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.
This innovation will help reduce flooding and ponding while also promoting groundwater recharge and reinforcing the soil to prevent erosion. Sunway Paving Solutions recently won the Honour Award- Landscape Green Products Award at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2018 for its green products.
Zero waste is a goal to reduce what we need, to reuse or recycle what we can, and to compost what we cannot. Non-profit organisation Zero Waste Malaysia (ZWM) is taking initiatives to help educate the public and raise awareness about the zero waste lifestyle. Contrary to popular beliefs, zero waste lifestyle saves you money so it’s not unattainable and just for the rich.
Delegates from the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) were taken on a tour of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and shown how sustainability efforts were integrated and implemented in the city. Sunway aims to increase employee awareness on the UN SDGs in the effort to incorporate sustainable development principles in the workplace.
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 Hotel Hanoi supports handicraft project to help local Vietnamese youths earn a regular income. Kelab Sosial Sunway made a CSR trip to a Hanoi-based charity home. Sunway Hotel Hanoi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Quynh Hoa Charity Vocational Training Centre in Vietnam.
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.
Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition 2017 received significantly more entries compared to the previous numbers. This year’s topic required the students to share their vision and the roles they play for TN50. The competition was a platform for Sunway Group in realizing Sustainable Development Goal 4.