AEON Credit Service Malaysia initiated a Nationwide Coastal Clean-up Campaign which was held in conjunction with the World Ocean Day 2022. The opening ceremony of the campaign was held at Pantai Morib, Selangor and was graced by Dato’ Amirul Azizan bin Dato’ Sri Abdul Rahim, Council President of the Kuala Langat Municipal Council.
The coastal cleanup activity is an annual event organised by AEON Credit to ensure the continuity and cleanliness of the coastal area around Malaysia. The annual campaign is joined by the Company’s employees as part of its employee volunteering programme.
Faizul Hamzah, Chief Risk Officer of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad, said, “As a Company that strives to put the community and the environment first, the nationwide coastal cleanup campaign is organised as part of the Company’s ESG commitment to preserve the coastal areas throughout Malaysia. AEON Credit Service Malaysia alongside several government agencies and local communities has held similar programmes in the past years. As of February 2022, more than 20 tonnes of recyclable waste has been collected and this in line with the Company’s target as we have met two goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), namely the SDG 13 (Climate Change) and SDG 14 (Underwater Life)”.
On the same day of the opening ceremony, the coastal cleanup programme was also carried out at Pantai Morib itself, Pantai Batu Layar, Johor and Pantai Kampung Buntal, Sarawak with a total of 400 volunteers from AEON Credit Service Malaysia and Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa and a total of 2,257.9kg of debris was collected out of which 1,806.3kg are recyclable waste consisting of plastics, polystyrenes and recyclable items.
The Nationwide Coastal Cleanup Phase 2 will be held on 23 July 2022 at Pantai Sepat, Pahang, Pantai Bersih, Pulau Pinang and Pantai ODEC UMS, Sabah where additional 340 volunteers will be participating.
“This year, our Company aims at clearing an additional 6.5 tonnes of wastes along the coastal lines at 6 beaches nationwide”, added Faizul Hamzah.
AEON Credit Service Malaysia has been actively involved in conserving the environment which includes the annual Mangrove Tree Planting project in Sabah and Biodiversity Reforestation in Sarawak. Before the Movement Control Order, a total of 1,000 indigenous tree species were planted in Sabal Forest Reserve, Sarawak.
“In January 2022, in our effort to conserve the biodiversity while improving the quality of the natural environment and rivers, our volunteers successfully planted 500 mangrove seedlings in the Lema’as Forest Reserve, a Class V mangrove forest reserve in Kota Belud, Sabah”, said Faizul.