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Sampoerna Schools System, which offers a seamless education pathway from Pre-Kindergarten through University Education via Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University, has partnered with SGS to provide enhanced control of its current hygiene and disinfection protocols, fit for COVID-19 purposes, to ensure the safety of its employees and students during the reopening of its head office and campuses.

Today, it is more important than ever to ensure hygiene and disinfection protocols on campus properties are taken to the next level, with increased cleaning frequencies, enhanced training and specialization of cleaning staff and the use of appropriate products. Sampoerna Schools System regards the safety and well-being of its students and everyone in the community as its most important priority during these challenging times. This is why both Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University are collaborating with SGS to help all of their campus properties effectively manage their health and safety concerns, so that all of their employees, teachers/lecturers and students can enjoy a healthy and safe campus environment and fun learning activities on campus.

SGS provides a range of disinfection monitoring solutions to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus and keep students, employees and everyone in the community safe. The collaboration focuses on on-site and remote management and supervision services to ensure the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures, including assessments of documented cleaning and disinfection procedures inspired by international standards, validation of the efficacy of disinfection procedures and cleaning agents according to the latest approved registered product lists, identification of possibly affected areas and surfaces, mapping of exposure routes and transmission pathways for COVID-19 as well as intensive training in adequate cleaning and disinfection procedures.

SGS’s health and safety experts, trained in infection prevention and control procedures, will also validate and inspect post-cleaning procedures with walk-through inspections and supplementary environmental surface sampling, to assess the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection programs and the extent and persistence of COVID-19 on surfaces. In addition, SGS will use specific signage to identify disinfected areas and the SGS Hygiene Monitored Mark to display conformity with international guidelines and standards (WHO, CDC, ECDC, ISO 45001) as well as Indonesian Ministry of Health and local regulations.

The collaboration project will be conducted at all six campuses of Sampoerna Academy – L’Avenue Campus (Jakarta), BSD Campus (Greater Jakarta), Sentul Campus (Bogor), Cipto and Citra Campuses (Medan) and Pakuwon Indah Campus (Surabaya), as well as Sampoerna University Campus in L’Avenue Jakarta.

“At Sampoerna Academy, the safety and well-being of our students and teachers, as well as their community, have always been our most important priority. The world has been fundamentally changed by COVID-19 so it is imperative that we strive to provide the best protection to those who study and work in our facilities,” says Dr. Mustafa Guvercin, Director of Sampoerna Academy.

“As this is something that is of utmost importance to us, it is with pride that we partner together with SGS to ensure all our campus facilities and procedures are thoroughly examined to create a safety protocol to be adopted in all campuses,” added Dr. Marshall Schott, President of Sampoerna University.

”At SGS, we value knowledge and the importance of learning in safe conditions. That’s why we are very proud to support Sampoerna Schools System in enhancing hygiene control at its premises. This partnership will make both Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University the first in Indonesia and the only educational institution to employ the protocol audit, signifying their highest level of commitment to providing the safest learning environment, based on international standards.” Says Peter Possemiers, Executive Vice President of SGS Environment, Health and Safety services.

About Sampoerna Academy

Established in December 2014, Sampoerna Academy’s mission is to provide a safe, caring, and collaborative learning environment that is of the highest quality and meets global expectations for student achievement and character development.

Our educational foundation is student-centered with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) that enables students to become creative, innovative and high initiative individuals.

Sampoerna Academy applies trilingual education that enables its students to practice and become accustomed to three languages: English as the language of instruction, along with Indonesian and Mandarin.

Currently Sampoerna Academy has six campuses, located in Jakarta (L’Avenue Building, Sentul dan BSD City), Medan (Citra dan Cipto), and Surabaya (Pakuwon Indah).

About Sampoerna University

Sampoerna University is an educational institution of the Sampoerna Schools System of Indonesia. As an international university in Indonesia, Sampoerna University aspires to foster future leaders with strong moral character and internationally competitive skill sets, enabling them to actively participate in building a more prosperous, equitable, respected, and globally competitive Indonesia.

Sampoerna University operates programs under the licensure and credentialing authorities of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. Set up with national and international standards, Sampoerna University is uniquely qualified to make substantive contributions to society through education.

Sampoerna University is a learning community that prepares students to succeed both academically and professionally. Here, students will not only learn and acquire academic rigor — they will be challenged to think, perform and grow to a more advanced level. With its programs, students are assured to have better skills and credentials that will open doors to both national and international careers after they graduate.

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.