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MDBC: HR Forum – Safe@Work

July 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,

Safe@Work is something that we all need to strive for!  It’s not just for the HR department; everybody in the company needs to be involved.

While we are all looking forward to the moment and opportunity to be allowed back into our offices and factories, or work at higher capacity, MDBC together with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (and as part of our MDBC HR Forum series), bring you Safe@Work on Wednesday 21 July.

Safe@Work is the Government initiative promoting enhanced public health measures to empower employers to be accountable for containing the pandemic among their workers. It contains Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) detailing preventive measures and case management through the creation of Safe Work Bubble.

We are also pleased to include Jacobs Douwe Egberts Malaysia, the subsidiary of Netherlands – based parent company Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE).  JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure – play coffee and tea company by revenue.   In Asia, JDE’s portfolio of iconic coffee, tea, and cereal brands include Super, Old Town White Coffee, Essenso, Moccona, and L’or, inclusive of the F&B cafe business under the Old Town White Coffee brand.   With 2,700 employees spread over multiple locations and a substantial supply chain, JDE Malaysia has ample practical Safe@Work experiences to share, which can be beneficial to all in our membership community.  JDE built their own SOPs based on Malaysia’s requirements, but enhanced them based on lessons learnt from their operations in China.  It adds further rigor to safety protocols, behaviors, and practices in the workplace, and extends it to worker transportation and improved living conditions in company housing.  JDE is working hard to help Malaysia flatten the curve and is keen to share its best practices and insights.

Date:  Wednesday, 21 July
Time:  15:00 – 16:00 hrs
Webinar Platform: Zoom
Complimentary for MDBC members and guests from your own supply chain

15:00 hrs: Welcome Remarks
15:05 hrs: MITI
15:20 hrs: JDE
15:35 hrs: Q&A
16:00 hrs: End of Session

Who should attend:  Senior Management, Human Resources, Operations / Production, Department Leaders, and you are encouraged to invite guests from your supply chain!


Vimala Murugan (Deputy Senior Director – Industrial Development Division, MITI)

Vimala joined MITI in 1996 after graduating from the University of Malaya with BA (Hons) History.  She has also completed her Post – graduate Degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Technology Malaysia.

During her service in MITI, she has served in both the International Trade and Industry Wings, including being posted twice to MITI overseas offices in Manila, the Philippines and Brussels, Belgium.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she was in – charge of the operation room of processing applications of companies to operate during MCO, assisted in the development of Safe@Work Guideline and currently, overseeing the implementation of industry immunisation programme for manufacturing sector, PIKAS.


Evert Meindertsma (Operations Director – Asia Pacific (APAC), JDE)

Hailing from the Netherlands, Evert Meindertsma has spent over 25 years in Senior Manufacturing, Operations, and R&D roles in the Food and Chemical Industries, having worked in the United States, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe.  Over the last 13 years with JDE (a global leader in coffee and tea), Evert has covered the spectrum of roles including Plant Manager (of coffee factories in Europe), Director of Manufacturing Europe, and Global R&D Director.  Evert moved to Malaysia in 2019 to assume the position of Operations Director – Asia Pacific (APAC).  Based in Johor (JDE’s regional manufacturing hub), Evert oversees a large supply chain including 10 facilities where coffee, tea, and creamers are made (in Southeast Asia, China, Australia, and New Zealand), for iconic brands including Moccona, Super, Old Town White Coffee, and Bell Tea.

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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
+603 – 2722 8335


July 21, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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