Sunway City Kuala Lumpur,19 November 2021
Sunway Group was affirmed as one of the best employers in the country by leading in the Sustainable Employer Index (SEI) by Sustainable Employer Research Centre and winning eight recognitions at Talentbank’s Graduates’ Choice Award (GCA) 2021/2022.
The Sustainable Employer Research Centre, an independent research organisation, ranks Sunway the second most sustainable employer out of 100 winners and 930 nominees. The research organisation observed a rigorous analysis of close to 1,000 companies based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) preparedness of corporate boards of Malaysia’s largest public listed companies.
The Group has committed US$20 million to-date to establish the Asia headquarters of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) at Sunway University to lead continent-wide sustainability initiatives. This UN-SDSN at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is one of three such global centres alongside New York City and Paris to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Group also recently established the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University, which aspires to become the first planetary health-oriented university in the world. This Centre will contribute to the advancement of planetary health through quality education, world-class research and engagement with people across the Asia and Pacific regions who are most vulnerable to the impacts of planetary health challenges.
Separately, at the Talentbank’s GCA 2021/2022, Sunway clinched the highest number of awards with eight recognitions across various industries in which the Group has a business presence.
As voted by university students nationwide, Sunway business divisions were ranked as preferred employers across Construction, Education (Private Higher Education Institution), Entertainment & Leisure, Facilities Management, Healthcare (Hospital), Hotel, Property Developer and Shopping Mall categories.
Sunway Education Group, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and Sunway Property & Facilities Management emerged as champions in their respective categories.
Sunway is the only employer to receive eight recognitions out of 48 categories that consists of more than 90 international brands covering a wide spectrum of disciplines, including accounting & professional service, automotive, e-commerce, electronics, fast moving consumer goods, government-linked companies, pharmaceutical, retail, tech, telecommunications and many more.
Sunway Group Chief Human Resources Officer Foo Shiang Wyne said, “Winning the Graduate Choice Award is a validation of Sunway’s commitment to building a new generation of corporate leaders towards the sustainability of our nation’s economy.
We remain committed to creating better opportunities for Malaysian graduates and co-creating a sustainable future for our country by nurturing talent and fostering innovation and tech-savviness as we undergo a transformation into a sustainability-focused and digitally-driven conglomerate.”
Results were obtained from polling university students over a 12-month period, from 1 Sept last year to 31 July 2021 consisting of 52% female undergraduates and 48% male undergraduates.
GCA is Malaysia’s Most Authoritative Graduate Employer Branding Award organised by Talentbank, the award-winning recruitment, market research, education, and employer branding company. Results are audited by GCA’s Board of Audit Committees which comprises over 30 career services practitioners representing private and public universities.
These wins follow Sunway’s recent recognition of being the only local and private conglomerate to secure a position in the top 10 most attractive employers for 2021 as rated by Randstad Malaysia.
“Sustainability and profitability make better business sense as it is proven that they go hand-in-hand. Our commitment to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ESG best practices will continue to guide Sunway in all its business decisions and implementation as we keep delivering positive impacts for our economy, the environment and the society,” Foo added.