Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Indonesia, Heri Susanto, during the signing of the MoU with PSIS Semarang.
Rentokil Initial Indonesia supporting health protocol in place for the next football national league seasons.
During this pandemic there’s been a concern for the citizen of Indonesia in term of health issues, since COVID-10 struck globally a lot of death toll all over the world. This is the main reason why PSIS postpone the official matches until next year. However, during that period they started to collaborate with Rentokil as their pest control and hygiene partner in accordance with the health protocol rules made by PSSI regarding the implementation of League 1 competitions which are adapted from various references such as FIFA and WHO.
Therefore, on Thursday 5th of November 2020 Both Side sign MOU (memorandum of understanding), PT Mahesa Jenar Semarang presented by Mr. Joni Kurniato as President Director of PSIS Semarang, and Mr. Heri Susanto as Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Indonesia agreed to disinfectant PSIS facilities and provide hand sanitizer on their facilities. The implementation of disinfection are at seven points that are considered crucial, such as athlete's mess, pavilion, main gate & dressing room, press conference room, VVIP stands, player buses, and finally the PSIS club office in the stadium.
Mr Joni is optimistic and chooses the right partner for this matter he said "We believe that Rentokil Initial Indonesia is the right choice as our partner because of its more than 50 years of experience in Indonesia, and is also a company with global standards, this can be an asset to support the implementation of the health facilities or protocols required by PSSI properly".
Meanwhile, Mr. Heri Susanto as Managing director of Rentokil Initial Indonesia that this collaboration was in accordance with the company’s vision in the midst of the global pandemic.
Mr. Heri explained "We want to implement our company’s slogan and mission which are "protecting people, enhancing lives" in this pandemic situation, we are trying to participate to protect athletes and official and most importantly the spectators who’s watching the match can be at a good level health protocol level".
In this case PSIS Semarang seems to be one step ahead and should be appreciated as one of the clubs ready to compete in the midst of a pandemic.