SBA Malaysia winners

Overall winner

Sarawak Energy Berhad
and MISC Berhad

Being the industry leader in categories such as Sustainability Strategy; Energy; Climate Change; and Stakeholder Engagement, Sarawak Energy has been harnessing renewable energy to support the growth of the company, whilst aligning to national economic policies. They have contributed and pledged to follow the UN SDGs and are aligned to guide their business operations and support their long-term strategies themed towards sustainable practices.

Strategy & Sustainability Management

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy is both an energy development company and a vertically integrated electricity utility, with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity. Internalising best practices in Hydropower development, Sarawak Energy has continually addressed key materiality issues. Along with contributing and aligning their strategy towards the UN Global Compact, Sarawak Energy has also been recognised as a gold member of the Global Reporting Initiative Standards for Sustainability Reporting.

Workforce

KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

KLCC Property Holdings has adopted a centralised contact centre – HR One-Stop Point. Here, it serves as a one-stop focal point that manages grievances. KLCC Property Holdings also holds family events to promote family bonding through recreation and art-and-crafts activities. Together this generates healthy work-life balance.

Sustainability in the Community

AirAsia Berhad

AirAsia’s commitment towards community development stretches beyond the local reach of Malaysia – broadening towards Thailand and Indonesia. AirAsia’s ‘Community Based-Tourism’ under the Journey of Development program assists with local communities through improving their food, hygiene, safety and waste, as well as develop and market local products. Additionally, a philanthropic arm has been established that has created jobs for the underprivileged in ASEAN nations and has benefitted over 8,000 families.

Energy Management

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy embarked on a 5-year roadmap aimed to maximise plant efficiency and contribute towards the Malaysian Government’s Initiative of reducing the country’s carbon emission intensity by 45% by 2030. To date, they have surpassed their 2020 target of sourcing 69% of energy through hydro that resulted in the lowest CO2 grid emission intensity in Malaysia.

Water Management

Heineken Malaysia Berhad

Heineken has invested in significant water protection and river conservation initiatives in Malaysia. Committed to reduce 30% of water consumption by 2020, the, ‘WATER’ project in collaboration with various communities, rehabilitates rivers throughout Malaysia benefiting 40,000 people. In addition, a rainwater harvesting system is in place where 1.4 million litres of water will be available for use annually.

Waste and Material Productivity

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Through, ‘PETRONAS Surplus Management’, Petronas has minimized wastage by optimizing project material surplus and non-moving inventory in 27 operating units. This saved RM2.6 Million in 2018 where total waste recycled and recovered was over 77,000 metric tonnes, constituting 69% of total waste generated.

Climate Change

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy has been moving towards renewable sources for their power generation. Their Hydro Ennovate Program is a 10-year project that helps in mitigating climate change risks. The company has a generation mix target to have 60% of their energy generation from hydro power which will contribute to their overall GHG reduction – of which has been decreasing for the past 9 years.

Supply Chain Management

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Supply chain sustainability for Sime Darby Plantation is fundamentally about being transparent to their stakeholders. The company utilizes an online tool known as “Crosscheck” to create a deforestation-free supply chain that allows anyone to trace the source of the company’s palm oil supply.

Land Use and Biodiversity

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sime Darby Plantation is committed to protecting primary forests, High Conservation Value areas and peatland. The company has a policy to invest in R&D to improve yield intensification. Sime Darby Plantation also co-founded the PONGO Alliance which aims to effectively manage human-wildlife conflict in plantations. The also targets to plant one million trees by 2020, and have planted over 820,000 trees to date.

Business Responsibility & Ethics

MISC Berhad

MISC is fully committed to ensure that all business operations are conducted fairly. The company’s Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy & Guidelines covers multiple policies that reflects their Code of Conduct. The company has a separate Human Rights Commitment statement and Modern Slavery policy that applies to all jurisdictions.

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality

The Lost Food Project

TLFP are passionate about eliminating hunger in Malaysia and have the best interest of others at heart. TLFP has a volunteer team to collect information regarding internal stakeholder perceptions, and an education team to collect information to quantify the success of stakeholder engagement. TLFP engages with all stakeholders at least once a year to identify and discuss any topics of importance.

UN SDGs

MISC Berhad

MISC has assessed the impact on all the SDGs and indicators relevant to their business and have aligned their sustainability strategy to this. Multiple partnerships, all in line with SDGs – include the Malaysian Shipowner Association (MASA) and Jabatan Laut (Marine Department). MISC also conducts quarterly updates with Senior Management pertaining to the company’s sustainability progress and alignment to the SDGs.

Flagship Initiative

KPJ Healthcare Berhad

Eco World Development

KPJ is Malaysia’s leading provider of private healthcare services with over 25 specialist hospitals located throughout the nation. Apart from clinical technology, KPJ is also exploring opportunities to apply digitalized medical technology in everyday life such as wearable technology, robotics and AI. KPJ also focuses on creating healthcare professionals through their education arm – KPJ Healthcare University College. Klinik Wakaf An-Nur (KWAN) is KPJ’s corporate responsibility flagship initiative which provides quality healthcare services for the less fortunate and low-income households at an affordable rate where over 1.5 million patients have benefited from this initiative.

The Eco World brand is spread across three key economic regions in Malaysia with 20 development projects that include new townships, integrated commercial developments and luxury high-rise apartments. Presently, the Group has over 8,000 acres of land with a total gross development value (GDV) of RM87.5 billion. Eco World’s flagship initiative includes the Student Aid Programme (SAP) which provides financial assistance to school students. As of today, the Foundation has helped over 3,000 students all over Malaysia. The Foundation also seeks to help underprivileged Malaysians through counselling, home visits and career guidance.

Social Enterprise

The Lost Food Project

As a non-profit organisation, TLFP are passionate about eliminating hunger in Malaysia and thus that is what inspires them to use resources wisely with the best interest of others at heart. Tackling some of the biggest issues today – food poverty and environmental sustainability, TLFP started from humble beginnings, founded a little over two years ago (2016) from a handful of volunteers packaging boxes to an established operation providing thousands of vulnerable people with nutritious food and addressing needless waste in the food industry. To date, TLFP has rescued 564,476kg of surplus food, delivering to 48 charities and 7510 families in low-cost housing. Such accumulated success has also been able to prevent over 1 Million KG of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Furthermore, their operations reflect many UN SDGs with a significant focus towards, ‘No Hunger’ and, ‘Responsible Consumption’.

SME

Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd

Cenergi is one of the largest grid-connected Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) biogas players in Malaysia. They own and operate five plants that together generate 7 megawatts of power, with another 3 biogas plants to be commissioned later in 2019 totalling to 5.5 megawatts. Cenergi has also completed the second phase of a RM40 million energy efficient project that guarantees electricity savings of up to 33% for a local university. Between 2018 and 2020, together with solar power generation, Cenergi plans to begin making its presence felt in the biomass, mini-hydro and wind power generation business segments across Southeast Asia.

Special Recognition

Strategy & Sustainability Management

MISC Berhad

Sustainability strategy in MISC is truly embedded into the way they conduct business. Their strategy is incorporated into a 5-year roadmap addressing 11 key aspects grouped around 6 sustainability pillars. They are 1 of the 34 global businesses from across the maritime value chain to sign the Global Maritime Forum’s call to action on the de-carbonisation strategy of the International Maritime Forum.

Special Recognition

Workforce

Sodexo Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Fostering a culture that cultivates inclusion and embraces differences, Sodexo enables an environment where everyone can thrive in the workplace. For the 11th consecutive year, Sodexo has been ranked as the top company for LGBT employees, talent acquisition for executive women and women of colour. Moreover, Sodexo has several support and counselling programs aimed to raise awareness on mental health.

Special Recognition

Sustainability in the Community

Heineken Malaysia Berhad

The Lost Food Project

Heineken has been at the forefront of water protection and river conservation in Malaysia. Consequently, they have supported local communities by expanding the capacity of river basins and providing opportunities to generate economic value from waste. Heineken has also built alternative portable water supply solutions throughout 8 villages, benefitting 5,000 villagers. Furthermore, they have partnered with an NGO to establish 5 acres of community farming.

The Lost Food Project, is a non-profit organisation and is Malaysia’s leading food bank that rescues surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfills, and redistributes this food to those who need it most regardless of individual differences. The Lost Food Project also engages with a variety of communities including low-cost housing developments and schools. They also support general public events such as the Zero Waste Exhibition. Recently they have partnered with the Sustainability Research Community to ensure best practices and progressive thinking.

Special Recognition

Energy Management

KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

Based on a 3-year sustainability roadmap, KLCC Property Holdings has created initiatives to drive down energy consumption. Through major internal reconstructions and an implementation of a photovoltaic system, they have managed to save 15.8 million kWh and thus has contributed to reduce green-house gas emissions by 360,000kg of carbon dioxide per year. In sum, a 5-year trend of consistent decrease in energy consumption has been recorded.

Special Recognition

Water Management

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Special Recognition

Waste and Material Productivity

Heineken Malaysia Berhad

Under the initiative of the Zero Waste Plan, aimed to fully recycle all residual products in production and achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020, Heineken has collaborated with 9 waste management partners along with assessments and site audits which has reduced overall fresh water consumption by 48,000 hectoliters annually. Furthermore, Heineken conducts an internal audit of waste generation on a monthly basis in aim to foster better waste and material productivity.

Special Recognition

Climate Change

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Special Recognition

Supply Chain Management

Eco World Development Group

Eco World strives to ensure best practices for their contractors, ensuring a safe working environment and furthering skill development. The company not only conducts and bears the cost of training their contractors, but also conducts regular audits to evaluate product quality and supplier practices. Their constant attention to safety also calls for special mitigation measures.

Special Recognition

Land Use and Biodiversity

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

IOI Properties Group

PETRONAS has established the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) Management to identify and mitigate potential BES impacts during future land use conversion. The company also carried out the RM12 million Biodiversity, Environment and Conservation (BEACON) project in Bintulu. Furthermore, PETRONAS launched an environmental community programme known as “Sayangi Sungai Latoh” in Johor where 2,300 mangrove seedlings were planted.

IOI Properties is committed to conserve urban diversity particularly in town parks. The Group has planted vulnerable tree species and has held various activities to help create awareness on urban diversity and nature appreciation among families. Due to efforts by the Group, the parks has a thriving aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem despite being located amidst a bustling commercial centre.

Special Recognition

Business Responsibility & Ethics

United Plantation Berhad

United Plantation emphasises on implementing responsible and ethical business policies in all aspects of their operations. The company does not give or receive bribes or other improper advantages for business or financial gain. United Plantations commits to the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and adhere to these principles in all negotiations and interactions with stakeholders.

Special Recognition

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy prides itself for having strong engagements with their internal and external stakeholders. The company adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard and conducts regular surveys with their stakeholders to identify and analyse their perceptions of the business’ economic, environmental and social impacts. Materiality assessments are conducted every 4 years where the company develops mitigation plans through stakeholder feedback.

Special Recognition

UN SDGs

Sime Darby Plantation

Sime Darby Plantation has aligned all of its sustainability efforts to the SDGs and articulated on their approach and contribution. One prime example would be aligning to: Partnerships for the Goal. Furthermore, they have engaged through multiple partnerships, such as the PONGO Alliance, Certifiable Sustainable Palm Oil and Rainforest Alliance, where all of which strive to conserve the environment and wildlife within oil-palm landscapes.

Special Recognition

Flagship Initiative

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Special Recognition

Social Enterprise

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