THE Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) was one of the seven ASEAN private companies recognised and awarded for their actions to create a safe and healthy working environment through various HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives, during the 2nd ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) Award ceremony and forum recently.
Representing JPMC to receive the award was General Practitioner Dr Muhammad Hiza Wardy Bin Haji Abdul Halim.
He was also invited to share his experiences in implementing policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS prevention and control in workplace.
On hand to present certificates and trophies to the awardees was Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia, Kula Segaran and Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio Cultural Community, Kung Phoak.
The award also acknowledges JPMC for raising HIV awareness of workers and promotes non-discriminatory policies and environment for workers with HIV and AIDS. The ARROW Award is an initiative under ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Plan of Actions 2016–2020.
The award gives recognition to companies in every ASEAN member state for their remarkable initiatives to create a safe and healthy working environment through HIV/AIDS awareness, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and prevention programmes for their employees.
Prior to the ceremony, the first meeting of ASEAN-Business Coalition on AIDS (BCA) was also held.
The programmes and activities undertaken in Brunei under BCA include raising awareness, charity work and World AIDS Day campaigns.