Competitive Advantage and Risk Management

    UIC is a sole producer of Alkylbenzene in Indonesia, supported by its experience of more than thirty years in the industry and modern technology used in its operations. The Company competes with overseas producers in setting competitive selling price. The Company’s credibility to keep its products quality has been recognized through the certification of international quality ISO 9001:2015 that were obtained since 2003. Moreover, the Company also obtained certifications of ISO 14001:2015 since 2004 for its commitments in preserving its environments. In 2023, the Company also obtained ISO 45001:2018 international quality standard certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management System (SMK3) from the accreditation agency AMTIVO.

    The just-in-time delivery system implemented by the Company has allowed the Company to supply the customers punctually. The ability to implement this delivery service enables our customers to reduce their storage cost and manage their stock.


    Similar to other businesses, the Company and its Subsidiaries (Group) also have the potential to be exposed to business risks attributed to internal and external factors which may bring impact on the Company performance.

    Control of the risks carried by identity and evaluate the main risks that faced by the Company, develop strategies and mitigation controls to manage the risks and assessing the continuing risk after risk control is done.

    The Company also constantly remind its employees about risk awareness so that they can contribute to the risk management and provide essentials input in decision-making.

    As follows is the risk that identified can bring impact to the Company performance and how to managed the risk:

    • Interest Rate Risk

    The Company's interest rate risk mainly arises from loans for working capital purposes and long term bank loans. Loans at variable rates expose the Group to fair value interest rate risk. The Company's has interest risk arising from floating rates of their loan. The Group monitors the interest rate fluctuation to minimize any negative impacts to the Company.

    • Foreign Currency Risk

    The Company has foreign exchange risk primarily arising from recognized monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in a currency other than the entity’s functional currency.

    The Company is aware about market risks due to foreign exchange fluctuation. To mitigate the impact of fluctuations in foreign exchange rates on the Company’s assets and liabilities, if possible, the Company would manage a proper proportion of significant assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies based on the respective entity’s functional currency. If the assets are insufficient to cover its liabilities, the Company may enter into derivative transactions to mitigate such risks.

    • Commodity Price Risk

    The Company faces commodity price risk arising from the volatility of crude oil price, level of demand and supply in the market and the global economic environment. The volatility of crude oil price have indirect affects the Group's raw materials price.

    The Company's policy to minimize the risks arising from the fluctuations of raw material price is to foster more efficient raw material procurement and production to suit customers demands.  

    • Credit Risk

    The Company has credit risk arising from the credits granted to the customers and placement of current accounts and deposits in the banks. 

    The Company has credit risk arising from the credits granted to the customers and placement of current accounts and deposits in the banks. Credit risk arising from placements of current accounts and deposits is managed in accordance with the Company’s policy. Investments of surplus funds are limited for each bank and reviewed annually by the directors. The Company has concentration of credit risk from the placement of cash and cash equivalents, of which 40.80% is placed at one bank.

    The Company has a policy of not placing investments in instruments that have a high credit risk and only put the investments in banks with a high credit ratings. The Company has policies in place to ensure that revenue of products are made only to creditworthy customers with proven track records or good credit history. The Company applies prudent credit acceptance policies and performs ongoing credit portfolio monitoring. It is the Company’s policy that all customers who wish to trade on credit terms are subject to credit verification procedures. The Company has policies that limit the amount of credit exposure to any particular customer. Utilization of credit limits by customers is regularly monitored by the management. Customers who do not qualify for credit facilities are required to pay in advance or use Letters of Credit. In addition, the receivable balances are monitored on an ongoing basis to reduce the Group’s exposure to bad debts.

    • Liquidity Risk

    The Company manages its liquidity profile in order to finance its capital expenditures and settle its maturing debts as they become due by maintaining sufficient cash and cash equivalents, and the availability of funding through an adequate amount of available credit facilities. The Company regularly evaluates its projected and actual cash flow information and continuously monitor the maturity of its financial assets and liabilities.

    The authority for implementation and management of the risk management framework is given to the Directors and the Internal Audit as a division that assists the Director duties to managing the Company’s risk management. The implementation of the Company’s risk management is also supervised by the Company’s Audit Committee, which is an extension of the Company’s BoC.

    The risk management system applied by the Company is able to minimize or suppress the possibility of the risk occurs. Implementation of a comprehensive risk management system, enable the Company effectively manage the risk so that can take into account the risk portfolio and perform preventive measures.


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