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Press Release:
5th April 2019 For Immediate Release

World’s Best CSR Corporations Honoured At The Industry’s Top CSR Awards At The 11th Global CSR Summit & AwardsTM And The Global Good Governance Awards On 4-5 April 2019

Sarawak, Malaysia, 4 April 2019 – The 11th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards™ held in conjunction with The Global Good Governance Awards™ ended yesterday on a high note with a full house turnout of over 220 regional and international delegates, which was held for the first time at Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia.

Held at the Pullman Kuching, the conference kick-started with an enchanting performance by WARISAN SAPE TELANG USAN, a talented local SAPE music and dance troupe supported by Sarawak Energy’s CSR programme. In line with the conference theme: “A New Era of Corporate Responsibility & Activism”, Group CEO of Sarawak Energy, Datu Sharbini Suhaili, delivered the opening keynote address entitled: “Creating Value Through Corporate Activism” The keynote speaker highlighting how companies such as Sarawak Energy can actively delivery value and change by integrating their CSR programmes to be aligned with the three pillars of sustainability – Economic, Social and Environmental. About 25 international speakers were present at the event sharing some of their unique experiences on topics such as CSR in the boardroom, social activism, environmental protection, women empowerment and circular economy to name a few.

Among the notable speakers, Mr Stefan Phang, Director, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Diversey, Inc gave a powerful speech on “The Darkside of Tourism”, where he shared on the rampant exploitation of children in Cambodia. He explained Linens for Life – a signature Diversey’s CSR initiatives for hotels where linens are used as stretchers and burial material for typhoon disaster victims. He ended his speech and challenged the attendees with a quote by Nelson Mandela: “Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision is a waste of time. Vision with action can change the world.”

The event ended with the awards segment The Global CSR AwardsTM and The Good Governance AwardsTM graced by guest of honour YB Dato Sri Hajjah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister For Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family And Childhood Development. Dr Martin Blake, the Conference Chairman and a member of the judging committee commented: “The 11th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards™ held in conjunction with The Global Good Governance Awards™ held in Kuching today was a very well attended and successful  event. There were participants from all over Asia and some even travelled from as far as Australia, Dubai, UAE, Taiwan, India etc. The quality of the presentations was high and the content was at the contemporary cutting edge of CSR. Finally, the calibre of the entries for the awards was truly outstanding, in particular, a significant ‘well done’ is deserved by Sarawak Energy and Sinyi Realty who won multiple awards and appropriately reflecting the quality of the entries.”

The winners are:

THE GLOBAL CSR AWARDS 2019

Global Category

Best Environmental Excellence Award
(Companies with market capitalization more than USD 1 Billion)

Sunway Group – Platinum
Sarawak Energy Berhad – Gold
PTTEP (Thailand) – Gold
PT Adaro Energy Tbk – Silver
Coca-Cola (Turkey) – Bronze

Best Environmental Excellence Award
(Companies with market capitalization less than USD 1 Billion)

OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc. – Platinum
Sinyi Realty – Gold
Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai – Gold
PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara – Silver
Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. – Bronze

Best Community Programme Award
(Companies with market capitalization more than USD 1 Billion)

Sarawak Energy Berhad – Platinum
PT Pertamina Hulu Energi – Gold
Maybank Foundation – Gold
Mongolian Mining Corporation – Gold
PT Bank BTPN Tbk – Gold
Bridgestone (Thailand) – Silver
Tata Consultancy Services – Silver
Maybank Indonesia – Bronze
Dubai Duty Free – Bronze
Yum China Holdings Inc. – Bronze
IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd – Bronze

Best Community Programme Award
(Companies with market capitalization less than USD 1 Billion)

Maynilad Water Services, Inc.– Platinum
PTTEP (Indonesia) – Gold
Koora Time by Qatar Shell and Qatar Football Association – Gold
PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia – Silver
Allianz Ayudhya Assurance – Bronze

Excellence In Provision Of Literacy & Education Award
(Companies with market capitalization more than USD 1 Billion)

FrogAsia Sdn Bhd– Platinum
PT Adaro Energy Tbk – Gold
Bridgestone (China) – Gold
IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd – Gold
PT Pertamina Hulu Energi – Silver
Axiata Group Berhad – Bronze

Excellence In Provision Of Literacy & Education Award
(Companies with market capitalization less than USD 1 Billion)

Google Viet Nam Digital 4.0 – Platinum
OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc – Gold

Empowerment of Women Award
(Companies with market capitalization more than USD 1 Billion)

Sarawak Energy Berhad – Platinum
Coca-Cola (Turkey) – Gold
PT Hero Supermarket Tbk – Gold
PT Pertamina Hulu Energi – Gold
Diversey, Inc – Silver
Kulim(Malaysia) Berhad – Bronze

Empowerment of Women Award
(Companies with market capitalization less than USD 1 Billion)

OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc – Platinum
Sinyi Realty – Gold
Loreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd – Silver

Best Workplace Practices

HM Sampoerna TBK– Platinum
Kulim(Malaysia) Berhad– Gold
OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc – Silver
Sinyi Realty – Bronze

Product Excellence Award

Sinyi Realty – Platinum

CSR Leadership Award
(Companies with market capitalization more than USD 1 Billion)

Puan Aisah Eden, Sarawak Energy Berhad – Platinum
Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad – Gold
Bridgestone India – Gold
Michelin (Siam) – Gold
Kulim(Malaysia)Berhad – Silver
PT Adaro Energy Tbk – Silver
Axiata Group Berhad– Bronze

CSR Leadership Award
(Companies with market capitalization less than USD 1 Billion)

Dubai Customs – Platinum
Institut Jantung Negara – Gold
Sinyi Realty – Silver

Country Awards Category
Best Country Award for Overall CSR Excellence

Singapore – Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Malaysia – Sunway Group
Thailand – PTTEP (Thailand)
Indonesia – PT Astra International
Middle East – Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai
Cambodia – Nagaworld Integrated Resort
India – UPL Limited
Taiwan – Sinyi Realty

GLOBAL GOOD GOVERNANCE AWARDS

The Best Chief Executive Officer Award

Christian Kartawijaya, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk – Platinum
Ricky Tan, KinderWorld International Group – Gold

The Best Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Award

PT Amman Mineral Nusa – Platinum
BHG Retail REIT – Gold

The Best Governed and Transparent Company Award

RHB Bank Berhad – Platinum
KLCC Stapled Group – Gold
BHG Retail REIT – Silver
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad – Bronze

Besides the main conference, the event consists of executive workshops on integrated reporting and sustainability reporting which was fully subscribed and attended by industry senior executives. On the final day of the event, a day after the conference, delegates were treated to an eco-tour to the legendary Sarawak Cultural Village – an award winning live museum.

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Press Release 1:
For Immediate Release

Sarawak To Host The 11th Global CSR Summit & Awards™ And The Global Good Governance Awards™ On 4-5 April 2019

Sarawak, Malaysia, 4 April 2019 – The Global CSR Summit & Awards™ returns for the 11th year after a memorable celebration at Lombok in 2018. The 11th Global CSR Summit & Awards with The Global Good Governance Awards™ has chosen Sarawak, Malaysia as the 2019 event destination. Also known as the Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak is renowned for its beautiful scenery and rich eco-system. The Sarawak Convention Bureau has endorsed the event and is lending full support to make this a memorable event for all delegates.

The events of the past year have undoubtedly tested companies in a number of ways and changed mainstream discourse about the role corporations should play in advancing and addressing social and global challenges.  In some instances, certain corporate executives have stepped up and taken a larger role in influencing positive change in society and using corporate resources as a force for good. In fact, CSR has taken a dominant role in Boardroom strategy, energising and enhancing the Company’s brand equity as a result. It is therefore, opportune that the theme for the 2019 event be: “A New Era of Corporate Responsibility & Activism”.

Over 200 delegates consisting of local and overseas guests are expected to attend this event.  25 speakers, mostly thought leaders of our time from various industries will share some of the most innovative ideas on environmental protection and resilience, community empowerment, gender equality and workplace diversity, supply chain transparency, corporate transparency, brand activism and consumer data protection. Besides the main conference, the event consists of executive workshops on integrated reporting and sustainability reporting which is almost fully subscribed.  On the final day of the event, delegates will be treated to an eco tour to the legendary Sarawak Cultural Village – an award winning live museum.

The awards component – The Global CSR Awards™ and The Good Governance Awards™ continuously attract a strong following of over 400 global and regional companies year after year, in submitting their nominations for the coveted award. Only about 100 companies will be shortlisted and a selected few will win the coveted award that spans across 8 categories.  Audrey Van Houten, Global Events Director of The Global CSR Summit & Awards commented: “The Global CSR Summit & Awards has withstood the test of time and it has emerged as the de-facto event for the CSR & Corporate Governance Community.  No one event has been so widely supported by so many respected companies from around the world including some of the Fortune 500 companies. We look forward to a new experience with our delegates at Sarawak.”

YB Dato Sri Hajjah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister For Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family And Childhood Development will be gracing the event as the guest of honour.  

The confirmed speakers are:

  • Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Group CEO of Sarawak Energy Berhad
  • Puan Aisah Eden, Executive Vice President for Corporate Services, Sarawak Energy Berhad
  • Dr Steve Newman, Banyan Tree’s Group Sustainability Director and Coordinating Director of Banyan Tree Global Foundation
  • Dr Martin Blake, Director Speaker And Mentor With Specialist Expertise In Board Direction, Governance And Futuring, Blake Advisory Pte Ltd
  • David Way, General Manager of OceanaGold, Didipio
  • Beny Priyatna Kusumah, Department Head of Group Support in the Environment & Social Responsibility Division of PT. Astra International, Tbk.
  • Paul Choo, Vice President of Human Resources and CSR, Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  • Rishi Pathania, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, UPL Limited
  • Jiwari Abdullah, General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Sarawak Energy Berhad.
  • Dr Geoffrey Williams, Founder and Director of Williams Business Consultancy Sdn Bhd
  • Poonsit Wongthawatchai, Executive Vice President, Environmental, Social and Governance Division, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited
  • Stefan Phang, Director, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversey, Inc
  • Teckla Rodrigo, Embhodi Founder and national director, Sri Lanka
  • Shveta Pandey, National Director, Embodhi India
  • Đặng ‘Hope’ Mỹ Hạnh, Regional Director, South-East Asia, Embodhi Foundation
  • Ashish Sachdeva, Thought Leader at Blue Planet Environmental Solutions & Founder, Green Dream Foundation
  • Rizal Algamar, Country Director, Indonesia Program, The Nature Conservancy
  • Binaisha Kotwal, Head Corporate Social Responsibility – Australia and New Zealand, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Ghufron Sholihin, CSR Program Manager, PT Adaro Indonesia

The award categories in The Global CSR AwardsTM and The Global Good Governance AwardsTM 2019 are:  

The Global CSR Awards 2019

A) Global Category

  1. Best Environmental Excellence Award
  2. Best Community Programme Award
  3. Excellence In Provision Of Literacy & Education Award
  4. Empowerment of Women Award
  5. Best Workplace Practices
  6. CSR Leadership Award
  7. Product Excellence Award

B) Country Awards Category

Best Country Award for Overall CSR Excellence

  1. Singapore
  2. Malaysia
  3. Thailand
  4. Indonesia
  5. Middle East
  6. Cambodia

Global Good Governance Awards

  1. The Best Chief Executive Officer Award
  2. The Best Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Award
  3. The Best Governed and Transparent Company Award

For media partnerships and media passes please contact:

Muhamad Alfiz

Email: marketing@pinnaclegroup.global

Tel: +65 6444 1644 / +65 6444 6549