Sunway City, 12 December 2018 – Sunway Berhad bagged the Corporate Responsibility Award at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) for companies under RM 10 billion, for the second time since its first recognition in 2015.
The Edge BRC recognises excellence in companies with a market capitalisation of above RM1 billion. Companies are added to the annual list automatically at the cut-off date (March 31) and are evaluated on growth in profit, returns to shareholders and corporate responsibility (CR) commitments, among others.
Sunway Berhad Executive Director, Sarena Cheah, received the awards from Dato’ Ho Kay Tat, publisher and Group Chief Executive Officer of The Edge Media Group.
“We are humbled by this recognition. As a conglomerate with 12 business divisions, we strongly believe that profitability and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. This win inspires us to continue to do more and to give back to the society,” she said.
With its unique build-own-operate business model, Sunway Berhad, an FTSE4Good-listed supports the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals agenda which aims towards progress with no one left behind.
Sunway Berhad’s #sunwayforgood programmes reaches out to Malaysian individuals and communities which are most in need and advocates for environmental protection. In 2017, 53,000 people; a large majority being those from B40 groups, benefitted from #sunwayforgood programmes.
Sunway Berhad Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah is the founding trustee of the largest education-focused social enterprise within the nation. As of 2018, the Foundation has disbursed RM 402 million in grants and scholarships.
Supporting entrepreneurship development for sustainable economic growth, Sunway Berhad has also set-up a non-profit accelerator and incubator – Sunway iLabs in partnership with Sunway University and Sunway Ventures. Currently, Sunway iLabs has 25 startups in incubation.
For more information on Sunway Group’s commitment to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda, log on to www.sunwayforgood.com.