Shah Alam, 20 June 2013 – The UMW Group announced today the renewal of its existing partnership with MERCY Malaysia. The partnership has seen UMW provide over RM1.8 million in funds, including the supply of 5 vehicles – 3 Toyota Hilux, 1 Toyota Hiace and 1 Toyota Innova. The Group has also contributed more than 4,200 hours in manpower support of MERCY Malaysia’s programmes, particularly for the rural and vulnerable communities in Sabah, Sarawak and Johor since 2009. To commemorate this event, a signing ceremony between UMW and MERCY Malaysia was held at UMW’s corporate headquarters in Shah Alam. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, President, MERCY Malaysia and Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, President & Group CEO, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. were present at the ceremony.
For 2013, the UMW Group has allocated a budget of RM407,215.00 to MERCY Malaysia. The grant will be used to fund activities which include 7 Outreach Clinics for the indigenous community in the rural areas of Sabah, 4 Outreach Clinics in the rural areas of Sarawak and 2 Outreach Clinics in Johor, as well as a Disaster Risk Reduction Programme for the disabled community in Selangor. To date, approximately 14,563 people have benefitted from the programmes jointly organised by UMW and MERCY Malaysia.
“We know that the real value of our business comes from what we can give – the best products and services to our customers; a safe, healthy and supportive environment for our employees; and for the community at large, we aim to give what we can, be it financial donations or a helping hand to those most in need”, said Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir at the signing ceremony.
As an extension of UMW’s CSR efforts, its employee-volunteer programme known as the UMW Community Champions have clocked nearly 11,721 hours in service to the community and is confident of achieving an additional 4,000 hours by the end of 2013. Selected Community Champions have undergone training programmes with MERCY Malaysia and have gone on to participate in various MERCY Malaysia activities around the country.
Background on UMW
The UMW Group is an international conglomerate that develops industries, manages partnerships and facilitates growth. It is involved in four core businesses – Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering, and Oil & Gas.
Adopting its rallying call – Beyond Boundaries®, UMW is set to play a leading role in shaping the future of its industries globally. The Group will do this by inspiring vibrant ideas, nurturing potential, pioneering partnerships and delivering excellence in everything it does; the rewards of which will contribute to the progress and well-being of its stakeholders.