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Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) recently won Anugerah Langkawi, a prestigious accolade in recognition for its commitment towards the environment, in conjunction with the Malaysia Environment Week organized by the Department of Environment, held in Jitra, Kedah. The award, signed by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, was presented by YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Menteri Besar Kedah, witnessed by Deputy Minister of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, YB Dato’ Sri Dr James Dawos Mamit.
Speaking about the win for the Company’s environment initiatives, Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar, the Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff said, “Malakoff’s strong environmental efforts is the reason behind receiving this award. We ‘walk the talk’ in terms of our commitment to the environment and we actively engage with our key stakeholders, particularly the local communities where we operate.”
“This award is dedicated to our people who have demonstrated active involvement in Malakoff’s various environmental initiatives,” he added.
Malakoff implements collaborative and long-term programmes for the environment under its flagship CSR platform – the Malakoff Community Partnerships.
“For Malakoff, meaningful and sustainable engagement programmes require the collective commitment and active participation from all parties. The high volunteerism spirit amongst Malakoff employees illustrates their eagerness to contribute to our CSR effort,” explained Syed Faisal.
Amongst Malakoff’s notable initiatives include Malakoff Giant Clam Restoration Project, Malakoff Mangrove Planting Program, Malakoff Turtle Awareness Project, and Malakoff Coral Rehabilitation Program, aimed to highlight on the importance of the ecosystem and to raise awareness and support from the general public on the threats that they are facing. In collaboration with Malaysian Nature Society, Malakoff also published a coffee table book titled “Endau Rompin Revisited”.
Malakoff’s CSR initiatives have also been honoured by many government agencies and organisations throughout the years. Some of the key awards are the Prime Minister’s CSR Award 2010 for the Environment category, Anugerah Penyayang Johor 2011 in the Private Organizations category, Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards in the Social Empowerment category in 2011 and in Green Leadership category in 2013, and Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) 2013 CSR of the Year Award.
“As we strongly believe that the Company’s success in the long run is defined and influenced by our strong relationship with our stakeholders, environmental CSR will continue to be the core of our partnership with our people and communities,” concluded Syed Faisal.