SBA Malaysia winners

Overall winner

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd
and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) sets out their vision for growing their business, whilst decoupling their environmental footprint from growth. They have been a leader in sustainability globally for many years and continue to set ambitious targets across all aspects of their business.

Sime Darby Plantation’s commitments towards sustainability are highlighted in their Responsible Agriculture Charter to contribute to a better society, minimise environmental harm and deliver sustainable development. The company develops and implements leading responsible agricultural practices across the operations, working with partners to deliver solutions and best practices in the industry.

Strategy & Sustainability Management

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy Berhad sustainability commitments are strongly aligned with their core business and has been implemented across their business. They have developed the Sarawak Energy Project Model which ensures all projects are subject to economic, social and environmental impact assessments.

Workforce

KLCCP Stapled Group

KLCCP Stapled Group invests heavily in the development of their employees and has established the KLCC Young Professional Executive Club that elevates talented young executives. They also ensure all employees’ concerns are heard and discussed and create action plans to address any issues.

Sustainability in the Community

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Across their operations, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad has assisted more than 51 communities by working with local organisations and implementing sustainable community models. They have also donated RM40 million through Yayasan Sime Darby to selected projects.

Energy Management

Ericsson

Ericsson closely monitors its energy consumption and have succeeded in reducing their absolute emissions by 48% since 2011. They have science-based targets, measure their scope 3 GHG emissions and conducted life cycle assessments of its products.

Water Management

Heineken Malaysia

Heineken is committed to reduce 30% of water consumption by 2020 and have developed contextbased targets. They have undertaken a water risk assessment and support communities in accessing clean water.

Waste and Material Productivity

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Unilever has reduced disposed hazardous waste by 42% per tonne of production and 96% of waste produced was reused, recycled or recovered. In addition, they measure packaging material that has not been reused, recycled or recovered after consumer use to innovate lighter packaging material.

Climate Change

United Plantations Berhad

Through its focused efforts, United Plantations has managed to reduce its GHG emissions by 40% (with indirect land use change and nature conservation) per kg of refined oil produced from 2004 to 2017. They have also invested heavily in biogas plants which have helped to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Supply Chain Management

Eco World Development Group Berhad

Eco World Development Group requires all suppliers to sign an Environment Management System Conformance Agreement. They work closely with their suppliers to ensure conformance to sustainability standards through regular meetings, supplier audits and providing paid training.

Land Use and Biodiversity

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sime Darby Plantation co-founded the PONGO Alliance to retain, plant and nurture Orang Utan food plants and nesting trees within oil palm plantations and is part of a number of steering committees focused on biodiversity conservation. They have implemented “No Deforestation” principles in their palm oil operations and supply chains and use satellite data to measure a forest’s carbon content to identify how much land it can and cannot develop.

Business Responsibility & Ethics

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Petroliam Nasional has a Corporate Sustainability Council to monitor sustainability risks and a comprehensive Code of Business Ethics and Human Rights Commitment that covers internal and external conflicts of interest, trade and intellectual property, code of conduct and corruption.

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality

Axiata Group Berhad

Axiata’s stakeholder management framework is guided by the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard and their engagement performance with stakeholder groups are monitored. Various methods including peer review and the UN SDGs help inform their materiality assessment resulting in a detailed materiality matrix.

UN SDGs

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy has mapped the SDGs into its strategy and prioritized 5 goals at both target and goal level. They publically share their progress against the SDGs internally and externally and have a detailed scorecard in their sustainability report.

Flagship Initiative

Ericsson

Ericsson’s community and biodiversity flagship project, Connected Mangroves uses Internet of Things technology to ensure better mangrove growth along the riverbank area in Sabak Bernam, Selangor. A first of its kind in Malaysia, the project combines cloud, machine-to-machine and mobile broadband to help the local community to better manage the growth of new mangrove saplings. It addresses the need to protect an important part of the ecosystem of the nearly 3,000 miles of coastline in Malaysia.

Social Enterprise

Biji Biji Design Sdn Bhd

Biji Biji was founded in 2013 with the humble mission of reducing waste through designing and building products out of discarded materials. So far they have recycled 2,246kg of waste and upcycled 4,092m of seatbelts into bags, folders and pouches. The company is involved in various sustainability programs and integrated 4 social enterprises and NGOs into the value chain of the company.

SME

Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd

Cenergi SEA has a vision to become ASEAN’s leading renewable energy company through diversified and sustainable solutions. It collaborates with multiple stakeholder groups to develop renewable energy projects and all investments in the company are guided under their Environmental Sustainability Policies. By 2019, the company has set a target to empower the rural communities within Southeast Asia region by providing them sustainable energy & education.

Special Recognition

Strategy & Sustainability Management

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sime Darby Plantation’s leadership is committed to sustainability as articulated through their Responsible Agriculture Charter and are also held accountable through their Sustainability Leadership Index which is part of their scorecard.

Special Recognition

Workforce

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Through their Freedom to Learn and Innovate and Freedom to Mobility programmes, Digi’s employees are well taken care of and enjoy a culture of innovation and flexible work arrangements.

Special Recognition

Sustainability in the Community

Sarawak Energy Berhad

Sarawak Energy Berhad gives back to rural communities by increasing electrification rates and installing solar systems for remote villages. They also have a resettlement framework for affected communities and have initiatives to address literacy gaps in communities.

Special Recognition

Energy Management

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Unilever has a target of 100% renewable energy by 2030 across its operations and to source all grid purchased electricity from renewables by 2020. They have science-based targets and measure all external energy consumption.

Special Recognition

Water Management

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Unilever has identified that for their products life-cycles the greatest water consumption occurs during customer use. With the aim of halving the water associated with their products by 2020, they are continuing to innovate to reduce the amount of water required for example by developing 2-in-1 laundry powders and detergent bars.

Special Recognition

Waste and Material Productivity

Kimberly-Clark Products (M) Sdn Bhd

Kimberly-Clark is on track to achieve their Zero Waste to landfill target by 2022 as well as to take 150,000 metric tonnes of post-consumer product and packaging waste out of landfills. The company’s adoption of circular design principles on net weight basis reductions and material innovations keep post-consumer waste from low value disposal outlets to higher value outlets.

Special Recognition

Climate Change

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Unilever’s target is to be carbon positive in its operations by 2030 and halve the greenhouse gas impact of their products across the lifecycle by 2030. They have cut CO2 from energy by over 47% in operations since 2008.

Special Recognition

Supply Chain Management

Sime Darby Plantation Berha

Sime Darby Plantation invests in initiatives such as RSPO certification training for smallholders, developing the Decent Rural Living Initiative that improves the protection of human and labour rights and adopting Responsible Sourcing Guidelines, which all suppliers are required to adopt to meet the company’s sustainability requirements.

Special Recognition

Land Use and Biodiversity

United Plantations Berhad

United Plantations is committed to conducting high conservation value or high carbon stock assessments before any new developments, never developing on peatland and voluntarily protects one hectare of forest for every hectare of plantation.

Special Recognition

Business Responsibility & Ethics

UNISEM (M) Berhad

UNISEM has a Sustainability Working Committee which plays an important role in overseeing the process of integrating sustainability practices into daily operations and conducting an annual risk and opportunity assessment. They also conduct meetings with stakeholder groups to identify sustainability risks and opportunities.

Special Recognition

Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality

Malayan Banking Berhad

In 2017 Maybank engaged with internal and external stakeholders to re-assess their material issues and have taken another step forward by identifying their sustainability priorities and roles.

Special Recognition

UN SDGs

Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Through their Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever is already addressing many if not all of the SDGs and have demonstrated their contribution through initiatives in partnerships with local NGOs and companies.

Special Recognition

Flagship Initiative

Heineken Malaysia

Aligning with the vision of the company in Brewing a Better World, Heineken launched its W.A.T.E.R project in collaboration with Spark Foundation, Global Environment Centre (GEC) and local communities in 2007 to conserve rivers in Malaysia. To date, projects have been carried out in 5 states in Malaysia, engaged more than 30,000 people and established 12 active river care communities nationwide.

Special Recognition

Social Enterprise

Wild Asia Sdn Bhd and Genashtim Sdn Bhd

Founded in 2003, Wild Asia focuses on increasing the growth of traceable and sustainable palm oil. The establishment of Wild Asia Group Scheme has supported a total of 880 independent smallholders and 4 small growers that are RSPO certified  to be able to trace the origins of the product back to their plantations.

Genashtim is a cloud-based company that has empowered their employees with sustainable employment where 80% of them are People with Disabilities. As an honoree award receiver for BCorp company in Malaysia for 3 consecutive years, they are focusing on limit carbon footprint by operating through a remote working system.