China’s largest e-commerce platform by revenue has been practising sustainability as part of its long-term business strategy since its inception. JD.com invested more than RM 605 million into the Green Steam Initiative where consumers are incentivised for choosing recyclable packaging for their orders. Corporate partners are engaged to promote recycled packaging across the supply chain.
Growing economic inequality gives rise to social unrest, hinders economic growth and prevents poverty reduction. Current economic model has to be challenged by the people and rethought by the government. Deepak Xavier believes society has the power to fight injustices of poverty and inequality.
Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE)’s social enterprise project was kick-started with the presentation of 1,000 bars of repurposed soap by Sunway’s hotel division. The Soapful project is a collaboration with Ecolab Sdn Bhd, Kinder Soaps Sdn Bhd and the Selangor Youth Community (SAY) with His Highness, Tengku Amir Shah gracing the launch event. The project intends to help in removing soap waste from landfills, reduce cost of the orphanage home, and cultivate meaningful business skills.
Sunway Group aligns its businesses with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of ‘No Poverty’ and ‘Zero Hunger’ through Sunway Food Programme. Its three initiatives that include #ZEROFOODWASTAGE, Rise Against Hunger meal packing, and Share Because You Care grocery drive were scaled up to create better impact for the society.
Sunway City was certified as Malaysia’s first sustainable township by Green Building Index Malaysia. Sunway is now strengthening its sustainable development credentials with plans that seek to turn Sunway City into a model “smart city” of the 21st century.
Sunway REIT launches community sustainability campaign in the quest for a smoke-free environment. Sandakan-based graffiti artist Kenji Chan’s art was one of three used to launch the campaign. Chan’s art is located next to the Sephora retail outlet at Sunway Pyramid.
Julian Yee, a SEA Games Gold medallist, the first Malaysian figure skater to compete at the Winter Olympics and a Sunway Sports Scholarship recipient shares his story with Sunway. Sunway University was the only institution to offer Yee a scholarship for figure skating.