CSR MALAYSIA AWARDS 2019
11TH JULY 2019, SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR
MALAYSIA’S OUTSTANDING CORPORATIONS
IN CSR INITIATIVES HONOURED
At the recent CSR Malaysia Awards 2019 luncheon event, outstanding Malaysian corporations that have excelled tremendously in the corporate sustainability and social responsibility arena in boosting the socio-economic transformation of Malaysia were honoured. The event served as a platform to celebrate outstanding achievers and inspiring corporations for their efforts to create a better Malaysia through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The recipients of these awards have been selected by a panel of high caliber judges representing corporate and social bodies.
50 Malaysian listed and private companies together with GLCs were honored, recognized and awarded for going the extra mile to reach out to needy communities and to engage in sustainability endeavours in efforts to create a better Malaysia.
Among the recipients of the awards are:
Titijaya Land Berhad
Hong Leong Bank
Lexis Hotel Group
Poh Kong Holdings Berhad
YTL Hotels & Properties
Tenaga National Berhad
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, a social activist and the Chairman of NIOSH was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding community work.
The judging Criteria for the CSR Malaysia Awards are as follows:
1. Clear purpose and goals of the company for the CSR initiative
2. The impact created / the significance of the CSR initiative
3. Frequency of CSR events held
4. Total amount of contributions given
5. Transparency in reporting CSR initiatives
6. Creative implementation of the CSR activities
7. Strength of the CSR team
8. Sincerity and the effectiveness of each initiative
More often than not, the focus on recognition for CSR excellence has not been sufficient. It must be remembered that private sector companies are the driving force of the nation’s economy and they are well placed to carry out meaningful and significant CSR activities. Receiving the CSR Malaysia Awards from Yang Berhormat Puan Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development was very relevant and appropriate as the Government and the Ministry will be able to take note of the individuals and corporations that champion Social Responsibility initiatives. Also present at the event was the CSR Malaysia’s Chairman Dato’ R. Rajendran and its Co-Chairman/ Managing Editor Lee Seng Chee.
The event was organized by ‘CSR Malaysia’, an initiative of Pertubuhan Amal Tanggungjawab Kemapanan Dan Korporat Malaysia.
Corporate Malaysia’s aspirations go beyond mere profits or building world class buildings or infrastructures. These caring organizations promote sustainable economies by helping marginalized communities and making environmental efforts to preserve our heritage for future generations. The event not only celebrated the CSR achievements of these outstanding corporations but also served as a source of inspiration for other corporations to emulate them.
The event also featured a CSR Carnival whereby some 20 NGOs showcased their initiatives, giving the public a good insight into what they do for the community.
The event, which was attended by some 450 corporate personalities and foreign dignitaries, was supported by Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.