Wins Workplace Flexibility and Support Category
Sunway Group was presented the Workplace Gender Equality Award 2016 for the Workplace Flexibility and Support category by the organising committee of the Workplace Gender Equality Awards 2016 at the Women in Leadership Summit and Exhibition 2016.
The organising committee of the Awards consists of representatives from the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), the Malaysian Ministry of Women, the Family and Community Development and the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) as well as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The institute’s CEO, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh, said that the award was presented to the Sunway Group for its exemplary leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“Sunway is one of the leading companies in Malaysia who has taken conscientious steps to create a balanced and egalitarian workplace. Sunway has implemented a women empowerment strategy and its top management, especially its Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, actively champions workplace gender equality programmes and initiatives to support the female workforce,” he said.
Sunway Group’s Deputy Chairman, Tan Sri Razman Hashim, received the award on behalf of the organisation.
“Since our inception in 1974, Sunway has always been about building sustainable communities and we strongly believe that diversity is our strength as a nation and our corporation as inclusion is key for strong, continuously progressive communities,” he said.
Sunway Group’s Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah is one of the founding chairs of the Malaysian 30% Club, a club dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of gender diversity and to support sustainable business-led voluntary changes in order to improve the current gender imbalances on Malaysian boards.
Sunway has started to accelerate its gender diversity programmes in 2013 by working with TalentCorp’s flexWorkLife, an initiative that builds networks and optimises work-life balance between employers and talents, to integrate work and life with the intent to retain women and create an enhanced working experience in Sunway. Sunway has its own subsidised childcare centre for its employees, allocated designated carparks for working mothers, mothers’ rooms, and Flexible Work Arrangement policies to support women workers.