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Cargill in Indonesia Receives the Best Companies to Work for In AsiaTM 2018 (Indonesia Edition) Award from HR Asia

Company recognized for outstanding workplace and employee engagement practices


Cargill in Indonesia has been recognized by HR Asia as a Best Company to Work for in AsiaTM 2018 (Indonesia Edition).  The award is given to companies in Indonesia with high levels of employee engagement and excellent workplace cultures. Minister of Manpower The Republic of Indonesia, Hanif Dhakiri presented the award to Chika Hutauruk, Senior Human resources director, Cargill in Indonesia,  yesterday evening Friday, 4th of May 2018, during Award Ceremony at JW Marriot Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also attending the ceremony William Ng, A group publisher and editor-in-chief of HR Asia, one of the leading HR publications in Asia, as organizer of this event.

Award-winning companies were selected through an assessment process, which included both an Employee Input Survey (EIS) and Workplace and Employee Engagement Survey (WEES) involving 210 companies with diverse industrial backgrounds in Indonesia. Assessment is determined on the basis of several factors including employee engagement, workplace culture, development opportunities, company’s employee turnover rates, employee growth rate and workplace accident rate. The survey results are processed by a team of judges who are independent panel of industry experts, academics, journalists and government representatives.

Based on the EIS and WEES survey result, Cargill outperformed the industry average in three separate categories, named Heart, Mind and Soul™ , which examine employee’s “emotional engagement to the Company (heart),” “intent and motivation (Mind)” and “behavior and advocacy (Soul).”

Chika Hutauruk, senior human resources director, Cargill in Indonesia, commented, ”We feel very proud that Cargill in Indonesia has been selected as recipient of this prestigious award. This is a great achievement. We truly believe being an excellent workplace begins with recognizing our employees’ aspiration and nurturing them. This, combined with openness and flexible corporate culture , creates an environment that allows the value of our differences to come to life.”

Chika Hutauruk further explained ,”Everyone matters in Cargill and everyone has a role to play. It creates a sense of belonging where people can be their true self and be at their personal best. This achievement is a significant milestone and reinforces Cargill’s reputation as an employer current and potential candidates want to work for.“

Ingrid Fatiha, Cargill grains operations manager for Indonesia and Thailand, said, ”15 years working in Cargill has been amazing and tremendous experiences. I have truly grown personally and professionally. Cargill provides time flexibility to have work-life balance and we respect each other from diverse backgrounds, genders, ethnics and religions”.  At Cargill, employees are the most important asset, consequently company always provides appropriate compensation and benefits, opportunity to continue learning and develop themselves and pay attention to career ladder.

The Best Companies to Work for Asia award has been given to Indonesian Company by HR Asia since 2016. This year was the first time Cargill in Indonesia participated in the assessment process.  William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of HR Asia said ,”This award recognizes companies for their workplace and employee engagement practices. Recipients, such as Cargill, have demonstrated and continue to demonstrate their willingness to go the extra mile in ensuring employees are well taken care and fully engaged. The award is benchmarked against global best practices and is determined via an extensive country-wide survey of employees. Winning this award is a validation of Cargill’s efforts in becoming one of the best companies to work for in the region".  *****

About Cargill

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

About Cargill in Indonesia

Cargill began doing business in Indonesia in 1974 by establishing a feed mill in Bogor, West Java. Today, Cargill is headquartered in Jakarta and has more than 19,000 employees. We have 59 locations with offices, manufacturing plants and facilities throughout the country and business activities comprise animal nutrition, cocoa, copra, seaweed, processed food exporting, grain and oilseeds, palm oil, as well as starches and sweeteners. For further information, please visit

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