Sunway received a prestigious recognition for the social impact of its corporate social responsibility efforts from the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia at its 75th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday night.
Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah received the award on behalf of the conglomerate from YAB Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who graced the awards ceremony at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.
“We are humbled by the recognition and this award goes to our team at Sunway who is working tirelessly, not to only innovate for long-term solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges every day but also dedicated to reaching out to those who need it the most at every step of the way, so that no one will be left behind on the path to progress. The goals of the UN-SDGs are not the work of governments alone – it is everyone’s responsibility. We are all in this together.”
Sunway Group is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) and carries out social responsibility aligned to the UN-SDGs through its #SunwayforGood initiatives.
These initiatives are focused on delivering education, healthcare, and community enrichment to those who need it the most, especially individuals in the B40 communities. To date, #SunwayforGood initiatives has impacted 404,901 Malaysians across the country and targets to improve 1 million lives by 2030.
In 2020, the Group had sponsored RM 1 million to set-up the #SunwayforGood Anjung Kasih Yayasan Kebajikan Negara for the Hospital Seberang Jaya in Penang. The #SunwayforGood Anjung Kasih Yayasan Kebajikan Negara for the Hospital Seberang Jaya is a building providing temporary accommodation for family members from underserved community group who are accompanying patients receiving treatments at government hospitals.
Since the start of the pandemic last year, Sunway Group has committed more than RM50 million, which includes more than RM12 million, to support Government healthcare institutions and professionals, and RM20 million to provide retailers rent-free days during the MCO 1.0 period, and support for the current National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP), which amounts to a commitment of more than RM28 million.
The commitments served to help Malaysians combat Covid-19 and alleviate the hardships of those who are most impacted by the pandemic such as frontline workers, small businesses, as well as families and individuals within the B40 communities.
The Group has also recently committed Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre as the first private large-scale vaccination centre for the Petaling district, as the country ramps up its NCIP. The 150,000 sq ft convention centre opened its doors on March 10 and will be carrying out vaccinations for at least 1.8 million people, starting with frontline workers followed by residents in the Petaling district over the next 11 months until February 2022.
In conjunction with the Hari Raya festive season, Sunway will be embarking on its Hari Raya CSR campaign which will reach out to a total of 14,266 beneficiaries nationwide.
Leading up to its 50th anniversary in 2024, Sunway has also embarked on a mission to fulfil four pledges starting this year. The pledges are to build and refurbish at least 50 libraries through the Sunway READ programme; to pack a total of one million meals for undernourished communities; to set up 50 urban farms for 50 orphanages, and to provide basic health screening in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation for 50 Orang Asal communities.