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Award Ceremony Celebrates Dynamism, Diversity and Innovation in Green Technology
1 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Malakoff was named one of Malaysia’s Top 30 Green Catalysts for 2014 award recipient at the recent GreenTech Awards organized by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) to recognise and honour individuals and organisations who have had significant environmental, economic and social impact in expanding the country’s Green Technology sector.The award ceremony hosted over 500 notable green technology leaders from across various sectors including the Energy, Building, Transport, Water and Waste Management. The GreenTech Awards Gala Dinner was graced by the guest of honour, His Highness Crown Prince of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
Speaking of Malakoff winning the awards, Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff, Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar said, “On behalf of Malakoff, it is an honour to be named amongst Malaysia’s Top 30 Green Catalysts 2014. The award is a recognition of our on-going effort to promote renewable energy via our Macarthur wind farm, the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere. It also acknowledges programmes to encourage energy efficiency through the Malakoff Energy Expert Series in the recent past as well as our other CSR programmes. It is very encouraging to see such efforts across various industries in Malaysia were duly recognized by the GreenTech Awards.”
Previously, Malakoff also won Anugerah Langkawi 2014 - Corporate category, Global CSR Awards 2014 – Women Empowerment category, Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) – Green Leadership category, Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) - CSR of The Year Award 2013 and Prime Minister’s CSR Awards 2010 – Environment Category. Speaking about the awards, GreenTech Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris said, “The contributions of Malaysia’s Top 30 Green Catalysts for 2014 have demonstratively made a significant impact in raising awareness on sustainability, conservation, and the growth of the green technology sector, economically and socially.”
“It is essential for us to create synergies among the industry players to collectively promote and grow the green technology sector. We need to work in partnerships to capture the huge opportunities that green technology offers and unlock the sector’s true potential,” he added.
This year, the GreenTech Awards were divided into two categories, Personalities and Corporations, acknowledging the many efforts put in by both individuals and organisations who are committed to ensuring Malaysia’s long-term ecological sustainability and the growth of Green Technology sector towards achieving the national Green Technology agenda.
The award recipients walked away with the custom-designed GreenTech Awards trophy that symbolises the wide-ranging forms of green technology, one that is vibrant with limitless possibilities and exciting potential for progress. The GreenTech Awards is one of the many initiatives championed by GreenTech Malaysia to catalyse the Green Technology agenda in line with the aspirations of the National Green Technology Policy 2009.