Newsletter:

A Message from Our CEO

26 March 2020

Dear Valued Clients,

As the novel coronavirus (COVlD - 19) continues to spread, we would like to take a moment to let you know what BDO in Indonesia is doing as we seek to protect the health, wellbeing and safety of our people, our clients and the broader community whilst managing the broader business implications.

At the moment we are implementing work from Home (WFH) policy across all of our Indonesian offices. Our offices will be open but on a limited basis and we have asked all of our people to work remotely until further notice unless working in the office is absolutely essential for client matters where a physical presence is required and there are no appropriate alternative arrangements.

We believe that this WFH policy is in [line with the Press Conference on Sunday, 15th March 2020, where our President, Joko Widodo, has called for "social distancing" measurement.

This WFH policy is also in support of the circular Letter no. 14lSE/7020 dated on 15tn March 2020 issued by DKI Jakarta's Labour Office encouraging companies to take appropriate measures in relation to COVID - 19.

What this means for you and your business:

  • We want to assure you that while working remotely we are committed to maintaining our high-quality clients service levels at all times. We have the capability to provide our clients with a “business as usual" service and are hopeful that any disruption can be managed and kept to a minimum. our Partners/ Di rectors remain accessible via email and phone and are committed to helping you with your needs'
  • Essential in person client meetings may still proceed, although we will provide teleconference or videoconference arrangements as alternative whenever possible. Your relevant Partners / Directors will be in touch about any upcoming meetings to confirm arrangements and to understand any restrictions that you and your business may have.

There will be a transition period over the next couple of days as we help our people and our clients prepare for this change and will continue to review our position as the situation evolves.

Please let our Partners/Directors know if our people should be aware of any requirements you have put in place for your organisation. We want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all people in our respective organisations.

There is likely to uncertain over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, consider your business’ readiness to respond to the impacts of COVID – 19, and reach out to us if there are additional matters that you require assistance with or even just to share and test your strategies.

Best wishes to you, your families and your colleagues in these challenging times.

 

Kind regards,

Thano Tanubrata

 


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