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SGS Hygiene Protocols Approval Mark is given to Sampoerna University and Sampoerna Academy, which has implemented strict and effective cleaning protocols in the school environment in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep students, employees and everyone in the community safe.

Sampoerna Schools Systems puts the safety and well-being of their community of parents, students, and staff as the most important priority, and has collaborated with SGS to ensure our health and safety protocols and implementation meets local and international guidelines and standards (WHO, CDC, ECDC, ISO45001) making Sampoerna University and Sampoerna Academy the first education institution in Indonesia who received Third Party Approval Mark for Hygiene Protocols from SGS related to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

"At Sampoerna Academy, we have been responding quickly to face various challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our students and teachers, as well as their community, has always been our top priority, and that is why we are the first and only education institution in Indonesia that received Third Party Approval Mark for Hygiene Protocols from SGS to ensure that we provide the best protection for those who work and study in our facilities," said Dr. Mustafa Guvercin, Sampoerna Academy Schools Director.

"Here at Sampoerna University, we pride ourselves to be the first and only higher education institution to receive SGS's Third Party Approval Mark for Hygiene Protocols related COVID-19, thereby ensuring that all our campus facilities and procedures are thoroughly examined to provide the safest learning environment for our students, lecturers and staff," said Dr. Marshall Schott, President of Sampoerna University.

The collaboration between SGS and Sampoerna School Systems for hygiene protocols 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. SGS Approval Mark for Hygiene Protocols given after the premises meet the defined requirements, this mark provides assurance that the facilities have strict and effective procedures for cleaning and disinfection.

“In general, we partner with companies to provide independent services, help improve operations, reduce risk and develop smart solutions. Sampoerna Schools System is the first education institution in Indonesia to have received Third Party Approval Mark for Hygiene Protocols from SGS as an effort to maintain cleanliness in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the Sampoerna University and Sampoerna Academy, the protocols have been in accordance with recommendations from global organizations such as WHO and CDC and also Indonesia local government regulations." Johnny Koe, CBE Business Manager of SGS Indonesia.

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.