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The Star - SEVEN companies were honoured with the inaugural StarBiz-Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia Awards for demonstrating outstanding corporate responsibility (CR) practices.

23-08-2008

SEVEN companies were honoured with the inaugural StarBiz-Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia Awards for demonstrating outstanding corporate responsibility (CR) practices. The winners, judged according to four categories - marketplace, workplace, environment and community - demonstrated a common commitment and passion in advancing CR in Malaysia.


Nestle (M) Bhd - Community and Marketplace (Abve RM1bil) - Sullivan O’Carroll



Sullivan O’Carroll
Principal business activity
A leading multinational food manufacturer which manufactures and markets over 300 halal products in Malaysia. Its brand names such as MILO, NESCAFÉ, MAGGI, NESPRAY and KIT KAT have become trusted household names.
CR Initiatives
a) Community
Nestle shares technical expertise and knowledge with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry to develop and prepare them for the competitive global market under the SME Mentoring programme. Apart from good manufacturing practices and quality processes, Nestle Malaysia, which is the Halal Centre of Excellence for the Nestle Group, also offers expertise in halal food manufacturing.
b) Marketplace
There is on-going product innovation to reduce sugar, sodium, fat content and so forth in its entire product portfolio. The on-pack Nestle Nutritional Compass is a first worldwide nutrition labelling initiative from any food company, providing easy-to-understand nutritional content and tips; and response mechanism.
CEO Quote,
Sullivan O’Carroll
Managing director
CR guides the way we operate - it is part of our business strategy and principles. We aim to create value for society as we believe that socially responsible and sustainable business practices are an essential component of our long-term strategy.
We are committed to nourish Malaysia holistically through our brands and products as well as our long-term commitment to key stakeholders.


Telekom Malaysia Bhd - Workplace (Above RM1bil) - Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa.



Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa
Principal business activity
An integrated telecommunications company, which offers a range of communication services and solutions in fixed line, data, mobile and Internet, and multimedia.
CR Initiatives
One of TM’s key business practices is the management of occupational safety, health and environment for its workforce. It also has various initiatives in place to provide a conducive work environment as well as workplace diversity. TM actively promotes the development of employee capabilities through career development programmes and training CEO
CEO Quote
Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa
Group chief executive officer
TM is a big community by itself, with people from diverse professional, educational and cultural backgrounds working together to achieve the group’s vision and mission. In TM, diversity is about learning from each individual, about dignity and respect for all, and about creating workplace environments and practices that encourage learning from others.



Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd - Environment - Datuk Dr Mohd Hashim Tajudin



Datuk Dr Mohd Hashim Tajudin
Principal business activity
Investment holding and management company with subsidiaries and associates engaged in the manufacture and marketing of fertilisers, chlor-alkali and coagulant products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products.
CR Initiatives
To continuously lead and improve the environmental, health and safety performance at all its business operations in the chemicals, fertilisers and pharmaceutical divisions. The company is also involved in the Responsible Care Programme promoted by the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia.
CEO Quote
Datuk Dr Mohd Hashim Tajudin
Group managing director
As a company that is committed to upholding ethical business standards, we strive to integrate our corporate values to meet the expectations of stakeholders and continue to contribute to the economic development of the communities we work with while managing the impact of our daily operations on the environment.


KPJ Healthcare Bhd - Marketplace - Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir



Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir
Principal business activity
The healthcare provider owns and manages a network of 24 hospitals in Malaysia and overseas. It also established the country’s first nursing college Puteri Nursing College.
CR Initiatives
One of KPJ’s main objectives is to ensure that healthcare is affordable hence accessible to all, in tandem with its spirit to Care for Life. It has allocated over RM1mil for various CR activities such as establishing Hospital dan Klinik Waqaf An-Nur, participating and contributing to the Islamic-based television programme At-Tijarah and sponsoring medical treatment of needy patients.
CEO Quote
Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir
Managing director
KPJ believes that CR initiatives should focus on getting closer to society and making healthcare affordable to everyone. We want KPJ to be a household name when it comes to healthcare.


Faber Group Bhd - Workplace - Adnan Mohammad



Adnan Mohammad
Principal business activity
Established since 1963 as a hospitality company, Faber has grown into a key player in the facilities management and property development sectors.
CR Initiatives
Faber continues to evaluate and review its human resource strategies to increase the barriers to competitive employment and to ensure equality and diversity. The group believes in providing leadership and training programmes for career and personal development. It also has various initiatives to enhance cross organisation communication and networking.
CEO quote
Adnan Mohammad
Chief executive officer
It is important to provide a holistic workplace system in the group at various levels - physical, social and personal development - to all our employees equitably to achieve improvement in overall employee quality of life within and outside the workplace.


Tex Cycle Technology (M) Bhd - Environment - S. Perry



S. Perry
Principal business activity
Specialises in recycling and recovery of scheduled waste using the latest state-of-the-art technology.
CR Initiatives
The group’s CR initiatives form an integral part of the organisation’s process development. It is committed to prevent pollution and reduce waste and consumption of resources that can affect the environment. Objectives and targets on environmental impact assessment findings are set on a continual basis and reviewed annually.
CEO Quote
S. Perry
Managing director
Our earnings are derived mainly from the environment so it is important to give something back to the environment and make the world a better place.



Opus Group Bhd - Community - Suhaimi Halim



Suhaimi Halim
Principal business activity
Opus is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing asset development and asset management solutions.
CR Initiatives
Opus has been encouraging its employees to participate in social contribution and environmental preservation programmes including assisting in clean-up operations after the floods in Johor, bringing cheer to orphans, the elderly and the sick. A company-wide campaign was also launched to collect unwanted used items in good condition to encourage employees to reuse and recycle.
CEO Quote
Suhaimi Halim
Managing director
Opus believes in practising sustainable corporate responsibility. We try our very best to maintain and implement programmes that educate and shape Malaysia’s future generation. For example, we educate children regarding the importance of nature through programmes such as our Plant-A-Tree Programme and Opus Wow Day.




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