PT Adis Dimension Footwear: The Percentage of Total Female Leaders which Reaches 21%

As a labor-intensive company that has more than 8,000 employees, PT Adis Dimension Footwear recognizes their employees are  resources who drive the company's progress. Therefore, PT Adis Dimension Footwear is committed to treat all of its employees safely and fairly  by making a Company Policy on Anti-Discrimination. This policy is designed to create an equal and inclusive work environment.

Moving from this anti-discrimination spirit, PT Adis Dimension Footwear together with seven major companies in Indonesia established a coalition of companies called IBCWE (Indonesian Business Coalition for Women Empowerment). One of the IBCWE work programs is the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification program, where this certification shows that the company is committed to implement gender equality in its work environment.

"Gender equality is not only about the number of women and men in the company, but we go deeper to see the positions of women and men in the company,” explained Maya Juwita, Executive Director of IBCWE.

Gender equality even started before someone entered the company. "In the very beginning, during a job interview, when the interviewer from the HR department asked the prospective female employees whether they are married or not, that was already uncomfortable," said Maya.

Gender equality in PT Adis Dimension Footwear is also reflected in the percentage of total female leaders which reaches 21%, where the details of the female leaders are as follows: a Director, two General Managers, 14 Managers, 50 Supervisors, 130 Staff, and 66 Team Leaders.

According to Sandi Witomo (HR & SMS GM PT Adis Dimension Footwear), one of the codes of conduct for PT Adis is that the company does not discriminate. "We do not discriminate in any form, we provide equal opportunities for both male and female employees in pursuing their career," said Sandi.

PT Adis Dimension Footwear's commitment is recognized in the form of certification related to gender equality, EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) and is one of the first five companies in Indonesia to receive an EDGE MOVE Certificate in Southeast Asia. With this certification, the company guarantees its commitment to create a workplace that provides equal space and opportunity for women and men to develop their full potential. This is certainly a plus for the company in the eyes of employees and society.

"It is time we have to view men and women in a complete spectrum, not comparing or differentiating one another. Men and women are in the equal position, both can work, can work together, both can achieve. I believe it. If not, I would not have stepped out of my safe box and became the leader of a large company like this. No one can underestimate women, I have proven it "

Margaret Vikta - President Director of PT Adis Dimension Footwear

For more than three decades, PT Adis Dimension Footwear has been established in Balaraja-Tangerang as a sports shoe manufacturing company for an international brand, Nike. PT Adis Dimension Footwear is a domestic investment in Indonesia and a part of the Shoetown Group, which is headquartered in Qingyuan, China. As a sizeable manufacturing company, PT Adis Dimension Footwear is able to produce 10 million pairs of shoes per year for export to various countries around the world such as Japan, Germany, Brazil, USA, etc. As a globally competitive company, PT Adis Dimension Footwear has International Organization for Standardization certification, including ISO: 9001 on quality management, ISO: 14001 on environmental management, OHSAS: 18001 and SMK3 on health and safety management, and ISO: 50001 on energy management.

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