hari semakin sore, hampir pukul tiga. Dalam hitungan detik,
Heri telah meluncur menuju Malili.
PROFIL
Benediktus, Supervisor Infrastructure &
Facilities, GFS
Bicara ketersediaan air minum di permukiman karyawan
dan warga di Sorowako, Benediktus adalah “ pengawalnya”.
Tugas utama pria kelahiran Wasuponda, 27 Oktober 1978
ini adalah mengecek kualitas air minum dan menjaga agar
ketersediaannya tak pernah putus.
Sudah tujuh tahun Bene, begitu dia disapa, melakoni
pekerjaan ini. Setiap hari dia memeriksa instalasi air minum
wilayah Sorowako dan Gunung Batu di Salonsa Intake Pump
dan Salonsa Water Tank. Tempat pertama merupakan pompa
penyedot air Danau Matano untuk bahan baku air minum.
Air itu ditampung dan diolah di water tank, kemudian
dialirkan ke rumah-rumah warga.
Kata Bene, kebutuhan air minum di Sorowako mencapai
15.000 liter per menit. ”Jadi kalau listrik mati dan tidak segera
diatasi, dalam empat jam tangki penampungan air di Salonsa
ini sudah kosong,” ujar dia sambil menunjuk tangki raksasa
berkapasitas hampir satu juta galon. ”Karena itu, di sini ada
back up genset untuk jaga-jaga kalau listrik mati,” tambah
Bene.
Heri Sudarto
Tantangan pekerjaannya, menurut Bene adalah menjaga
kontinuitas dan kualitas air minum sesuai standar baku mutu
yang diatur regulasi. Ada 583 rumah karyawan dan ribuan
rumah warga di Sorowako dan Gunung Batu berstatus
pelanggan air minum.
Selain mengecek kedua instalasi vital tersebut, setiap hari
Bene berkeliling Sorowako memeriksa pipa-pipa induk
air minum. ”Pipa-pipa induk itu sudah berumur puluhan
tahun, jadi salah satu yang terpenting adalah kontrol dan
perawatannya. Apalagi panjangnya mencapai 16 kilometer,”
ungkap Bene.
Selain mengurus air minum, Bene juga memantau limbah
cair. Untuk urusan ini ada beberapa titik yang mesti
diperhatikan, yakni Enggano, Helai, F Lagoon, D Lagoon,
dan RS Inco. Bene kadang juga mengurusi konstruksi
fasilitas publik yang berhubungan dengan logam, misalnya
pembangunan kanopi di F Gym dan driving range. ”Pekerjaan
kami di GFS ini dituntut serba bisa untuk mengurus
kebutuhan rumah dan fasilitas publik. Tapi justru di situ
tantangan kerjanya,” ujar Bene tersenyum. []
Benediktus
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P ROFI L E
Stories of the
Domestic Wardens
There are challenges to managing waste and
water for domestic consumption.
Ensuring that people have a constant supply of drinking
water and managing domestic waste are not easy, especially
when it affects hundreds of PT Vale employee households
and thousands of Sorowako residents. Heri Sudarto and
Benediktus are the wardens of these domestic tasks and they
carry out their duties swiftly and vigorously.
Heri Sudarto, Ground Worker General
Facilities & Service (GFS)
His work colleagues call him “The Bin Man of PT Vale”. Asked
if he was offended by the title, Heri laughed and said,
“I don’t mind being called that. I just like seeing a clean
environment.”
Born in Blitar on 4 February 1972, Heri’s job requires him
to move quickly in a short amount of time. This is because
he must race against the piles of domestic and office waste
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Heri Sudar to
delivered by contractors’ trucks to the rubbish tip in Konde,
about a kilometer away from the GFS office.
It is there that Heri and his loader greet the incoming
rubbish. “Every two hours I have to come here to dig it up.
If I’m late, even just a little bit, the rubbish would have piled
up and blocked the road,” said the father of Nestri (12) and
Varids (7). Heri has worked at PT Vale for almost 15 years.
Based on his calculations, households and offices in
Sorowako produce up to 50 tons of waste a day. “But
sometimes this can reach 70 tons,” he added. You can
imagine how many times Heri must go back and forth to
Konde to deal with the mountains of rubbish.
The trouble is, he cannot always be on standby in Konde
because a grounds worker’s job is not just dealing with
rubbish. The maintenance of public facilities, such as
tree pruning, lawn mowing, cleaning of housing lots and
driving ranges, applying pest control and even maintaining
cemeteries all come under his care. “Tomorrow I’m helping
out with some work at the Sorowako mosque; leveling out
the grounds and pulling out concrete with the loader,” he
said.
P R OFILE
On the day that Halo Vale followed him as he went about his
duties, Heri visited an employee’s house in Salonsa before
going to Konde. There he checked the progress of some
steps that contractors had started making several weeks
earlier; the steps were to lead to a lake. “Be careful, the land
there is steep,” Heri reminded the contractors, who were busy
working.
Bene said demand for drinking water in Sorowako reached
15,000 liters per minute. “So when the power is out and
nothing is done, it takes just four hours to empty out the
Salonsa water tank,” he said, pointing to the gigantic tank
with a capacity of almost one million gallons. “That’s why we
have a backup genset here, in case there’s a power outage,”
Bene added.
A few minutes later, his mobile phone rang; he responded
with a short “ready” and “yes, Sir”. It turns out the caller was
his superior, who had asked Heri and his colleagues to go to
Malili. “Someone’s reported a blocked drain near Balantang,
so we have to go there to check,” he said in his thick Javanese
accent. It was getting late, almost three o’clock, but all it took
was a few seconds for Heri to be on his way to Malili.
One of the challenges of his work is maintaining the
continuity of drinking water supplies and ensuring it meets
regulation quality standards. There are 583 employee houses
and thousands of residents in Sorowako and Gunung Batu
who are listed as consumers.
Benediktus, Supervisor Infrastructure &
Facilities GFS
When it comes to guaranteeing the supply of drinking water
in the houses of employees and residents of Sorowako,
Benediktus is “the guardian”. Born in Wasuponda on 27
October 1978, Benediktus’s main duty is to check the quality
and ensure the constant supply of drinking water.
Bene, as he is fondly known, has been at the job for seven
years. Every day he checks the water installation for the
Sorowako and Gunung Batu area at the Salonsa Intake Pump
and Salonsa Water Tank. The intake pump sucks water from
Lake Matano and uses this as the raw material for drinking
water. The water is held and processed in the water tank then
distributed to residences.
Besides checking the two vital installations, Bene goes
around Sorowako each day to check drinking water mains.
“These mains are decades old, so it is important to control
and maintain them, particularly as they are 16 kilometers
long,” said Bene.
Bene’s job also involves monitoring wastewater and to
do this, there are several places which require special
attention. These are Enggano, Helai, F Lagoon, D Lagoon
and Inco Hospital. Bene also deals with public facilities that
use metal, such as the construction of canopies in F Gym
and the driving range. “Our work at GFS requires us to be
multitasking so we can deal with the demands of households
and public facilities. That is where the challenge lies,” Bene
smiled. []
Benediktus
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KOMUN I TA S
Fitness Community Vale Indonesia
Otot Kuat, Jiwa Sehat
Berada dalam ruangan, berpendingin udara dan tak tersengat
matahari, fitness menjadi olahraga yang menyenangkan.
Banyak anggapan fitness ataupun gym adalah olahraga kaum
laki-laki. Anggapan lain, olahraga ini cukup berat dan hanya
untuk kalangan tertentu, sebab biayanya mahal. Bahkan ada
yang bilang setelah berhenti fitness, kulit akan mengerut,
keriput, dan bergelambir.
Benarkah anggapan itu? Anton Said punya jawabannya.
“Ini kau lihat lenganku. Sudah sekitar tiga bulan ndak fitness
karena terlalu sibuk. Tetap bagus kan? walaupun sedikit
lembek,” katanya. Anton Said adalah Ketua Komunitas
Gym atau Fitness Community Vale Indonesia. Anggotanya
mencapai 300 orang, namun yang aktif sekitar 100 orang,
puluhan di antaranya perempuan. Mereka berlatih di
ruangan bekas Wet Monkey dekat dormitory atau mes
karyawan PT Vale di kawasan Pontada, Sorowako.
Fitness Community resmi terbentuk 4 April 2012. Mereka
yang tergabung dalam kelompok ini berlatih tanpa jadwal
tetap, melainkan sesuai keinginan masing-masing anggota.
Mereka bisa datang pagi, siang, sore, atau malam hari.
Intinya 24 jam. Tidak adanya jadwal latihan bersama, karena
anggota memiliki aktvitas dan jam kerja yang berbeda.
“Jadi, anggota komunitas gym ini adalah karyawan PT Vale.
Untuk memasuki ruangan harus menggunakan badge
atau ID card,” kata Anton. Karyawan kontraktor yang ingin
tergabung dalam komunitas ini disyaratkan menggunakan
kartu visitor yang diperpanjang setiap satu tahun.
Anton Said menggambarkan keuntungan bergabung dalam
Fitness Community dibanding komunitas gym yang dikelola
secara komersial. Selain biayanya jauh lebih murah, fasilitas
yang disediakan PT Vale juga jauh lebih baik dan memenuhi
standar. Anggota Fitness Community cuma membayar iuran
Rp250 ribu per tahun. Iuran ini untuk perawatan alat setiap
tiga bulan.
“Setahu saya, komunitas gym komersial seperti di Makassar
mensyaratkan uang iuran hingga jutaan rupiah setiap bulan,
dengan jadwal latihan tidak setiap hari. Waktunya juga
dibatasi. Di Sorowako, dengan fasilitas dari perusahaan,
anggota bisa berlatih semaunya dan semampunya,” kata
Anton.
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KO MUNITAS
Untuk anggota baru yang hendak melakukan kegiatan
fitness tak perlu khawatir. Fitness Community menyiapkan
beberapa orang instruktur berpengalaman. Mereka akan
membantu melatih gerakan-gerakan ringan, sebelum beralih
ke alat-alat berat. Anggota dihindarkan dari cedera.
Fitness, pada dasarnya merupakan kegiatan olahraga untuk
mendapatkan tubuh yang sehat. Untuk sebagian orang,
fitness dilakukan untuk mendapatkan tubuh ideal. Seperti
membentuk otot lengan, paha, hingga perut atau untuk
membakar lemak.
Salah satu yang populer dan dibayangkan masyarakat
umum adalah membentuk tubuh layaknya binaragawan.
Membentuk tubuh seperti itu cukup sulit, sebab kita harus
mengatur pola makan, memperketat diet, dan latihan rutin.
Waktu yang dibutuhkan pun cukup lama, bulanan hingga
tahunan.
”Tapi jika ada yang ingin melakukannya, kami siap
membimbingnya. Namun perlu kesabaran. Yang paling
utama, kami meminta anggota menghindari obat-obatan
untuk merangsang pembentukan otot,” kata Anton.
Tempat yang lebih luas
Misi Fitness Community adalah mewujudkan karyawan yang
sehat, bugar, dan kuat. Motto mereka; otot kuat dan bugar
akan menciptakan jiwa dan pikiran yang tenang.
Komunitas ini berharap ruangan sementara yang digunakan
Toko Baru di dormitory bisa digunakan untuk Fitness
Community. “Kami masih memiliki beberapa peralatan
olahraga yang belum diset karena keterbatasan ruangan,”
kata Anton.
Tahun ini, bila ruangan latihan sudah lebih lapang, Fitness
Community berencana mengadakan latihan bersama
dengan mendatangkan instruktur dari luar daerah. “Kami
berharap, 2013 ada latihan bersama bersama ratusan
orang sekaligus. Mungkin di kawasan Pantai Ide untuk
lebih mengenalkan masyarakat betapa olahraga ini sangat
menyenangkan,” ujar Anton. []
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CO M M U N I T I ES
Fitness Community Vale Indonesia
Strengthening the Body,
Invigorating the Soul
Being indoors, in an air-conditioned room, away from sunlight,
makes working out at the gym an attractive sport.
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COMMUNITIES
Being indoors, in an air-conditioned room, away from
sunlight, makes working out at the gym an attractive sport.
There are many who say that working out at the gym is a
sport that only men do. Then there are others who say it is
hard work and suitable only for certain people because it
costs so much. Still others say that when you stop working
out, your skin will become wrinkled and flabby.
Is any of this true? Anton Said has the answer. “Here, look at
my arm. It’s been three months since I worked out at the gym
because I’ve been so busy. But it still looks good, right? even
if it has gone a bit soft,” he said. Anton Said is the head of the
gym community, or Vale Indonesia Fitness Community. The
group has 300 members; about 100 are active and dozens
are women. They train in the old Wet Monkey room near PT
Vale’s employee dormitory in Pontada, Sorowako.
Fitness Community was officially formed on 4 April 2012.
Members train without a regular schedule, so different
people come at different times of the day mornings,
afternoons, evenings and nights over 24 hours. There is no
group training timetable because everyone has different
activities and working hours.
“So gym community members are all employees of PT
Vale and a badge or ID card is needed to enter the room,”
Anton said. Employees of contractors wanting to join the
community are required to use a visitor card that can be
renewed annually.
Anton Said explained that there are several advantages
of joining Fitness Community as opposed to joining a
commercially-managed gym. Besides costing less, the
facilities provided by PT Vale are much better and higher
standards. Fitness Community members need to pay just
IDR250,000 a year, which covers the cost of equipment
maintenance every three months.
“As far as I know, commercial gyms, such as those in
Makassar, charge members up to several million rupiah each
month, and there isn’t a daily training schedule. Also, they
have a certain time limit. In Sorowako, we use company
facilities and members can train whenever and however they
want,” Anton said.
New members who want to work out at the gym need
not worry. Fitness Community has several experienced
instructors who can assist members with light exercises
before they move on to heavy equipment so injuries can be
avoided.
Working out is basically a form of sport aimed at getting
a healthy body. Some people do it to achieve their ideal
physique, such as by toning arm, leg and stomach muscles,
as well as to burn fat.
One of the most popular perceptions of people working
out at the gym is that they are there to get a bodybuilder’s
physique. Sculpting one’s body like that is not easy, and
requires a strict diet, specific eating habits and regular
training. It also takes a long time to achieve, from several
months to many years.
“But if anyone is interested in doing this, we are ready to
help. But you need a lot of patience. And most importantly,
we ask members to avoid muscle-enhancing drugs,” said
Anton.
A Spacious Place
The Fitness Community’s mission is to create fit, healthy and
strong employees. Their slogan is “strong, fit muscles makes
for a calm mind and soul”.
The community hopes that the temporary area occupied
by Toko Baru in the dormitory can be used by Fitness
Community. “There is still some equipment we haven’t set up
due to limited space,” Anton said.
This year, when there is more room, Fitness Community plans
to hold a group training session led by an outside instructor.
“We hope that in 2013 we can have a training session
involving hundreds of people at once, maybe around Ide
Beach so community members can see how fun this sport is,”
Anton said. []
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SE H AT S E L A MAT
Jogging Bebas Cedera
Dengan melakukan beberapa pencegahan dan perencanaan,
Anda bisa terhindar dari cedera. Kiat berikut bisa Anda coba.
Jogging sore hari melintasi jogging track dari Bandara hingga
Salonsa adalah aktivitas yang jamak dilakukan warga Sorowako.
Orang dewasa, anak-anak, warga asli, hingga ekspatriat sering
terlihat mencari keringat dengan cara berlari kecil. Tentulah hal itu
merupakan kegiatan positif.
Studi terbaru menunjukkan, aktivitas jalan cepat maupun jogging
selama 2-4 jam dalam rentang satu minggu bisa menurunkan risiko
penyakit jantung dan dibetes sebanyak 50%. Studi yang dilakukan di
Denmark ini melibatkan 10.000 orang dewasa usia 21-98 tahun.
Kendati demikian, bukan berarti jogging bebas dari risiko. Jika tidak
hati-hati, tidak dilakukan dengan teknik yang benar, cedera bisa
terjadi. Berikut kiat untuk mengurangi risiko cedera.
• Dengarkan tubuh Anda. Sedikit pegal itu wajar. Namun
jika Anda merasakan rasa sakit terus-menerus pada otot
atau sendi yang tidak membaik dengan beristirahat,
segera konsultasikan dengan dokter.
• Pemanasan dan peregangan. Banyak cedera akibat
kurang peregangan. Sebelum dan setelah berlari,
regangkan seluruh otot Anda—terutama betis, paha
belakang, selangkangan, dan paha depan. Selain itu,
lakukan pemanasan selama lima menit—misalnya
dengan cara berjalan kaki—sebelum memulai
peregangan. Meregangkan otot yang ”dingin” justru bisa menyebabkan cedera. Peregangan setelah berlari
juga sangat penting. Setelah otot “panas” atau seusai
berolahraga adalah saat yang tepat untuk mengolah
kelenturan tubuh.
• Latihan kekuatan. Masukkan latihan beban dan latihan
otot perut ke dalam rutinitas Anda. Olahraga tersebut
dapat memperkuat inti tubuh.
• Variasi olahraga. Jangan hanya berlari. Cobalah berenang,
bersepeda, bermain tenis, atau jenis olahraga lain. Variasi
tersebut mencegah risiko cedera yang mungkin terjadi
jika Anda melakukan olahraga yang sama secara terusmenerus.
• Berbusana dengan benar. Pilih pakaian yang ringan
dan berpori-pori untuk menyerap kelembaban kulit
Anda. Kenakan pakaian berlapis. Dan pakailah topi untuk
melindungi dari udara panas maupun dingin.
• Cermat memilih sepatu. Kenakan kaos kaki dan sepatu
dengan ukuran yang pas dan mampu menopang
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aktivitas Anda. Jika sol sepatu Anda sudah tipis atau
rusak, saatnya mengganti sepatu. Jika Anda punya
masalah kaki seperti kaki datar (flat feet) atau lengkungan
kaki terlalu tinggi (high arches), pertimbangkan untuk
menambahkan bantalan sepatu (orthotic shoe inserts).
• Jaga keselamatan. Jika Anda berlari sambil memakai
headphones, dengarkan musik dalam volume rendah
agar Anda tetap bisa mendengar kendaraan dan suara suara lain di sekitar. Cari teman berlari jika
memungkinkan.
• Perhitungkan cuaca. Amati kondisi cuaca sebelum berlari.
Jangan berlari di udara terbuka jika kondisi terlalu terik,
sangat dingin, atau kelembaban sedang tinggi.
• Tetap terhidrasi. 15-20 menit sebelum mulai jogging atau
lari, Anda disarankan minum 2 gelas air putih. Selagi
jogging, sebaiknya Anda minum segelas air setiap 15
menit. Jika Anda jogging lebih dari 90 menit, disarankan
mengonsumsi minuman olahraga yang dipasarkan
dengan sebutan minuman isotonik.
Jika Cedera Terlanjur terjadi
Sebagian besar cedera bisa diredakan dengan perawatan berikut
ini. Namun jika rasa sakit dan tidak nyaman berlanjut, konsultasikan
kondisi Anda dengan staf medis. Anda mungkin memerlukan
perawatan khusus untuk menyembuhkan cedera akibat berlari.
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Beristirahat dari olahraga lari untuk mencegah cedera
memburuk. Pilih cara lain untuk berolahraga di masa
penyembuhan, misalnya berenang atau bersepeda.
Kompres area nyeri, radang, dan bengkak dengan
sekantong es batu.
Bebat dengan perban khusus berbahan kain elastis.
Angkat posisi kaki jika Anda mengalami cedera
pergelangan atau ketika kaki terasa nyeri untuk
mengurangi bengkak.
Peregangan untuk mengurangi sakit dan kaku. Lakukan
peregangan dengan perlahan dan pijat area yang sakit.
Obat pereda rasa sakit, seperti paracetamol atau
ibuprofen, dikonsumsi atas petunjuk dokter.
Jangan memaksa diri. Jika Anda merasa tidak enak
badan, hentikan aktivitas berlari. []
SE HAT SEL AMAT
Memilih Sepatu Lari
Sudahkah Anda Berlari dengan Benar?
Teknik berlari yang salah dapat berujung pada cedera.
Mike Antoniades, penggagas dan Coaching Director di
The Running School, sekolah bagi para pelari di Eropa
dan AS, mengembangkan teknik berlari yang benar
dan efisien yang bisa dipraktikkan setiap orang, mulai
dari pelari Olimpiade hingga penghobi jogging.
• Saat mendarat, gunakan kaki bagian depan
(forefoot), dengan jari kaki menghadap ke atas,
bukan ke bawah. Hindari gerakan mengerem yang
tercipta jika Anda menekuk jari kaki.
• Lakukan pendaratan “ringan” dengan lutut tertekuk
sedikit.
• Bayangkan kaki Anda bergerak melingkar, mulai
dari sendi pinggul sehingga tumit Anda berada di
belakang garis tubuh dan otot paha serta otot
bokong memainkan peran penting. Paha bergerak
ke depan, kaki melebar dan telapak kaki jatuh lagi,
lalu mendarat dengan forefoot. Inilah yang disebut
gerakan mengayuh kaki.
• Pinggang dan pinggul stabil tanpa banyak gerakan
ke arah samping.
• Punggung lurus dan rileks, tidak membungkuk.
• Bahu bergerak rileks, siku tertekuk kira-kira 90
derajat dan gerakan berasal dari bahu, bukan dari
lengan.
• Telapak tangan sebaiknya terbuka dan saling
berhadapan. Jika Anda lebih nyaman telapak dalam
posisi menggenggam, letakkan ibu jari di atas
telunjuk.
• Kepala tegak, mata menatap ke depan.
• Usahakan jangan terlalu memikirkan gerakan.
Lebih baik Anda mencoba merasakan gerakan
mengayuh dan visualisasikan gerakan itu saat
berlari.
Perlengkapan paling penting untuk olahraga
apapun—lari, aerobik, mendaki, tenis, bola basket—
adalah sepasang sepatu yang tepat. Sepatu bisa
mengoptimalkan atau merusak program olahraga
Anda. Sepatu untuk lari sangat berbeda dengan
sepatu basket atau sepatu tenis. Anda perlu banyak
menggerakkan kaki ke samping saat berolahraga
basket atau tenis, sehingga sepatu untuk dua
olahraga tersebut didesain stabil menopang gerakan
menyamping. Sementara ketika berlari, Anda hanya
bergerak maju. Pilih sepatu lari yang didesain untuk
memberi dukungan dan stabilitas pada fase gerakan
lari Anda. Selain itu, sepatu lari sebaiknya ringan.
Sepatu lari sendiri berbeda dengan sepatu untuk
berjalan. Pelari mendarat dengan kaki depan (forefoot),
sementara pejalan kaki lebih banyak menggunakan
tumit. Maka untuk berlari, Anda perlu sepatu yang
empuk di bagian depan, sementara pejalan kaki
sebaiknya mengenakan sepatu dengan karet yang
lebih kuat untuk menyangga tumit.
Satu lagi yang perlu diperhatikan adalah usia sepatu.
Setelah pemakaian terus-menerus, daya dukung
sepatu terhadap gerakan lari Anda memudar. Memakai
sepatu tua bisa menyebabkan Anda mulai merasakan
pegal atau nyeri pada lutut, pinggang, dan punggung.
Para ahli merekomendasikan untuk mengganti sepatu
setelah pemakaian 480-800 km. Jika Anda tidak
menghitung jarak lari Anda, sebaiknya ganti sepatu
tiap tahun.
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HEALT H Y SA FET Y
Injury-free Jogging
Avoid injury through prevention exercises and planning.
Try the following tips.
Having an evening jog along the jogging track between the airport
and Salonsa is an activity done by many Sorowako residents. Adults,
children, locals and expatriates can often be seen on the track, trying
hard to work up a sweat. This is of course a positive activity.
Recent studies show that walking briskly and jogging for 2 to 4
hours a week can reduce the risk of coronary diseases and diabetes
by 50%. The Danish study involved 10,000 adults aged between 21
and 98.
This does not mean, however, that jogging is risk-free. If you are not
careful, or fail to apply correct jogging techniques, you might suffer
an injury. The following are some tips to reduce this risk.
• Listen to your body. A bit of stiffness is quite normal, but if you
feel chronic pain in your muscles or joints that does not go away
after a rest, consult your doctor.
• Warm up and stretch. Many injuries occur due to lack of
stretching. Before and after running, stretch all your muscles
particularly your calf, back thigh, groin, and front thigh muscles.
Also, do a five-minute warm-up such as by walking before you
stretch. Stretching muscles that are still “cold” can potentially
cause injury. Stretching after a jog is also very important; the
correct time to flex your body is when your muscles have
warmed up, or after doing sport.
• Perform strength training exercises. Include weightlifting and
abdominal muscle exercises in your routine. These exercises help
strengthen your core.
• Vary your sport. Don’t just run. Try swimming, cycling, playing
tennis or some other sport. By varying your sport, you reduce
the risk of injury which may result from performing one sport
continuously.
• Wear suitable gear. Choose lightweight, breathable clothes that
can absorb dampness from your skin. Wear layers and put on a
hat to protect against hot and cold weather.
• Choose your shoes wisely. Wear socks and shoes that are suitable for your activity and fit comfortably. If the soles of your shoes are worn out or damaged, it is time you get new ones. If you have
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flat feet or high arched feet, consider using orthotic shoe inserts.
• Stay safe. If you run while listening to your headphones, make
sure you keep the volume low so you can still hear traffic and
other sounds around you. If possible, run with a friend.
• Consider the weather. Observe weather conditions before you
run. Don’t run in the open when it is too sunny, too cold or too
humid.
• Keep hydrated. It is advisable to have 2 glasses of water about 15 to 20 minutes before you start jogging. While jogging, drink a
glass of water every 15 minutes. If you run for more than 90
minutes, have a sports, or isotonic drink.
When an Injury Occurs
Most injuries can be remedied using the following treatment, but if
the pain and discomfort persist, consult your medical professional.
You may need more specific treatment for running-related injuries.
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Take a break from running to stop the injury getting worse.
Choose another sport during your recovery period such as
swimming or cycling.
Apply a compress in areas of pain, inflammation and swelling
using an ice pack.
Apply a bandage made of elasticized material.
Lift your leg to reduce swelling if you have injured your ankle or
feel any pain.
Perform stretches to reduce pain or stiffness. Stretch slowly and
gently massage the painful area.
Pain-killers, such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen, should be taken
after consulting your doctor.
Do not overextend yourself. If you feel unwell, don’t jog. []
HEALTHY SAFET Y
Are You Running Correctly?
Using the wrong running technique may result in
injury. Mike Antoniades, the founder and Coaching
Director at The Running School, a school for runners
in Europe and the US, has developed a correct and
efficient running technique that can be applied by
anyone from Olympic runners to recreational runners.
• When landing, use the front part of your foot (or
forefoot), with toes facing upwards. Avoid a braking
motion, which happens when you curl your toes
downwards.
• Land lightly by slightly bending your knees.
• Imagine that your legs are moving forward in a
circular motion; starting from your hip joint so
that your heel is behind your body line your thigh
and buttock muscles play an important role. As you
lift your thigh and bring it forward, you cause your
legs to spread apart before you land on your
forefoot. This creates what is called a pedaling
motion.
• Keep your waist and hips steady, avoiding too
much sideways movement.
• Keep your back straight and relaxed and avoid
bending over.
• Keep your shoulders relaxed as you move,
bending elbows at a 90 degree angle. Move from
your shoulders, not from your arms.
• Keep the palm of your hands open and facing each
other. If you feel more comfortable making a fist,
keep your thumbs above your index finger.
• Keep your head straight and look forwards.
• Try not to think too much about your movements.
It is better to try and feel the pedaling motion and
visualize it as you run.
Choosing Your Running Shoes
The most important gear for any land sport whether
it is running, aerobics, rock-climbing, tennis, or
basketball is shoes. Shoes can make or break your
chosen sport. Running shoes are very different
from basketball shoes or tennis shoes. You need to
frequently move your legs sideways in basketball or
tennis, so shoes designed for those sports provide
support for sideways movement. In running, you only
move forwards, so choose shoes designed to support
and provide stability for the phases of your running
movement. Also, they should ideally be light.
Running shoes are different from walking shoes.
Runners land on their forefoot while walkers use their
heels more. For this reason, you need shoes that are
soft on the front for running, and shoes with sturdy
rubber soles to support your heels for walking.
Another thing to watch is the age of your shoes. After
continuous use, the ability of your shoes to support the
movement of your feet will deteriorate. Wearing old
shoes may cause you to feel stiffness or pain in your
knees, waist and back. Experts recommend changing
shoes every 480 to 800 km. If you do not calculate your
running distance, it is advisable you change each year.
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2.Oktavianto Beta, 8890
3. Supardi Turusi, 7018
4.Joko Mulianto, 5636
5.Samsir, 7708
6.Muhammad Hidayat, 7624
7. Rasdin, 5910
8. Munir Syam, 7576
9. Pither Rukka, 6962
10. Ikbal, 8124
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