Selangor, 30 Mar 2013 – As part of its on-going CSR programme, UMW, one of the nation’s biggest conglomerates, took part in organising a beach clean-up programme at Pantai Remis, Jeram. Its internal volunteer group, the UMW Community Champions, together with Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) and the Kuala Selangor municipal council spent the whole of Saturday morning cleaning the beach at Pantai Remis. The event was also to commemorate World Water Day held on 22 March 2013.
Pantai Remis is a well known picnic spot for families during weekends. Due to its popularity over the years, the once clean and pristine tourist attraction is now littered with rubbish being disposed indiscriminately. With the help of some 40 UMW Community Champions and 40 volunteers from the Kuala Selangor Municipal Council, LUAS and the local community, they have managed to collect more than 90kg of rubbish at the end of the programme.
UMW President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir said, “Although this was a small effort, we hope that it was able to teach, especially the young, on the importance in taking care of our environment. After all, we ourselves do not inherit the earth, but merely borrow it from our children”.
The UMW Group has a long history of supporting a number of non-profit and non-political organisations through its community programmes. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is comprehensive and goes beyond just funding charitable projects, benchmarking against international best practices in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.