Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 towards building a sustainable future for the world


We aspire to be Asia’s model corporation in sustainable development. Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, we’ve set five goals and 19 key targets so that we can take concrete steps and measure progress periodically to ensure Sunway stays on track to meet these objectives.

All five goals are aligned with the UN-SDGs and we aim to achieve them by 2030.

Our Commitment to ESG and Sustainability

Sunway has prioritised sustainability since its inception in 1974. It stems from the vision of our founder and chairman, Tan Sri Sir Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, who made sustainability an integral part of Sunway’s business and decision-making process.

We define sustainability as more than just “going green.” Sunway adopts a holistic and comprehensive approach to ensure sustainable long-term growth by leveraging innovation and technology to generate lasting value. And we do so while upholding good governance, environment stewardship, talent management and community investment.

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It all begins in sustainable development

Sunway’s commitment to sustainability and core values adds up to a powerful combination that has fuelled the Group’s growth and expansion over half a century. The very founding of Sunway Group is based on the concept of sustainable development, beginning with the transformation of our flagship Sunway City Kuala Lumpur from a wasteland into a wonderland.

We rehabilitated a land scarred by disused and abandoned mining pools, restored the ecosystem both physically and socially, and deployed technology and innovation to build an integrated township that houses everything from educational institutions, commercial entities, medical centre to shopping mall, hotel, themed park and residential neighbourhood. This vibrant community serves more than 200,000 people.

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Sinar Raya: Lifting the Communities We Serve
Sunway’s Journey to Net Zero
When SIS Kids Gets Down to Business with Tan Sri Sir Dr. Jeffrey Cheah!
Sterling Recognition for Sunway at The Star ESG Awards
Half Century of Transforming Lives
Bringing HOPE to marginalised Malaysians
Making the World a Better Place
Strength in Sustainability: The Women Who Inspire Us | Part 6
Strength in Sustainability: The Women Who Inspire Us | Part 5
The Next Model “15-Minute City” in Asia – Sunway City Kuala Lumpur

Our Policies

Sunway Group is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, business conduct, and professionalism in line with our core values of Integrity, Humility, and Excellence. We espouse a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption in our business dealings with all stakeholders governed by the Sunway Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) policy.

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Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
Anti-Money Laundering Policy
Biodiversity Policy
Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Green Building Policy
Green Township Policy
Group Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Policy
Group Sustainability Policy
Human Rights Policy
Sustainable Events Management Policy
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Water Management Policy
Whistle-Blowing Policy & Procedure
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Sustainability Awards

Our commitment and dedicated efforts in promoting sustainability has won us industry recognition. These are important testaments as we aspire to become Asia’s model corporation in sustainable development.

The Star ESG Positive Impact Awards 2023

The Star ESG Positive Impact Awards 2023

Sunway is the top conglomerate winner at the inaugural The Star ESG Positive Impact Awards 2023, sweeping five awards, including two Gold Awards in the Responsible Consumption & Production and Transformation categories, as well as three Silver Awards in the Water Management & Efficiency; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Supply Chain Management categories.

NACRA Awards 2023

NACRA Awards 2023

Sunway wins four awards at the National Annual Corporate Report Awards 2023, which promotes excellence and improvement in corporate reporting. Sunway Berhad wins Gold for Best Sustainability Reporting, and Companies with RM2 Billion to RM10 Billion in Market Capitalisation, while Sunway REIT wins Silver. Meanwhile, Sunway Construction Group wins Platinum for the Companies with Less than RM2 Billion in Market Capitalisation.

The Edge ESG Awards 2023

The Edge ESG Awards 2023

Sunway Berhad wins Silver in the Industrial Products and Services category, while Sunway REIT wins Silver in the REIT category at The Edge ESG Awards 2023, which recognises Malaysia’s ESG leaders among public-listed companies and asset management firms.

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Sustainability Report

This report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. We engaged an external assurance provider to verify the report’s accuracy and reliability of data, initiatives and policies, and to provide an independent assurance statement.

Feedback from our stakeholders is vital for us to continually improve our reporting and sustainability practices. We welcome your views, comments or feedback, which may be directed to

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