SAMPOERNA SCHOOLS SYSTEM TRUSTS SGS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED CONTROL OF THEIR HYGIENE AND DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS RELATED TO COVID-19 PREVENTION FOR SAMPOERNA ACADEMY AND SAMPOERNA UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

Jakarta, August 7, 2020. Sampoerna Schools System, which offers a seamless education pathway from Pre-Kindergarten through to University Education via Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University, has partnered with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, 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, as well as ensuring the use of appropriate products. Sampoerna Schools System puts the safety and well-being of their students and everyone in their community as the most important priority during these challenging times. This is why both Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University collaborate with SGS to help each of their campus properties effectively manage their Health and Safety concerns, so that each of their employees, teachers/lecturers, and students can enjoy 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 corona virus 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 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 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 extent and persistence of COVID-19 on surfaces. In addition to that, SGS will use specific signage to identify disinfected areas, and also SGS Hygiene Monitored Mark to display conformity with international guidelines, and standards (WHO, CDC, ECDC, ISO45001) and Indonesian Ministry of Health as well as local regulations.
The collaboration project will be conducted in all 6 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.

“As this is something that is of utmost importance for 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 Program 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, making both Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University the first in Indonesia and the only education institution to employ the protocol audit, signifying their highest level of commitment to providing the safest international standard learning environment.”