FedEx Express Marks 30 Years in Malaysia with Tree Planting

FedEx Express marked its 30th anniversary in Malaysia with a series of tree-planting activities, reflecting its commitment to sustainability and community engagement. Around 100 FedEx volunteers joined hands to plant 100 tree seedlings in Desaru, Johor Bahru, and Balik Pulau, Penang. These efforts align with FedEx’s dedication to a sustainable planet and involve preserving and restoring Malaysia’s natural heritage in Johor Bahru and establishing a food forest and seed bank to promote sustainable food production in Penang. Tree Planting Tien Long Woon, Managing Director of FedEx Express Malaysia, emphasized the company’s commitment to creating a better world by supporting environmental preservation and community development. FedEx has played a significant role in connecting Malaysian businesses with global opportunities for the past three decades. The company introduced direct services in Malaysia in 1993, expanded its network, and opened a facility in Batu Kawan in 2020. Now, FedEx employs over 1,700 team members in Malaysia, serving a wide range of businesses, from startups to international corporations, with international express delivery services and advanced digital shipping tools. In addition to its business operations, FedEx is actively pursuing sustainability initiatives in Malaysia. This includes introducing electric vehicles into its fleet to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable logistics. FedEx’s efforts in empowering young talent and promoting sustainability have been recognized with the ‘Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards 2023′. Read More Stories on Business News These accomplishments align with the FedEx Cares program, focusing on areas such as Delivering for Good, Global Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Logistics, Employee Engagement, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. FedEx’s commitment to environmental responsibility and community well-being underscores its ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in Malaysia and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Sunway On Track To Pack Two Million Meals For Underprivileged Communities By 2024

Sunway Group kicked off its annual Meal Pack-a-thon series in collaboration with international hunger relief agency Rise Against Hunger, as part of its flagship #SunwayforGood food aid programmes. The nationwide meal pack-a-thon was launched at Sunway Pyramid by Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, alongside Rise Against Hunger Adviser Dato’ Ir. Jimmy Lim and Rise Against Hunger Malaysia President Mr. Tiki Keh. Get the code The inaugural event was then followed by the second leg at Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and is slated to continue in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri in Johor, Sunway City Ipoh in Perak before the finale at Sunway City Seberang Jaya in Penang in October. This year’s meal pack-a-thon will see a total of 330,000 meals packed by some 700 volunteers. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah says, “The issue of food security is one that we at Sunway take seriously. This initiative is powered by our belief that no corporation can stand apart from the communities it serves. Sunway has fully embraced the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and our food bank initiatives are in line with Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Addressing Global Hunger: Sunway and Rise Against Hunger’s Impactful Initiatives According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report by the United Nations, hunger afflicts one in 10 individuals globally. This issue is even more pressing now as food prices has increased by 20 percent on average over the past year due to rising inflation, according to World Bank estimates.” This year, meals packed by Sunway and Rise Against Hunger will reach more than 5,500 beneficiaries, including Orang Asli communities in Perak, Kelantan and Pahang; orphanages, senior homes and refugee population throughout Klang Valley, Johor and Penang; the hardcore…

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Cathay Pacific’s Third Mangrove Tree-Planting Drive Promotes Climate Resilience

Cathay Pacific will be launching its 1 Ticket, 1 Tree initiative on 26 July 2023, in conjunction with the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. During this event, for every ticket sold online from 26 to 30 July 2023 in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, Cathay Pacific pledges to plant a mangrove tree in Southeast Asia. This initiative began in Thailand in 2021 and was later expanded to Southeast Asia in 2022. Since then, more than 21,000 mangrove trees have been planted across the region, demonstrating the airline’s commitment to environmental conservation. Fostering Sustainability Leadership through Community Participation The 1 Ticket, 1 Tree initiative is part of Cathay Pacific’s broader dedication to sustainability leadership. Volunteers and members of the community are invited to participate in the tree-planting activities, bringing together more than 180 volunteers, including Cathay Pacific employees, partners, and disadvantaged community members, to plant trees in their respective countries. Dominic Perret, Regional General Manager of Cathay Pacific Southeast Asia & Southwest Pacific, expressed the airline’s pride in continuing the initiative for the third consecutive year, despite facing challenges as an airline. The positive feedback received from employees, partners, and the community has been encouraging, reinforcing the airline’s commitment to making positive changes for the environment and local communities, one tree at a time. Cathay Pacific believes that as a global airline, it can lead change and is dedicated to collaborating with like-minded partners to achieve sustainability goals. Click here to Read on Tesla and Geely Promises of Investment

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MCIS Life Contributes RM 1mn to Plant Endemic Rainforest Trees

MCIS Life Insurance Berhad (MCIS Life) has announced its commitment to combat global warming by contributing RM1 million towards planting 5,000 endemic rainforest trees in the MCIS Life Legacy Forest located in Sireh Park, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. This initiative is an expansion of their pilot project launched in 2019, which saw the planting of 1,280 saplings between 2020 and 2022. With this new addition, the total number of endemic rainforest species on site will exceed 45 types. Tree Planting Campaign En. Mohammad Nizar Idris, Chairman of MCIS Life, expressed that this proactive contribution aims to conserve and protect the environment while mitigating the effects of climate change. The company has closely monitored the impact of their pilot project over the past three years. They believe that planting carefully selected endemic rainforest trees will contribute significantly to carbon offset and help combat global warming. MCIS Life’s tree planting initiative aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 13, which focuses on Climate Action. The company actively engages employees, distribution partners, customers, and the local community, including school children, to raise awareness about the threat of rising temperatures and climate change. Save the Rainforest The new 5,000 saplings, planted in stages and scheduled for completion by August 2023, combined with the existing 1,280 trees on site, are expected to collectively offset approximately 567 tons of carbon by 2029. MCIS Life has partnered with The Nusajaya Natural Heritage Trust (TNNHT), a non-profit organization that owns and operates Sireh Park, to support this tree planting initiative. MCIS Life’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond this project, as they focus on various aspects such as Good Health and Wellbeing, Clean Energy, and Life on Land. The company recognizes sustainability as an integral part of its success and growth plans, aiming to build a…

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Dell Reimagined: #BuiltWithPrecision: Creators from Indonesia and Malaysia Get Top Spots

Dell Technologies announced the winners of its “Reimagined: #BuiltWithPrecision” challenge in APJ. The 30-day challenge invited 12 creators from six countries to showcase their innovation by reimagining landmarks using Dell Precision workstations. Submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges based on innovation, design quality, technology usage, sustainability, and cultural relevance. Hanif Aldjaidi from Indonesia was named the Overall Winner for his concept design of a collaborative and co-living space in an old train graveyard. The challenge’s Runner Up, Tan Yong Lin, is a 27-year-old photographer and digital artist from Cyberjaya, Malaysia. His concept design titled ‘The Time Capsule’ demonstrated a purposeful reimagination of the historical Papan Town in Perak. The original state of Papan Town, Perak; R: Yong Lin’s reimagined version of Papan Town, which restored existing buildings while introducing newer, modern elements to pay tribute to the town’s unique history. Dell Precision workstations were praised for their ability to drive innovation and bring ideas to life. The challenge aimed to highlight the power of technology in design and the transformation of landmarks. Click here to Read on MOH Should Stop The ‘Back Door Ban’ on Vape

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Canon Preserves Penang’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Canon Marketing Malaysia has kicked off its annual “One Canon One Tree” campaign with a tree-planting initiative in Sungai Tembus, Penang. The campaign, established in 2016, aims to support Malaysia’s target of becoming a carbon-neutral nation by 2050. Canon, in collaboration with Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project (SPMP) and Unit Nelayan Sungai Tembus, planted 200 mangrove trees to preserve Malaysia’s natural beauty and raise awareness about the importance of ecological conservation, coinciding with World Environment Day. Mangrove trees play a critical role in coastal protection, climate change mitigation, and sustaining marine ecosystems and wildlife habitats. Sungai Tembus, home to the most intact mangrove forest in Penang, holds significant biodiversity importance. It is a vital area for migratory birds, with over 100 species gathering between March and June each year. The presence of various bird species such as openbills, storks, and herons helps regulate pest populations, benefiting local rice farmers. The river is part of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of Teluk Air Tawar-Kuala Muda, which requires preservation to safeguard bird populations in Penang. Daren Tan, Head of Canon Marketing Malaysia’s Penang Branch, sayd, “Our goals extend beyond supporting local fishermen and improving their livelihoods, it encompasses combating climate change and safeguarding our local cherished natural heritage”. 36 Canon staff participated in the “One Canon One Tree” mangrove planting event which also included restoration of the mangrove forest and refreshing the paint at the Unit Nelayan Sungai Tembus community hall. “Speaking on behalf of the Canon team that was part of this programme, this endeavour holds deep significance to us as we contribute to the preservation of mangroves and heed the urgent call to support and acknowledge grassroots initiatives that protect our natural world. We aim to raise awareness about Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and their vital role…

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Sime Darby Oils Spreads Joy with Charitable Ramadan Event

Sime Darby Oils, the fully owned subsidiary of Malaysia’s largest sustainable palm oil producer, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, hosted a Buka Puasa dinner for the underprivileged residents of the Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari orphanage. In addition to this, the company handed out RM2,500 worth of duit raya and goodie bags to the residents and contributed RM15,000 to the orphanage. The event was organized in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, and SDO’s Culture of Care values were reflected in the contributions made. Buka Puasa Event SDP and SDO Management with Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari – Pix Provided Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad, SDO’s Managing Director, expressed the company’s belief that their Culture of Care values are an integral part of their identity and should be shared with the greater public. The buka puasa event was attended by members of the media and stakeholders of both SDO and SDP. Guests were treated to a sumptuous spread of traditional Malaysian dishes prepared by five local B40 entrepreneurs. The residents of the orphanage and other guests were also presented with special goodie bags which included tote bags and notebooks with illustrations designed by a talented local artist, Abdul Rashid Mohd Noor. There were also cute animal plushies that were produced by SDO as part of their partnership for the past three years to support animal conservation with Zoo Negara. Mr Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha, Group Managing Director Sime Darby Plantation – Pix Provided Ramadan Joy Furthermore, SDO personnel took the time to create special ketupat shaped plushies for the children to bring home, and the Company hopes that its efforts will inspire others to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. These initiatives were part of the continuous efforts undertaken by the Company to promote social impact under its Culture of…

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FedEx Upgrades Local Indigenous Community Kindergarten in Pulau Carey

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 20 October 2022 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, supported with upgrading and enhancing the local kindergarten facility in Pulau Carey, Selangor which serves the underprivileged indigenous communities around the area. As part of the global FedEx Cares program, around 50 FedEx volunteers came together to produce ecobricks and rebuild a perimeter wall of the Tabika Kemas Kampung Orang Asli Sg Rambai, in collaboration with Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES), a sustainability-focused environmental organization, and the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA). The enhancement was recently unveiled by FedEx, alongside key representatives from TrEES, JAKOA as well as senior leaders of the indigenous community. The program was kicked-off with an ecobrick-making workshop, where FedEx volunteers learned how to make ecobricks by compacting plastic waste into 500 ml PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) bottles, each weighing no less than 200g. The perimeter wall was constructed from bricks as well as 1,500 ecobricks, creating a safer playground to enjoy more outdoor activities, for 36 students aged between 4 to 6 years. ADIPEC Will Bring The Global Energy Industry Together In New Era As the world’s largest and most inclusive energy platform, ADIPEC will help reframe the climate discussion and advance an inclusive dialogue between some of the most influential stakeholders in the industry to accelerate realistic solutions for a pro-climate and pro-growth energy transition. Business NewsNews Admin “At FedEx, we are committed to sustainability throughout our operations.  The steps we take today, will positively impact future generations. In the same way, this program not only helps the underserved local communities but also raises awareness around the use of sustainable materials. “As children will use the facility every day, we hope that the use of ecobricks will help educate…

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Top Glove Garners Double Recognition For Sustainability Efforts

Top Glove demonstrated its robust commitment to sustainability practices with an improved position on the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2022 (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row, under the Emerging Markets category, as well as improved scoring on the FTSE Russell Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings. For the DJSI, as at 23 September 2022, the glovemaker scored 67 out of 100, reflecting an improvement of 8 points over the past year. The glovemaker had performed in the top decile in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, ranking top 6% among its industry peers, outperforming 94% of companies in its industry category. The sustainability criteria assessed for the DJSI include corporate governance; supply chain management; innovation management; environmental reporting; climate strategy; human rights; human capital development; and customer relationship management. Implement GEG For Alcohol, Gambling, Sugary Drinks And Fast Food The government is asked why the worst ‘sins’ like alcohol, gambling and nightclubs are allowed in a country that claims to be an Islamic country Business NewsNews Admin Additionally, on the FTSE Russell ESG Ratings, Top Glove scored 3.7 out of 5.0, reflecting an increase of about 20%, ranking among the top 16% in the Health Care sector. For Environmental, the company has improved 28% to 3.7; for Social, it improved 21% to 2.9; and for Governance, it improved 12% to 4.6 compared with the previous year. The criteria assessed for the FTSE Russell ESG Ratings include pollution and resources; climate change; water security; environmental and social supply chain; labour standards; health and safety; human rights and community; anti- corruption; risk management; and corporate governance. Sustainability Testament Top Glove Managing Director Mr Lim Cheong Guan says, “We are very pleased with the Company’s inclusion on the DJSI for the fourth…

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Canon Conferred Two Accolades at the Sustainability & CSR Awards

SHAH ALAM, September 2022 – Canon Marketing Malaysia has once again been awarded with ‘Company of The Year’ for the fifth consecutive year since 2018 and brought back its first ever ‘Long-Standing Excellence in Sustainability’, in recognition of Canon’s well-established commitment to CSR and sustainability initiatives. The prestigious awards acknowledge the company’s dedication in carrying out valuable CSR initiatives that have a positive impact on the lives of local communities, and its proactive involvement in sustainability efforts in the endeavour of a better Malaysia. This marks yet another notable achievement for Canon, the global leader in the market for photographic and digital imaging solutions. The Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2022 is organised by CSR Malaysia, a publication and social initiative under the auspices of the Pertubuhan Amal Tanggungjawab Kemapanan Dan Korporat Malaysia (a national body for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility). YBhg Dato’ Ramlan Bin Harun, Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development, officiated the event held at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur on 18 August 2022. Clinical Research Malaysia & Novartis Malaysia Inks MoU to Make Sarawak General Hospital A preferred Site For Clinical Trials MOU solidifies Malaysia’s positioning as a one-stop centre for clinical research in the region and affirms SGH’s capabilities as a clinical trial site Business NewsNews Admin “I’m greatly humbled by Canon’s double-award win, which has only been possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of all our employees. Balancing business growth with commitment to the environment is a key attribute to Canon’s success today, as well as the cornerstone of all our future activities and policies. “We have done various environmental and social initiatives over the past 35 years since our establishment in Malaysia, and are constantly strengthening our company policies in terms of governance. We aspire to work hand-in-hand with local communities…

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